Researcher Giang Quan wins “Bui Xuan Phai – Love for Hanoi” awards
The The Thao & Van Hoa (Sports & Culture) newspaper under the Vietnam News Agency has announced the 8th “Bui Xuan Phai – Love for Hanoi” awards in Hanoi.
In the category of “Bui Xuan Phai - Love for Hanoi”, researcher Giang Quan, who has devoted his entire life to study Hanoi was presented for the award worth VND20 million.
Born in 1927, researcher Quan is regarded as a “living encyclopaedia” on Hanoi with more than 30 books about the land and the people of Hanoi. For over half a century he has been a familiar figure among Hanoians for engaging in the city’s traditional art and culture activities. He was presented with the title of “Outstanding citizen of Hanoi”.
The awards were also presented in categories such as job prize, work prize and idea prize, worth VND8 million for each.
The work prize went to “Hanoi: Capital city” by Dr. Michael Waibei and “A day roi Hanoi 7 mon” (Here seven Hanoi dishes) and “Cau am” (Mandarin’s son) by Tran Chien.
While the idea prize was granted to the research project on restoring the Kinh Thien Palace in the Thang Long Imperial Citadel conducted by the Thang Long – Hanoi Vestiges Preservation Centre.
The job prize went to the Hanoi Studying and Development Centre.
The “Bui Xuan Phai – Love for Hanoi” awards were launched in 2008 by the The Thao & Van Hoa newspaper and the late painter’s family. The awards are named after the famous painter Bui Xuan Phai (1920-1988) in honour of his career and aims to continue spreading his love for Hanoi./.
( Compiled by VNF )