In my community, there are many special and prominent people. However, today I would like to talk about one person, a writer, a journalist, also the famous translator, Trang Ha.
Who is she?
Trang Ha (born in 1975) graduated from the Faculty of Chinese Language, University of Languages and International Studies, Master of Communication in Taiwan (PV/MTM, 2015). She was the permanent correspondent of Tien Phong Newspaper in Taipei. Her job is writing, doing journalism, writing journals, writing scripts and advertising. According to The Vietnamese News, she has won many literary prizes such as First season of Students’ flower newspaper, The Greenage (1998) of Tienphong newspaper, Literature of the 20s (1995) of The Youth newspaper, Encouraging literary creation for young people (2004) of Thanh Nien publishing company, Favorite author (2012) of The Fahasha company, etc. (PV/MTM, 2015).
Why is she exceptional?
In our community, nobody is unaware of Trang Ha because she is the one who introduced the new type of novel to Vietnam. In 2002, Trang Ha approached the blog on WordPress, then a year later when she went to Taiwan, she blogged and began to translate short stories online daily (PV/MTM, 2015). Her famous translation works, “Crazy mother”, “Fires in the Chinese Southwest”, etc., refer to the status of the misfortune of women in life. These successful online novels have marked a new reading trend in Vietnam when the young readers gradually love this type. That is, these novels spread in the reading community, then this was the rapid development of the translation community to satisfy the demand of the readers.
Trang Ha not only is the trend starter but also becomes a good example as well as an inspiration for women, love, and family. For example, she is willing to point out the missteps as plagiarism of the Vietnam Literature Association in 2009, despite the criticism of many people (Ha, 2015). As a result, some poets have apologized and acknowledged the wrong in public and the Vietnamese literary community. This shows her courage and determination to against the wrong. Besides, she also has many great articles about women and experience to make a happy family. These articles encourage the women around to love themselves and love family.
Mrs. Ha has contributed a lot to the novel community as well as becoming the ideal female model (courageous, self-reliant, warm heart, loving family) for everyone, including me, to follow.
Ha, T. (2015, May 11). I’m not a writer. Retrieved from Trang Ha: https://trangha.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/em-khong-phai-nha-van/
PV/MTM. (2015, December 11). Who is Trang Ha. Retrieved from The Vietnamese News: https://tintucvietnam.vn/trang-ha-la-ai-va-vi-sao-nha-van-trang-ha-hay-gay-soc-7945