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Oral History of Dan The Le
Le, Dan The
Nguyen, Trang
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Southeast Asian Archive
Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History project
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Scope/Content: This is an oral history on Dan Le, a boat refugee who left Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and ended up resettling in America. The purpose of this oral history project is to capture a part of Dan’s life as a Vietnamese American so that his voice and experience can be preserved and be heard by future generations. As the interview with Dan continues on from his pre-war years to his present day life, readers will be able to see the transition he went through as a child, refugee, Vietnamese American, husband, father, etc.
Scope/Content: The Linda Vo Class Oral Histories, 2012 subcollection are part of a seminar that introduced students to a range of key methodological issues in Asian American Studies. The readings are organized around questions, approaches, and critiques that will help students develop technical skills in qualitative research and analysis, as well as examine how researchers have studied the demographic transformations, economic restructuring, and political changes that shape social relations. We will gain a critical understanding of some of the theoretical, empirical, and ethical challenges posed by scholarly research in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, we will discuss "voice" which can refer to literal, direct forms of expression such as interviews, personal testimonies, and oral histories; and more broadly, as well as forms of symbolic representation such as photographs, videos, and other cultural texts. Students are required to complete a fieldwork research/oral history project, presentations, and short writing assignments.
4 mp3 audio files; 2 pdf transcriptions English; 1 pdf field note eng.; 2 pdf time logs eng.; 5 jpg image files
Boat People | College or university | Education | Emigration | Employment | Engineer | Escape | Ethnicity | Family | Identity | Immigrant | Marriage | Student | Tradition or custom | Vietnam War | Little Saigon (Orange County, California) | Orange County, California
Time Period
Linda Vo Class Oral Histories, 2012

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