Field: Vietnamese Studies
Advisor: John Phan
Nguyễn Thụy Đan 阮瑞丹 is a PhD student in Vietnamese Studies focusing on pre-modern literature and intellectual history. His research interests include Nguyễn dynasty Neo-Confucianism, literary Sinitic literature in Vietnam, and the rise of vernacular literature in relation to the classical tradition which flourished within the diglossic cultures of medieval and early modern Vietnam. He is also interested in comparative studies which place Vietnam in an East Asian context alongside other regions of historically Sinitic intellectual and literary culture such as Chosŏn Korea. Prior to doctoral studies at Columbia, Đan completed two BA’s in Music and English Literature at the University of Houston (2016).