Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Vietnamese art book to be released in UK



Vietnamese art book to be released in UK

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Trang Nguyen, founder of local conservation group WildAct, poses with her book Chang Hoang Da – Gau (Saving Sorya, Chang and The Sun Bear). AFP

Vietnamese art book to be released in UK

An art book about wildlife by writer Trang Nguyenand painter Jeet Zdung will be released in the UK in September following a copyright agreement signed by the book’s publisher, Kim Dong Publishing House, and its partner, Pan MacMillan.

The book, Chang Hoang Da – Gau (Saving Sorya, Chang and The Sun Bear), features the journey of Chang, a young girl with big dreams of saving endangered wild animals. It tells the stories about animals that are close to extinction.

Chang’s adventure begins when she meets Sorya, a sun bear who was saved from traffickers by the Bear Rescue Centre. She is determined to return Sorya back to nature.

Chang and her new friend, Sorya, help readers discover the beauty of nature and the life of wild animals through their stories.

Chang Hoang Da – Gau includes 120 watercolour paintings by Jeet Zdung. The pictures are the result of a two-month field trip into the wild.

The 120-page book was released in Vietnam in March, 2020. Profits from the book’s sales will be sent to wildlife projects in Vietnam.

It has been issued by Pan MacMillan in five countries, China, South Korea, Norway, Turkey and the US.

“I hope the book can touch readers’ hearts and encourage and inspire people to dream and protect nature and the Earth’s vitality,” said the book’s writer Trang, 31, who has a PhD in Biodiversity Management from the University of Kent in England.

In 2013, Trang founded WildAct, an NGO which focuses on monitoring illegal wildlife trade markets, and provides conservation education programmes for Vietnamese youngsters. She also received a scholarship for wildlife conservation from Cambridge University.

In 2019, Trang was included on the BBC’s list of the top 100 inspiring and influential women around the world.

Artist Jeet Zdung, whose real name is NguyenTien Dung, was born in 1988. He has won prizes for his illustrations. His works were shown at the Cartoon Festival organised by the Wallonie – Bruxelles Delegation in Vietnam in 2012.

VIET NAM NEWS/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

MOST VIEWED

  • Time to avert disastrous Covid situation: officials

    The Covid-19 situation in Cambodia is heading towards further large-scale community transmission as the total number of confirmed cases is nearing 61,000 and the death toll passed 900 on July 10, senior health officials warned. Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine expressed concern that the country was going

  • Visa A holders get to quarantine at Himawari Hotel

    The Ministry of Health has permitted foreign diplomats, UN and International NGO officials to undergo quarantine at Himawari Hotel in the capital in case they do not have a separate place suitable for this purpose, but the government would not be responsible for the expenses.

  • Baby saved as mother is lost to Covid

    Newborn baby Neth David has had a rough start in the world. His mother, Vong Daneth, was seven months pregnant when she contracted a severe case of Covid-19. When it became clear to her doctors that she would not survive, they performed a cesarean section

  • Jabs for kids bring hope for school reopenings

    Cambodia is tentatively planning to reopen schools – at least at the secondary level – when the vaccination of children aged 12-17 is completed, even though daily transmissions and deaths in other age groups remain high. Schools across the country have been suspended since March 20, one month

  • Two luxury hotels latest quarantine options for inbound travellers

    The Inter-Ministerial Committee to Combat Covid-19 has designated two luxury hotels as alternative quarantine options for travellers who wish to enter Cambodia through Phnom Penh International Airport – Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence and the Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh. In a notice detailing guidelines issued

  • Hun Sen: Get 12-17 age group ready for Covid jabs

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has told parents of children aged 12-17 in Phnom Penh and the provinces of Kandal and Preah Sihanouk to get them ready for vaccinations soon. “There is a need to vaccinate children and youths aged 12 to 17. According to the statistics provided