Japanese archaeologist’s family donates his library to Vietnam

(25 May 2017) The family of late Japanese archaeologist Nishimura Masanari, an expert on Vietnamese archaeology, has donated his entire library – in all, 7,000 items – to the National University of Hanoi.

This includes books, maps and magazines on the Stone Age, early agriculture, Vietnamese Đông Sơn culture during the Bronze Age, and Southeast Asian ceramic history. His collection includes a large volume of study materials in history, culture and anthropology of Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries.

Masanari spent more than 20 years working in Vietnam with his wife, Dr Noriko Nishino, who is also an archaeologist. He was among one of the few foreign experts on Việt Nam’s archaeology. He also trained many young Vietnamese archaeologists.

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