Trần Quang Đức



Trần Quang Đức is an independent researcher active in the fields of history, cultural studies, calligraphy and Hán-Nôm script (a writing system based on standard set of classical Chinese characters, formerly used to write the Vietnamese language). He studied at the School of Foreign Languages (National University of Vietnam), and later gained his degree from Beijing University in 2009. From 2012 to 2014, Trần Quang Đức spent 2 years working at the Vietnam Institute of Literature. He is known for his research of the evolution of Vietnamese clothing worn by members of the court, the government, and common people over a period of some 1,000 years titled “Ngàn năm áo mũ” (A thousand years of caps and robes). Besides his research, Trần Quang Đức also works as a calligrapher, translator and teacher of Hán Nôm. He currently lives and works in Hanoi.

  • Võ Trân Châu in conversation with Trần Quang Đức