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Keith Taylor

Professor of Vietnamese Studies
Keith Taylor

Professor Taylor is Professor of Vietnamese Studies. He became interested in Vietnam as a result of his military service in the Vietnam War in the US Army, where he studied the Vietnamese language and culture. He has published several books and many articles about Vietnamese history and literature, most recently A History of the Vietnamese (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He has pioneered the teaching in North America of literary Vietnamese in the character script based on literary Chinese called chữ Nôm.

Current Projects: "Vietnamese literature and government administration during the reign of Minh Manh (1820-40) as seen in the poetry and career of Nguyen Cong Tru."

Key Networks: UC Berkeley, University of Michigan

Topics of Interest: A comprehensive understanding of the history, culture, relgion, and society of Vietnam

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