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H-ASIA November 20, 2008 Death of Huynh Sanh Thong (1926-2008) ************************************************************************ From: Lam T B <email@example.com> I found the following obituary notice of Huynh Sanh Thong in a Vietnamese site, and would share it with my H-ASIA collegues: We have just learned that Huynh Sanh Thong, former director of the Yale Southeast Asian Refugee project and founder of the Council's Vietnam Forum and Lac Viet publications series died yesterday [November 17, 2008] of sudden heart failure. He is survived by his wife, Van-Yen Huynh, who retired from her position at the Yale University Library in March 2008. Huynh Sanh Thong was widely regarded as the preeminent translator of the poetry of Vietnam, and dedicated much of his life to bringing the achievements of Vietnamese literature and culture to western audiences. Thong was awarded the AAS Benda Prize in 1981, and was a 1987 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship. Huynh Sanh Thong published two books with Yale Press, _An Anthology of Vietnamese Poetry_ and _The Tale of Kieu_. In 1984, a bilingual edition of poems written by Nguyen Chi Thien and translated into English by Huynh Sanh Thong was published under the title _Flowers from Hell_ by the Yale Council on Southeast Asia Studies. In 1985, this book won the International Poetry Prize in Rotterdam. Services at Grove Street Cemetery later this week will be private. Truong Buu LAM Department of History University of Hawai'i - Manoa --------------------------------------------------------------------- Ed. note: Among the works of Huanh Sanh Thong: An anthology of Vietnamese poems : from the eleventh through the twentieth centuries / edited and translated by Huanh Sanh Thong New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 1996. LCCN 95037761. ISBN 0300064101 (cloth : alk. paper) Nguyen Du 1765 1820 The tale of Kieu. Translated and annotated by Huynh Sanh Thong. New York, Random House [c1973] LCCN 73003993 //r854. ISBN 0394483995. Truyen Ki`êu. English & Vietnamese The tale of Ki`êu : a bilingual edition Truyen Ki`êu. translated and annotated by Hu?nh Sanh Thông, and with a historical essay by Alexander B. Woodside New Haven, [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c1983 LCCN 82010979 ISBN 0300028733 0300040512 (pb.) 9780300040517 (pb.) Flowers from hell = Hoa dia-nguc by Nguyen Chi Thien a bilingual edition of poems selected and translated from the Vietnamese by Huanh Sanh Thong. New Haven, CT: Southeast Asia Studies, Yale University, c1984. LCCN 84050325 //r85. ISBN 0938692216 (pbk.) [A second edition New Haven, CT: Southeast Asia Studies, Yale University, [1986?] NOTE Reprint of the 1984 ed. with minor corrections and changes -- LCCN 86072981. ISBN 0938692216.] The Heritage of Vietnamese poetry / edited and translated by Huanh Sanh Thong. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1979. LCCN 78017092 //r842. ISBN 0300022646. Huanh, Sanh Thong, The golden serpent: how humans learned to speak & invent culture Hamden, Conn.: Huanh Sanh Thong, 1999. LCCN 00708557. Jones, Robert B., and Huynh sanh Thong Introduction to spoken Vietnamese revised edition Washington, D. C., American Council of Learned Societies, 1960. LCCN 60053558. [Revised edition pub. Ithaca, N.Y. : Spoken Language Services, 1979. LCCN 79003165 //r84. ISBN 0879503718.] Reflections from captivity / translated by Christopher Jenkins, Tran Khanh Tuyet, and Huanh Sanh-Thong ; edited by David G. Marr. Athens : Ohio University Press, c1978. SERIES Southeast Asia translation series ; v. 1. LCCN 78001369 //r865. ISBN 0821403753. (pbk) ISBN 0821403869. To be made over: tales of socialist reeducation in Vietnam / Edited and translated by Huanh Sanh Thong. New Haven, CT, USA : Council on Southeast Asia Studies, Yale Center for International and Area Studies ; co-published with the William Joiner Center, UMass/Boston, c1988. NOTE: "A collection of memoirs and stories, translated from the Vietnamese, about what the Vietnamese Communists call (in English) "Socialist reeducation"), especially as it applies to what has occured in South Vietnam after their victory in 1975." LCCN 88072072. ISBN 0938692259 (pbk.) The Quarrel of the six beasts = Luc suc tranh cong by Sanh Thong Huynh; New Haven, CT, USA : Council on Southeast Asia Studies, Yale Center for International and Area Studies, 1987. ISBN: 0938692275 : 9780938692270 Materials for a Vietnamese-English dictionary, 6 vols. by Sanh Thong Huynh Washington: Center for Applied Linguistics, 1968, ©1969. Notes: "Commissioned by the Committee on Language Programs of the American Council of Learned Societies in 1952 in its Program in Oriental Languages ... entries run from a through lo´n and include three sections ... Section 2 ... partially overlaps Sections 1 and 3. The pagination is not complete [sic] reliable." The song of a soldier's wife = Chin phu ngam by Tran Con Dang; Sanh Thong Huynh; Huy Ich Phan New Haven: Yale Center for International and Area Studies, 1986. Notes: Introduction in English, text in Vietnamese translation with an English translation, the original Chinese and Sino-Vietnamese in an appendix : this work was done originally in Chinese and then translated into Vietnamese by Phan Huy Ich. Description: ix, 128 p. Responsibility: Đang Tran Con & Phan Huy Ich ; a bilingual edition, translated and annotated by Huynh Sanh Thong ; illustrated by Trung Dung. Hu`ynh, Sanh Thông, Mother's tongue and slang : why and how thought, language, and culture began np: author, 1990 39 leaves ; 28 cm. 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