Central Vietnam province receives patriot's memento

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The grandson of Vietnamese scholar and patriot Phan Boi Chau (1867-1940) has donated the latter's tea set to a museum in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

Phan Thieu Co, currently living in Ho Chi Minh City, said a Chinese dealer had presented the tea set to his grandfather early in the 20th century.

The tea set, which includes a tray, a teapot, and four small cups, depicts some plants and animals, said the province's Revolution and History Museum.

Cao Huy Hung, director of the museum, said the artifact would be kept at the Phan Boi Chau Memorial House in the central town of Hue.

Phan Boi Chau was a scholar activist during the late 19th century and early 20th century. He was the founder of the Dong Du movement, which aimed to send Vietnamese youth to Japan for further educational training so that they could return to Vietnam and restore the country's independence from the French colonialists.

He also established many revolutionary organizations including the Duy Tan Hoi (Reformation Society).

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