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Vietnamese American History, Life & Values

(see also Asian American History, Life & Values: General, Vietnam Before 1965, Vietnam War & Vietnam Since 1975)

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On the Web: Articles

Riding Hoang's Bus on I-5 is Like a Trip Back to Vietnam. Jessie Mangaliman, San Jose Mercury News (2/18/03).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

National Alliance of Vietnamese American Service Agencies.


Vietnamese Professionals Society.

In the Library: Articles

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Aguilar-San Juan & Others. Vietnamese Americans: Diaspora & Dimensions (Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Centeer, 2003).

Bonus, Rick & Linda Trinh Vo (eds.) Contemporary Asian American Communities: Intersections & Divergences (Philadelphia: Temple U., 2002).

Chuong, Chung Hoang & Le Van. The Amerasians from Vietnam: A California Study (Folsom CA: Southeast Asian Community Research Center, 1994).

Freeman, James M. Hearts of Sorrow: Vietnamese American Lives (Stanford: Stanford U, 1989).

__________. Changing Identities: Vietnamese Americans, 1975-1995 (Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1995).

Hayslip, Le Ly with Jay Wurtz. When Heaven & Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace (NY: Doubleday, 1989).

__________ with James Hayslip. Child of War, Woman of Peace (NY: Doubleday 1993).

Margonelli, Lisa (ed.) Stories of Survival: Three Generations of Southeast Asian Americans Share Their Lives (San Francisco: Indochinese Housing Development Corporation, 2001).

Pham, Andrew X. Catfish & Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage through the Landscape & Memory of Vietnam (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999). Vietnamese American from San Jose revisits his wartime childhood & his father's long imprisionment during a tour of the country in the 90s.

Thuy, Le Thi Diem. The Gangster We Are Looking For (NY: Knopf, 2003).

Vietnamese American Curriculum Project Committee. Vietnamese Americans: Lessons in American History. An Interdisciplinary Curriculum & Resource Guide (Garden Grove CA: Orange County Asian & Pacific Islander Alliance, 2001).

Vo, Linda Trinh. Mobilizing an Asian American Community (Philadelphia: Temple U., 2004). San Diego.

Zhou, Min & Carl L. Bankston III. Growing Up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the US (NY: Russell Sage, 1999).

In the Library: Fiction

Butler, Robert Olen. The Deuce (NY: Henry Holt, 1989).

Cain, Nicholas. Abel's War (NY: Lynx, 1989).

Cao, Lan. Monkey Bridge: A Novel (NY: Penguin, 1997).

Nguyen, Mai. Little Daisy (Newbury Park CA: Mainguyen, 1993).

Strom, Dao. Grass Roof, Tin Roof: A Novel (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003).

Vida, Nina. Goodbye Saigon: A Novel (NY: Crown, 1994).

In the Library: For Young Readers

O'Connor, Karen. Dan Thuy's New Life in America (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1992).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

Farber, Don. Taking Refuge in L.A.: Life in a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple (NY: Aperture Foundation, 1987).

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Anatomy of a Springroll" [1993], dir. Paul Kwan & Arnold Iger, 56m. From Filmakers Library.

"Bastards" [1999], dir. Loc Do, 98m. From Margin Home Video.

"Bui Doi Life Like Dust" [1994], by Ahrin Mishan & Nick Rothenberg, 28m. From CrossCurrent Media.

"Daughter of Danang" [2002], dir. Gail Dolgin & Vicente Franco, 83m. From PBS Home Video.

"First Year" [1996], dir. Trac Vu, 5m. From Frameline.

"Monterey's Boat People" [1982], by Vincent DiGirolamo & Spencer Nakasako, 17m. From Bay Area Video Coalition.

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