ASHEBORO — In the eyes of many Americans, there is little separation between the image of “Vietnam” and the tragic outcome of U.S. involvement in the war.
But Vietnam as a nation, and the Vietnamese people, have existed in the region for more than 2,000 years.
UNC-Greensboro history professor Dr. James Anderson will talk about the country, its people and its traditions in “Vietnamese Culture: Beyond the War” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St.
Anderson will introduce various aspects of modern Vietnamese society and culture, with a focus on preserving traditions during the country’s emergence from its war-torn past.
His talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Anderson is head of the History Department at UNCG. He holds master’s and Ph.D degrees from the University of Washington and a B.A. from Harvard University. His fields of study include imperial and modern China, east Asia and Southeast Asia.
For more information, call 336-318-6803.