The Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long has discovered a tremendous amount of Vietnamese porcelain through the Đại La, Đinh-Tiền Lê, Lý, Trần, Lê, Mạc, Lê Trung Hưng, and Nguyễn periods. Many very high-quality products with sophisticated patterns showed the kingship and were assumed to be imperial wares. Those imperial wares include utensils and ceramics reserved for the Kings and might also be for the royal courts. These high-class ceramics are all refined types produced by Thăng Long kilns, and in terms of quality, they are not inferior to Chinese porcelain of the same period. This proves the very high level of development of Vietnam's ancient ceramic production technology. Rare and precious ceramics were used by Vietnamese kings in the Imperial Palace of Thăng Long through the Lý, Trần, and Lê sơ dynasties. This is a significant scientific issue in studying and understanding the cultural, political, religious, and economic life in Thăng Long Imperial Palace through historical periods.
To continue to exchange and study more deeply about Vietnamese imperial ceramics in the Lý, Trần, and Lê sơ periods (11th-16th centuries), the Institute of Imperial Citadel Studies organizes an international scientific Conference in 2021 with the subject The imperial wares in Thang Long Royal Palace. Through this Scientific Seminar, the Institute hopes to be an opportunity to exchange with Vietnamese and international scholars in determining the characteristics, date, and role of the imperial wares in Thăng Long Royal Palace in history.
1. General information about the Conference
Time: The Seminar will be held on Dec 15, 2021.
Location: Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences; and Online via Zoom
Language: Vietnamese, English, Chinese
2. Contents: The Conference focuses on clarifying the following contents:
- Some issues about the concept, connotation, and development history of the imperial wares in Vietnam and Asia in the pre-modern period.
- Imperial wares discovered at the Thăng Long Royal Palace site during the Lý, Trần, and Lê sơ dynasties.
- Comparative study of Vietnamese imperial ceramics with Chinese, Korean, and Japanese imperial ceramics;
- Vietnamese imperial ceramics in the context of international relations, trade, and export of ceramics in Pre-modern Asia.
The Organizing Committee would like to invite you to contribute a paper (about 10-15 pages, font Times New Roman, Unicode encoding, font size 13) before November 25, 2021. Should you consider contributing your paper to our Conference, kindly submit your abstract to Alexgiangvn@gmail.com no later than September 15,2021.
For further information, please contact the Information and International Cooperation Department, Institute of Imperial Citadel Studies (IICS), Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences: Do Truong Giang (Alex), email: Alexgiangvn@gmail.com, Phone/WhatsApp/Wechat: (+84) 902160048.
We look forward to welcoming you to the conference.
Institute of Imperial Citadel Studies
Assoc.Prof, Dr. BUI MINH TRI