The people

Executive Committee Members

John Balaban, President

Brad Crittenden, Vice-President

Ngô Trung Việt, Vice-President

Stephen O. Lesser, Secretary/Treasurer

Board Of Directors

John Balaban, President, Cary, NC

Lee Collins, Palo Alto,CA

Brad Crittenden, San Juan, PR

Lê Phạm Lê, Pittsburgh, CA

Stephen O. Lesser, Treasurer, Los Angeles, CA

Ngô Trung Việt,, Vice-President, Hà Nội, Việt Nam

D. Neil Schmid, China

Virginia Jing-yi Shih, Berkeley, CA

 

Board Meeting December, 2013 in Palm Springs, CA

Board at 2013 meeting in Palm Springs with Young Scholar recipient John Phan

 

Advisory Council

Dezso Benedek, Athens, GA

Donald L. Holley, Paris, France

Hồ Văn Tiến, Genève, Switzerland

Lê Mai Phương, Alabama, USA

Dr. Lê Phạm Ngưng Hương, Genève, Switzerland

Prof. Lê Xuân Khoa, Bethesda, MD

Prof. Dr Sci Nguyễn Quang Hồng, Hà Nội, Việt Nam

Steve Nichols, Palm Springs, CA

June Pulcini, Hermosa Beach, CA

Prof. William Seraile, New York City, NY

Trần Thắng, West Hartford, CT

Gillam Hall, San Juan, PR

Phạm Kiều Diễm, Queens, NY

Gabriella Karsch, Hollywood, CA

 

Nôm Na Office In Hanoi

Alexandre Le

Lê Văn Cường

Lương Thị Hạnh

 

We are thankful for their service:

Phạm Kiều Diễm, Vice President (2007-2009)

Ngô Thanh Nhàn, Vice President (1999-2007)

Đỗ Tuyết Khanh, Vice President (2000-2004)

Mark Barnett, Vice President (2009-2013)

James Đỗ Bá Phước, Board (2008-2013)

Wynn Wilcox, Board (2008-2011)

C. Michele Thompson (2006-2011)


In Memoriam

 

Father Anthony Tran Van Kiem (L.m. An-tôn Trần văn Kiệm), 1920-2012.
Those who value the cultural heritage of Vietnam written in the medieval Hán-Nôm scripts will be forever grateful to Father Anthony for his Giúp Đọc Nôm và Hán-Việt, his ground-breaking life-work which was one of the first dictionaries of the Hán-Nôm writing systems printed in True Type fonts and accessible via the internet.

 

 

Father Anthony Tran Van Kiem (L.m. An-tôn Trần văn Kiệm) died on June 16, 2012
at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Father Kiem was 92 years old and a priest
for 62 years.

Father Kiem was born on Dec. 31, 1920 in Phát Diệm, Vietnam, and was ordained
a priest on June 29, 1946 for the Diocese of Phát Diệm. In 1975 he was accepted
into the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida. He retired to Seadrift, Texas,
in 1991 but continued to serve the Vietnamese fishing village there until 2006 when
he moved to Atlanta.

Those who value the cultural heritage of Vietnam written in the medieval Hán-Nôm
scripts will be forever grateful to Father Anthony for his Giúp Đọc Nôm và Hán-Việt,
his ground-breaking life-work which was one of the first modern dictionaries of
these pre-modern writing systems.

It was an honor for our Foundation to work with Father Anthony, digitizing his
dictionary, publishing it in print in True Type Fonts in 2004, and subsequently
making it available at this website.