French artist finds inspiration across Southeast Asia (25-04-2006) French painter Sophie Chardonnet is displaying 24 acrylic paintings inspired by the diverse faces of Viet Nam at an exhibition in the Art Vietnam Gallery in Ha Noi. Entitled, Beyond the Gaze, the exhibition is the aesthetic result of the creative energy that Sophie has been channeling onto canvas for the past three years. Born in France, the artist travelled to Washington DC where she improved her skills with a culture study of America's capitol. But her true inspiration came after arriving in Southeast Asia. Sophie immediately took note of the myriad Asian faces she encountered. She saw that each face bore sharp feature differences; some are placid, some beautiful, some passive, some active. These faces quickly became the sole inspiration behind all of her works. "I was impressed by Vietnamese people, especially their heterogeneous faces, which urged me to find what is hidden behind them. I wanted to explore the … [Read more...] about French artist finds inspiration across Southeast Asia
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Preface Chapter I: Vietnam's Viewpoints and Policies on Human Rights Chapter II: Vietnam's Achievements in the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights I. Civil and Political Rights 1. Rights to Vote and Stand for Election, and to Participate in the Administration of the State and Management of the Society 2. Freedoms of Speech and the Press, and the Right to Information 3. Freedom of Association and Assembly 4. Freedom of Religion and Belief 5. Ensuring Equal Rights among Ethnic Groups 6. Ensuring the Rights to Life, Physical Inviolability and Dignity 7. Freedom of Movement and Residence II. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 1. Rights to Economic Development and Improvement of the Material Life 2. Social Rights 3. Right to Healthcare III. Rights of Women, Children, Family, Elderly and Disabled People. 1. Women's Rights and Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 2. The Rights of the Child 3. Rights of Disabled People and Agent … [Read more...] about The book “Achievements in Protecting and Promoting Human Rights in Vietnam”
Author: Louis Frédéric; Publisher: Art; Size: 13.5cmx21cm; Quantites: 443 p.; Year: 2005. From the earliest years of the AD, Buddhism was through the mountains, over the sea to develop the commercial route to enter the country in Southeast Asia, through the desert of CentralAsia into Persiaand China. While spreading along with passing time, Buddhism developed and adapted to new cultures and eras. At the beginning of the first century AD or slightly earlier, Buddhism with Buddha image has gone through the development process: from merely a philosophy of human in order to help people live harmoniously, gradually it transformed into a system of religious doctrine. "Buddhistic painting and statue" summarizes the history of Buddhism and the evolution of the sysbol of Buddhistic art in all countries involving. The work describes the special attribute of different objects, such as standing, sitting or manner of hands ..... helps us identify the exact subject of the Buddhist … [Read more...] about Buddhistic painting and statue.
Since Vietnam commenced its national renewal process 20 years ago, religious activities have flourished in the country. 1. Diverse and effervescent religious activities Diverse religious activities have been held throughout Vietnam, particularly in big cities and religious centers such as Hanoi, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Tay Ninh, Can Tho and others. Religious institutions have made certain contributions to the gathering and mobilising of religious believers, who constitute an important force in the national unity block, in the national construction and development process. Religious rites and festivals have been held on a larger scale in solemnity and safety. Many of them have become community activities, drawing in a large number of people who feel encouraged, secure and confident. They include Buddha's birthday, Christmas day observed by Catholics and Protestants, Our Lady of La Vang Festival observed by Catholics, birth anniversaries of Caodaism … [Read more...] about Religious activities flourish in Vietnam’s national renewal process
The government of Myanmar on January 28, announced the policy on giving eight-year tax break for foreign investors. This country can even prolong the time to draw direct foreign investment (FDI) into economic development projects. Burmese Deputy Railway Minister Lwin Thaung told the media at the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, that Myanmar is about to approve the amended Investment Law in late February to replace the one that was issued in 1991. That is a clear message of Myanmar to international community after it performed the first step of democratic reforms. Myanmar’s current economic situation is similar to that of Vietnam 18 years ago, when the US embargo was lifted, creating business opportunities for foreign investors. Although Myanmar’s real potential is not fully informed but this country’s open-door policy has created expectations, as the comment by Jim Rogers, Chairman of the Singapore-based Rogers Holding Group. “If you … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s FDI in perspective of competition with Myanmar