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Toward a Framework for Vietnamese American Studies

History, Community, and Memory

Edited by Linda Ho Peché, Alex-Thai Dinh Vo, and Tuong Vu

The large number of Vietnamese refugees that resettled in the United States since the fall of Saigon have become America’s fastest growing immigrant group. Toward a Framework for Vietnamese American Studies traces the ideologies, networks, and cultural sensibilities that have long influenced and continue to transform social, political, and economic developments in Vietnam and the U.S.

Moving beyond existing approaches, the editors and contributors to this volume—the first to craft a working framework for researching, teaching, and learning about this dynamic community—present a new Vietnamese American historiography that began in South Vietnam. They provide deep-dive explorations into community development, political activism, civic participation and engagement, as well as entrepreneurial endeavors. Chapters offer new concepts and epistemological approaches to how legacy and memory is nurtured, produced and circulated in the Vietnamese diaspora.

Toward a Framework for Vietnamese American Studies seeks to better understand the rapidly changing landscape of Vietnamese American diaspora.

Contributors: Duyen Bui, Christian Collet, Wynn Gadkar-Wilcox, Elwing Suong Gonzalez, Tuan Hoang, Jennifer A. Huynh, Van Nguyen-Marshall, Nguyen Vu Hoang, Y Thien Nguyen, Thien-Huong Ninh, Hai-Dang Phan, Ivan V. Small, Quan Tue Tran, Thuy Vo Dang, and the editors.

About the Author(s)

Linda Ho Peché is project director for the Vietnamese in the Diaspora Digital Archive, a digital humanities project by The Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation.

Alex-Thai Dinh Vo is a Research Fellow at the U.S.-Vietnam Research Center at the University of Oregon.

Tuong Vu is Professor and Department Head of Political Science at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Vietnam’s Communist Revolution: The Power and Limits of Ideology and Paths to Development in Asia: South Korea, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia, and co-editor of The Republic of Vietnam 1955-1975: Vietnamese Perspectives on Nation-Building; Dynamics of the Cold War in Asia: Ideology, Identity, and Culture; and Southeast Asia in Political Science: Theory, Region, and Qualitative Analysis, among other titles.

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