Wednesday 26 October

Engaging With Vietnam #13

Knowledge Producation in the Age of Metrics and Global Rankings

26-28 October 2022 at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City and 29-30 in Trà Vinh

Trường Đại học Khoa học Xã hội và Nhân văn – Đại học Quốc gia TP.HCM

Address: 10-12 Đ. Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh

In collaboration with the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City (USSH, VNU-HCMC); HUTECH University; the University of South Australia’s Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion (CRESI); and the International and Comparative Education (ICE) Research Group at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).

26 October / Registration / 7:00-8:00

(Payment in cash at registration for Gala Dinner and Tra Vinh Tour.)

26 October / Opening Ceremony / 8:00-8:30

26 October / Keynote Session / 8:30-10:00

Jazz and Knowledge Production

Location: Van Khoa Hall (Hội Trường Văn Khoa)

Hosts: Stan BH Tan-Tangbau (Independent Scholar), Phan Lê Hà and Liam C. Kelley (University Brunei Darussalam)

Panelists: Stan BH Tan-Tangbau, Quyền Văn Minh, Lưu Quang Minh, Quyền Thiện Đắc, and Hoàng Xuân Tùng

This keynote presentation introduces the study of jazz in Vietnam and its significance for both Vietnam studies and the field’s scholars. Specifically, we wish to highlight how jazz in Vietnam (and the study of jazz in Vietnam) highlights an inclusive endeavor of knowledge production engaging different targeted audience during the music’s journey into the official soundscape of socialist Vietnam, which essentially planted the seeds that grew into a continuously evolving nuanced sound in its own right, Vietnamese jazz.

26 October / Break / 10:00-10:30

26 October / Plenary Session / 10:30-12:00

Reflections on Methodology, Sustainable Development Goals and Publication Mandates

Location: Van Khoa Hall (Hội Trường Văn Khoa)

Host: Phan Lê Hà

Panelists: Bùi Hải Thiêm (NAFOSTED Research Council on Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology), Catherine Earl (RMIT Vietnam), Tam Ngo (NIOD Institute for War, Genocide and Holocaust Studies), Phương Tố Tâm (Foreign Trade University) and Masitah Shahrill (Universiti Brunei Darussalam)

This plenary session will address the various issues that have emerged as universities around the world have increased their participation in global systems in recent years, from university rankings to UN sustainability goals. How do scholars balance the various requirements that they now face? What are the challenges and opportunities in the current academic environment? These are the types of questions that will be addressed in this session.

26 October / Lunch/ 1200-12:15

26 October / Parallel Sessions / 1:15-3:15

Panel 01: Migration Studies in Vietnam - Interdisciplinary Approaches

Wed 26 October

Time: 1:15-3:15

Location: D.509

Chair: Truong Thi Thu Hang (USSH, VNU-HCMC)

A 300-Year Journey: Migration, Integration and Development of the Chinese Communities in the Southwest Region, Vietnam

Huỳnh Hoàng Ba (USSH, VNU-HCMC)

Reshaping Identities in Social Spaces of the Migrants in Vietnam (The Case of the Korean and the Arabs in Ho Chi Minh City)

Tạ Thị Lan Khanh (Institute for Cadre Development, HCMC), Phan Thanh Huyen and Tran Ngan Ha (USSH, VNU-HCMC)

Economic Activities and Cultural Adaptation in Islamic Practice of Arabs in Ho Chi Minh City

Phan Thanh Huyen (USSH, VNU-HCMC)

The Trend of Leaving Cities to Rural Areas to Start-up of Young People in Southern Region in Vietnam

Quách Thuyên Nhã Uyên and Trương Hoàng Tố Nga (USSH, VNU-HCMC)

Panel 02: Work, Leadership and Employability

Wed 26 October

Time: 1:15-3:15

Location: D.504

Chair: Phương Tố Tâm (Foreign Trade University)

Academic Women and Leadership in Eastern and Western Cultures: Experiences of Women Leaders in Vietnam, Malaysia and the U.S.

Ngoc Lan Thi Dang (Vietnamese-German University)

The Role of Internship in Improving Students’ Work Readiness at Foreign Trade University, Vietnam

Đinh Thị Ngoan (Foreign Trade University)

Dự định làm việc trong môi trường quốc tế của Gen Z

Ngô Tiểu Hy, Củng Hồng Lợi, Nguyễn Lý Kim Ngân, Lê Tú Anh, Ly Xuan Anh, and Huỳnh Hoàng Vy (USSH, VNU-HCM)

Towards the Conceptualisation of Employability for Vietnamese Graduates

Phung Thi Duc (The University of Tasmania)

Panel 03: Evolving Meanings of “Freedom” in Twentieth Century Vietnam

Wed 26 October

Time: 1:15-3:15

Location: D.503

Chair: Sean Fear (University of Leeds)

Volontés d’Existence, Language and Intellectual Freedom

Yen Vu (Fulbright University Vietnam)

A Forgotten Sacred Army: The Birth of the Chaplain Force in the Army of the State of Vietnam in the First Indochina War

Ho Thanh Tam (VNU-Hanoi)

Development through Social Revolution: Intellectual Discourse and The Case of New Life Construction Plan in Saigon, 1965-1971

Bùi Chí Thiện (USSH, VNU-HCMC)

The “Miệt Vườn” and Early 20th Century Cochinchinese Politics

Anthony Morreale (University of California Berkeley)

Panel 04: Teaching and Assessment

Wed 26 October

Time: 1:15-3:15

Location: D.502

Chair: Le Thuy Linh (Engaging With Vietnam)

Designing Listening and Speaking Activities for Textual Fluency and Critical Thinking: The Involvement of Deeper Learning and Career Orientation Based on the Technology Platform

Hà Tú Anh (FPT University) and Lê Thị Vân Anh (Cau Giay Junior Highschool Hanoi)

Baselining the Motivations in Shadow Education and Mathematics

Masitah Shahrill, Daniel Asamoah, and Farida Nurhasanah (Universiti Brunei Darussalam)

Teaching Practices to Empower Learners of English as a Lingua Franca

Ngô Thị Liên Hương (Hue University of Foreign Languages)

Do Pre-Service Teachers’ Conceptions of Assessment Determine their Perceived Formative Assessment Practices? A Comparative Study Between Brunei Darussalam And Indonesia

Daniel Asamoah (Universiti Brunei Darussalam)

Wed 26 October / Break / 3:15-3:30

Wed 26 October / Parallel Sessions / 3:30-5:30

Panel 05: UNESCO’s Heritage Conventions: Heritage Dynamics in Vietnam

Wed 26 October

Time: 3:30-5:30

Location: D.509

Chair: Nguyen Thi Hien (VNU-Hanoi)

Authorized Heritage Discourse: The Dynamics of Heritagization in Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Hien (VNU-Hanoi)

Sacredness, Privacy, and the Public: Controversies over Ritual Practices and Performances in the Vietnam’s Heritage Post-inscription Context

Tran Hoai (VNU-Hanoi)

Governance Achievements and Challenges in a World Heritage Site: The Case Study of Ho Dynasty’s Citadel in Thanh Hoá

Hoàng Thuý Quỳnh (VNU-Hanoi)

Theatricalization as a Method of Safeguarding, Promotion and Exploitation of UNESCO’s Inscribed Intangible Cultural Elements in Vietnam

Lu Thi Thanh Le and Nguyễn Hoàng Dương (VNU-Hanoi)

“Authorized Heritage Discourse” in the Process of Heritagization: A Case Study of Bach Ma Temple, Hanoi

Tran Thi An (School of Interdisciplinary Studies, VNU-Hanoi)

Panel 06: Art and Literature

Wed 26 October

Time: 3:30-5:00

Location: D.503

Chair: Stan BH Tan-Tangbau (Independent Scholar)

Vietnam Colonial Heritage Perception through French Cinema

Trần Huỳnh Bảo Khánh (USSH, VNU-HCMC) and Nguyễn Thanh Phương (Vietnam Japan University)

Contemporary Vietnamese Theatre in Lưu Quang Vũ’s Blue Chrysanthemum in the Swamp

Yuko Saito Nobe (Taisho University)

National Art Exhibitions and Awards in Vietnam – Artistic Standards or Mere Formalities

Tran Thi Hoang Ngan (Vietnam University of Fine Arts)

From the Perspective of Eco-Criticism in Nguyen Ngoc Tu’s Literature to the Conservation of the Southern River Environment in the 21st Century

Hoàng Thị Hiền Lê (Hanoi National University of Education)

Roundtable: Upheavals and Impacts of the Challenging Post-Covid 19 Context on Higher Education

Wed 26 October

Time: 3:30-5:00

Location: D.504

Chair: Vuong Tran (HUTECH University)

Participants: Vuong Tran (HUTECH University), Huỳnh Hoàng Lâm (HUTECH University) and Huỳnh Nhật Hải (HUTECH University)

Workshop: Vietnamese Hip-Hop

Wed 26 October

Time: 3:30-5:00

Location: D.502

Chair: Nguyễn Minh Tiến (Fulbright University

Participants: TBA

GALA Dinner!! 26 October

$10 per person to be paid at registration on the morning of 26 October.