The Thua Thien – Hue Association of Historical Sciences has asked the provincial People’s Committee to suspend the publication of its magazine Hue Xua va Nay (Hue – The Past and the Present) at the end of this year because of a lack of money.
Launched in 1992, the magazine, with one edition every two months, has become one of Vietnam’s most prestigious history magazines.
It has published 105 editions, each of which is 100 to 150 pages.
The magazine, whose staffs are made up of an editor-in-chief and 3 administrators and technicians, is housed inside Phu Xuan University.
According to Le Van Thuyen, Secretary General of the association, the provincial People’s Committee provides the magazine a total VND50-105million (US$2500-5250) per year which is only enough to pay for the publication of 6 editions.
The association itself has cover the rest including staffs’ salaries, contributors’ royalties and administrative fees.
The provincial People’s Committee however hasn’t made its decision.
“We are still looking into the problem”, Nguyen Van Cao, Chairman of Thua Thien – Hue Province’s People’s Committee told Tuoi Tre on Monday.