• Manage No DI00000092
    Country Republic of Korea
    Author Le Thi Minh Ly Director, Center for Research and Promotion of the Cultural Heritage of Vietnam , Le Thi Minh Ly
    Published Year 2012
    Language English
    Copyright Copyright
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Description The hallowed musical art form known as Tuong or Boi—Vietnamese traditional opera—is one of Vietnam’s major classical performance genres. According to an important document from our early royal archive collection, while in battle with Mongol invasion forces in the thirteenth century, one of Vietnam’s greatest military heroes, Commander Tran Quoc Tuan of the Tran emperor’s army, captured a noted Chinese musical luminary named Ly Nguyen Cat. This artist was handed over General Tran Nhat Duat, and it is thanks to the general that the art of Tuong was introduced to Vietnam as a source of entertainment for the nation’s soldiers and officials.

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