John Duong Phan

  • United States
  • Columbia University
  • 2020-2021
John Duong Phan

John Phan is Assistant Professor of Vietnamese Humanities in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. He is currently completing his first book examining Sinitic influences on the formation of the Vietnamese language, and is working on the emergence of vernacular literary expression in medieval Vietnam. At the Institute, he will work on Decomposing Linguistic Nationalism: Interlinguality and Genre in the Development of a Vietnamese Vernacular Tradition. While his work focuses specifically on the case of early modern Vietnamese vernacular literature, he is interested in how issues of interlingual cross-pollination and genre figure into the development of other “vernaculars” across the globe and throughout history.

Decomposing Linguistic Nationalism: Interlinguality and Genre in the Development of a Vietnamese Vernacular Tradition

At the Institute, he will work on Decomposing Linguistic Nationalism: Interlinguality and Genre in the Development of a Vietnamese Vernacular Tradition. While his work focuses specifically on the case of early modern Vietnamese vernacular literature, he is interested in how issues of interlingual cross-pollination and genre figure into the development of other “vernaculars” across the globe and throughout history.