The Vietnamese Collection of the Harvard-Yenching Library focuses on humanities and social sciences and is particularly strong in history and literature. Highlights of the collection include microfilms of early 19th century Imperial Archives of the Nguyen Dynasty皇朝硃本明命合釘 and rich holdings of the earliest Vietnamese-language newspapers and periodicals from the 1920s and 1930s. It also contains a number of 19th century publications written in classical Chinese on Vietnamese history, law, political institutions, and Buddhism. In conjunction with the Vietnamese-language holdings of the Harvard Law School Library, the Fine Arts Library, and the Harvard Map Collection, the Vietnamese Collection of the Harvard-Yenching Library plays an important role in supporting all Vietnam-related teaching and research activities at Harvard.
Questions and comments, including requests for materials and inquiries about how to use the collection, may be directed to Chan Thi Ngoc Phan, Librarian for the Vietnamese Collection, via e-mail or at 617-496-6007.
- Search for Vietnamese-Language Newspapers at Harvard-Yenching
- Harvard University Asia Center
Overview of Asia-related programs, Asian studies directory
- East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department
Vietnam-related courses, news, faculty directory
- Vietnam WWW Virtual Library
Links to online resources on Vietnam
- Portals to the World: Vietnam
Selected online resources, from the Library of Congress
- Vietnam Studies Group
Links to information and research guides about Vietnam studies