A ceremony was held in the central province of Ha Tinh on June 24 to receive a certificate recognising the Sino-Nom Documents from Truong Luu Village as a Document Heritage Memory of the World Programme for the Asia-Pacific region.
Thanks to the dedication, hard work, and responsibility of generations of descendants as well as the great attention from the provincial and central authorities, the Sino-Nom Documents of Truong Luu Village have officially been listed as a Documentary Heritage of the Asia-Pacific region under the Memory of the World Programme for the Asia-Pacific region.
The Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism presents the certificate recognising the Sino-Nom Documents of Truong Luu Village as a Documentary Heritage under the Memory of the World Programme for the Asia-Pacific region.
This is a unique handwritten collection in Chinese and Nom featuring the documents of the ordinations of the Le and Nguyen dynasties (1689-1943) to honour, bestow, and ordain a number of people from families of Nguyen Huy, Tran, Hoang, and Phan in Truong Luu Village.
These documents are now rare cultural and educational documents and unique art works.
Speaking at the ceremony, Vice Chairman of Ha Tinh Provincial People's Committee Le Ngoc Chau said Ha Tinh is rich in historical-cultural traditions and is home to many world intangible and tangible cultural heritages, including Ca Tru (ceremonial singing) and Nghe Tinh Vi-Giam folk singing as representative intangible cultural heritage of humanity, the woodblocks of Phuc Giang School, the book entitled “Hoang Hoa Su Trinh Do” (Itinerary Maps of the Imperial Envoy), and the Sino-Nom Documents from Truong Luu Village as three document heritages under the Memory of the World Programme for Asia-Pacific region.
The province currently has more than 1,800 historical and cultural relics and scenic spots, including two special national relics, 86 national-level relics, and 550 provincial-level relics.
Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong expressed his hope that the families and owners of the heritages will continue to join hands with the State management agencies to protect and promote the values of the heritages in a more effective and scientific manner.
The ceremony also celebrated the 310th anniversary of Nguyen Huy Oanh (1713-2023), who won the third highest academic title in the feudal system, the 280th anniversary of celebrity Nguyen Huy Tu (1743-2023), and 240th anniversary of celebrity Nguyen Huy Ho (1783-2023).