Nguyen Dinh Tu spent more than 20 years going to many libraries and searching archives to collect documents and articles to write a two-volume book with each volume of about 800 pages and over 80 chapters.
The work fully represents the comprehensive development stages of Ho Chi Minh City, from its inception in 1698 to 2020.
“Receiving the award is a great spiritual gift for me to continue writing even when I am old,” said researcher Nguyen Dinh Tu.
Prof. Dr. Ngo Van Le, Vice Chairman of the Tran Van Giau Scientific Award Committee, said that the book is of high scientific quality, reference value and wide influence, contributing to enriching Vietnamese cultural knowledge. The author’s quiet and diligent research shows his passion for the nation’s history.
The Tran Van Giau Science Award was founded in 2002 and is named after revolutionary and philosopher Prof Tran Van Giau, to encourage and honour research on Vietnamese history and culture.