After many years of wandering around the internet, I have collected a number of websites which are really helpful to those who are interested in Vietnamese literature and arts, queer cinema, and in-depth intellectual read in English. Today, I want to share them with people who by chance visit my desolate blog.
Vietnamese literature and arts
Talawas: founded by Phạm Thị Hoài and her cohort in 2001 and shut down in 2010. It includes Talawas, Talawas chủ nhật (talachu.org), Talawas tạp chí (tapchitalawas.org) and Talawas blog (talawas.org).
Tiền vệ (tienve.org): founded by Nguyễn Hưng Quốc, Hoàng Ngọc Tuấn and some others in 2002.
Văn Việt (vanviet.info): the blog of Vietnamese Independent Literary Group, with Nguyên Ngọc as the chairman.
Apart from the above sites, there are also: Hợp lưu (hopluu.net), Da màu (damau.org), Diễn đàn (diendan.org), Diễn đàn thế kỷ (diendantheky.net), Phê bình văn học (phebinhvanhoc.com.vn), Học xá (hocxa.com), Litviet (litviet.org, by Phan Nhiên Hạo), Tạp chí sông Hương (tapchisonghuong.com.vn), Gió O (gio-o.com), Soi (soi.today, by Minh Đỗ), Tia sáng (tiasang.com.vn), Mắt cá (matca.vn), Zzz Review (zzzreview.com), Sàn Art (san-art.org), Vănguard (vanguardzine.com), Diacritics (diacritics.org), and the blogs of famous writers including:
Authors and artists: Ăn mày văn chương (amvc.free.fr, by Phan Huy Đường, Nam Dao, and others), Pro Contra (procontra.asia, by Phạm Thị Hoài), Du Tử Lê (dutule.com), Hoàng Hải Thủy (hoanghaithuy.wordpress.com), Thuận (blogcuathuan.wordpress.com, aka Đoàn Ánh Thuận), Nguyễn Ngọc Tư (nguyenngoctu.net), Phan An (phanan.net), Phan Việt (tinyhuong.blogspot.com), Mượn dấu thời gian (phannguyenartist.blogspot.com, by Phan Nguyên), Nguyễn Như Huy (huybeo.blogspot.com), Nguyễn Đình Đăng (nguyendinhdang.wordpress.com), Nguyễn Phương Văn (5xublog.wordpress.com), Lâm Vũ Thao (bloggoldmund.blogspot.com)
Critics and translators: Thụy Khuê (thuykhue.free.fr), Vương Trí Nhàn (vuongtrinhan.blogspot.com), Lại Nguyên Ân (lainguyenan.free.fr), Nguyễn Vy Khanh (sites.google.com/site/nguyenvykhanhca), Tin Văn (tanvien.net and tinvan.limo, by Nguyễn Quốc Trụ), Nhị Linh (nhilinhblog.blogspot.com, aka Cao Việt Dũng), Hải Ngọc (hieutn1979.wordpress.com, aka Trần Ngọc Hiếu), Mai Anh Tuấn (maianhtuan.wordpress.com), Vũ Ánh Dương (vuanhduonghaiphong.blogspot.com), Nguyễn Trường Trung Huy (huyvespa.blogspot.com), Nguyễn Huy Hoàng (hoanghannom.com), Lê Dọn Bàn (chuyendaudau.blogspot.com), Phạm Nguyên Trường (phamnguyentruong.blogspot.com), Lý thuyết văn học (lythuyetvanhoc.wordpress.com, by members of Literature department, Hanoi University of Education), Bread and Roses (breadandrose.com, by members of Literature department, Ho Chi Minh University of Education)
Academics: Trần Đình Sử (trandinhsu.wordpress.com), Nguyễn Thu Giang (gianged.wordpress.com), Nguyễn Văn Tuấn (nguyenvantuan.info)
Vietnamese history and politics
Indomemories (indomemoires.hypotheses.org): where you can find many articles about Vietnam during the period of French colonization.
Viện Việt học (viethoc.com, with Nguyễn Đình Hòa and Trần Ngọc Ninh as members of board of directors).
Nghiên cứu lịch sử (nghiencuulichsu.com), Nghiên cứu quốc tế (nghiencuuquocte.org)
Luật Khoa tạp chí (luatkhoa.org), Nhà xuất bản Tự Do (nhaxuatbantudo.com) and The Vietnamese (thevietnamese.org)
RFI – Radio France Internationale (rfi.fr/vi/), RFA – Radio Free Asian (rfa.org/vietnamese)
…to be continued
Photo: Krys Authier