Collection of Sino-Nom Heritages in TrườngLưu Village

Collection of Sino-Nom Heritages in TrườngLưu Village

Country  Vietnam
Repository  House of the representative of the Nguyen Huy family in TrườngLưu village, Kim Song Truong commune, Can Loc district, Ha Tinh province, Vietnam
Section  Other Documentary Heritage that Contributes to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Gender Dimension  Achievements of women in history
GEM  GEM 1– Gender Sensitive
Description  The Sino-Nom Heritages in TrườngLưu village are a collection of 489 documents in the custody of ancestral houses of worship and private homes in TrườngLưu village, Vietnam. They date from the 17th to the 20th century. The collection includes sắcphong (royal edicts conferring a title on a person), administrative documents, hoành phi (horizontally hung wooden plaques inscribed with Chinese characters.), wooden boards, trướng (silk or fabric used as gifts or awards) and stone stele.

The collection of Sino-Nom Heritages includes documentary heritage on women’s social and cultural activities and their achievements in the village over 250 years. Documentary heritage on women Includes royal edicts, silk scrolls and wooden boards that were made for female villagers to praise their good behavior and moral integrity. Books of genealogy have records for both husband and wives and records from places of worship include women's biographies. There are also literary works about family and cultural activities including one that records how a woman in the village contributed to building the family cultural tradition for the next generations.
Reference  - The Phuc Giang School Woodblocks created by the Nguyen Huy family during their cultural activities between the 18th–20th centuries and used for teaching and learning at Phuc Giang School, TrườngLưu village were inscribed on the Memory of the World MOWCAP register in 2016. See http://www.mowcapunesco.org/register/phuc-giang-school-woodblocks-18th-20th-centuries-2016/

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