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Oral History of An Thi Nguyen (aka Kieu My Duyen)
Nguyen, An Thi
Vo Dang, Thuy
Date Created and/or Issued
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UC Irvine, Libraries, Southeast Asian Archive
Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History project
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Scope/Content: Oral history with An Thi Nguyen, who also goes by the pen name of Kieu My Duyen. She was born in Gia Dinh, Vietnam in 1940 and spent her childhood achieving academically and in ping pong. She began her career as a journalist at a very young age and also studied abroad in Australia through a program known as the Colombo Plan. She travelled extensively in Vietnam, reporting on the war before she left Vietnam in 1976 as a boat person. She resettled in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and continues to be active in the Vietnamese print and radio media. She also serves on many nonprofit boards and owns her business, Ana Real Estate and Funding 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 transcript Vietnamese; 1 pdf transcript English; 5 jpg image files
Anticommunism | Anticommunist | Boat People | Buddhist | Business | Business owner | College or university | Communism | Communist | Death | Education | Employment | Escape | Ethnicity | Exile | Human rights | Humanitarian organization | International student | Journalist | Newspaper or magazine | Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) | Politics | Radio | Real estate agent or broker | Reeducation | Religion | Viet Cong | Viet Kieu | Vietnam War | Little Saigon (Orange County, California) | Los Angeles, California | Orange County, California | Saigon (Vietnam)
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Thuy Vo Dang Oral Histories

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