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Scope/Content: Oral history of Mr. Anthony LeDuc, born Le Tran Duc in Nam Dinh, Vietnam in 1940. In 1954 his family migrated to South Vietnam, moving all over the south until he settled in Saigon. His interview focused on the early years growing up in northern Vietnam, his knowledge of the customs and traditions of Vietnam, and his role as educator. He left Vietnam by boat in 1981 and resettled in Upland, California. At the time of interview, he is living in The Grove Senior Apartments in Garden Grove, California. Scope/Content: Dr. Thuy Vo Dang is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Project Director for the Vietnamese American Oral History Project (VAOHP) in the Department of Asian American Studies at UC Irvine. She earned her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego in 2008 and was a Fellow at the Institute of American Cultures/Asian American Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles from 2009-2010 and a Visiting Scholar from 2010-2011. Her research and teaching specializations include comparative race and ethnic relations, immigration, ethnography, community studies, and oral history. For her doctoral dissertation on cultural politics and memory, she conducted oral history interviews with first generation Vietnamese Americans in San Diego. She has also collaborated on a Pacific Rim Foundation-funded project, interviewing over 70 Vietnamese Americans in the southern California area. Her academic research has been published in Amerasia Journal, the anthology Le Viet Nam Au Feminin, and Journal of Vietnamese Studies. Dr. Vo Dang currently facilitates and co-hosts a weekly Vietnamese-language radio show called Oral history; stories between the generations on VNCR (FM 106.3).
2 mp3 audio files; 1 pdf transcription Vietnamese; 1 pdf transcription English; 1 pdf field notes English; 5 jpg image files
Ancestor | Anticommunism | Anticommunist | Boat People | Catholic | Children | Communism | Communist | Education | Family | Freedom of religion | Freedom of speech | Geneva Conference | Refugee camp | Sponsors or sponsorship | Student | Teacher | Tradition or custom | Viet Kieu | Vietnam War | Garden Grove, California | Little Saigon (Orange County, California) | Orange County, California | San Bernardino County, California | Vietnam, Northern | Saigon (Vietnam) | Vinh (Nam Dinh) (Vietnam)