Fri 23 Nov 2018, 6 pm
24 Trang Tien, Hanoi
You are invited to the book launch of “As elegant as the French – as welcoming as the Vietnamese” by Eva Nguyen Binh, former Counselor of Cooperation and Cultural Activities and former Director of Institut Français du Vietnam (2013-2017), with the author herself.
“As elegant as the French – as welcoming as the Vietnamese” is a book that brings together sophisticated, at times somewhat sarcastic yet endearing observations of author Eva Nguyen Binh on the differences in good manners, lifestyle and cultural habits between the French and the Vietnamese. From the way you sit at the table to the way you give gifts and the way you dress, there are many subtleties that could cause surprises or even misunderstandings.
Mrs. Eva Nguyen Binh was born to a French mother and a Vietnamese father. She had had 4 years (2013-2017) of experience working as Counselor of Cooperation and Cultural Activities and as Director of Institut Français du Vietnam. “As elegant as the French – as welcoming as the Vietnamese” is not a textbook, but rather a handbook that seeks to explain the differences so that the Vietnamese can better understand the French and vice versa, with the French in particular and foreigners in general. As Professor Ngo Bao Chau said: “This is a useful book for the young and old alike who are always eager to discover the world.”
French-Vietnamese dual translation
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Translated by Hanoi Grapevine
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