Lu Khe and the First Article Introducing Japanese Literature in Cochinchina
PGS.TS/ Assoc.Prof., Ph.D. Võ Văn Nhơn,
ThS/ M.A Ngô Trà Mi
University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City
When Japanese literature was introduced in an overview acording to the historical process in Vietnam is the question that is still open-ended but there isn’t any Japanese researchers dare to answer decisively. Finding the press materials published before 1945 allows us to realize the first steps in approaching the literature of the country having the same culture and scripts of Vietnam. It is fortune for us to find the article “Van chuong nuoc Nhut” by the author Lu Khe pubished in several issues in the Tu do newspaper in saigon in 1936. Although only the two-term text of this article was found, not the full text integrity but it helped us to envision the very first steps of introducing Japanese literature in Vietnam. We have read the article, and compared it with the knowledge of Japanese literature to realize the uncorrect knowledge of the author so that we can better understand the difficulties in the early time of the process of recepting Japanese literature in our country.
Keywords: Lu Khe, Japanese literature, the Study of Japanese literature.