Vietnamese historian Phan Huy Le was elected a foreign correspondent member of L'Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (the
Speaking when hearing the news, Prof. Le said: "I am very astonished because I was not aware of the academy's voting and selection process. It is a big honor not only for me but also for all Vietnamese social scientists".
Born in 1934 in the central
|Prof. Phan Huy Lê|
Two years later, he was appointed as the chief lecturer of the subject of Việt
He contributed to opening two new and important theories: orientalism and Vietnamese studies of Ha Noi National University's
The life of Prof. Lê is closely attached to Hà Nội where he lives and devotes his whole heart, mind and passion to researching and protecting the cultural and historical heritages of Thăng Long–Hà Nội.
For years, the Việt Nam History Society, chaired by Prof Phan Huy Lê, has made considerable contributions to defining historical and cultural values as well as preparing the dossiers of the Thăng Long Imperial Citadel as a national-level heritage, then as a World Cultural Heritage.
Prof. Lê has also helped to compile similar dossiers for “the Phù Đổng Festival” and “Doctoral Steles at Văn Miếu-Quốc Tử Giám” to be recognized by the UNESCO as world heritages.
The professor has presided over many major seminars about Thăng Long-Hà Nội, and been an author of different researches about the capital city’s history, culture and celebrities.
Phan Huy Lê was conferred the professor title in 1980, the People’s Teacher in 1994, and the State Award in 2000. He was the first Vietnamese person that received the Asian Cultural Award Fukuoka from
Prof. Phan Huy Lê has been nominated as one of ten most outstanding Hanoians in 2010.
He is currently the president of the Viet Nam Association of Historical Sciences.
Established in 1663, the Academy – one of the five academies of the