Die Vietnamistik an der Universität Hamburg

  • Thomas Engelbert (Autor/in)


Vietnamese Studies are about the language and culture of the Vietnamese people. This academic subject first originated in France in the 19th century. In the 20th century, the United States and Eastern Europe became new centres of Vietnamese Studies research. Nowadays, it is the country’s Asian neighbours who are developing this academic field more extensively. However in all countries it has continued to remain only a “small subject.” At the moment, indeed, the University of Hamburg is the only place where Vietnamese Studies can be pursued in the whole of Germany.


Vietnam, Vietnamese Studies, Vietnamese language and culture, Vietnamese history and society, Southeast Asian Studies, small subject, Southeast Asia, EFEO, Ecole des Langues Orientales Vivantes, INALCO, University of Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-Institut, AAI