Vietnam in transition: reflections on Change (2)

Impact of Change on Personal Transformation Relating to my personal experience is the easiest way to start. I was one the first very few successful candidates from South Vietnam with a French school background among the 43’000 applicants nationwide to enrol on the post-war first batch of students. Therefore, my experience as a first-generation post-warContinue reading “Vietnam in transition: reflections on Change (2)”

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Vietnam in transition: some reflections on Change

Introduction Among Asian countries that have successfully integrated Western education into their post-colonial modernisation process, the case of Vietnam is an excellent example of this transformation. From an agrarian-based community with deeply rooted Eastern tradition until early 20C, this young nation has become a vibrant and modern nation with enormous potential for development by theContinue reading “Vietnam in transition: some reflections on Change”

Studying Buddhism: On Sharing Common Values

Pursuing my research on Eastern and Western values for my book collection, my mind is waggering left and right, as I continue to discover more and more on the human mind, seen from the viewpoint of an Asian, and a Buddhist. Working on my book series on Education, Cultures and Ethics in the Vietnamese context,Continue reading “Studying Buddhism: On Sharing Common Values”

Reading “The Future of Islam and the West”

Political philosophy seems to be the favorite topic of discussions among my peers. After my first posting on this WordPress platform, I am encouraged to move further with exploring ideas pertaining to how we should be governed, and by whom. As I have spent the last ten years exploring the “other face of the coin”Continue reading “Reading “The Future of Islam and the West””