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Oral History of Hung Luu
Luu, Hung
Luu, Vivian
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: An oral history with Hung Quoc Luu, born in 1959 in Phan Thiết, Vietnam. This interview focuses on Hung’s childhood and young adult experiences in Vietnam during the Vietnam War as well as his adjustment to life in America after the war. He discusses his identity in America as a Vietnamese person and the differences between the American and Vietnamese culture. Hung left Vietnam by boat in 1979, ending up in refugee camps in Hong Kong before being sponsored to the United States the following year. He initially resettled in Hammond, Indiana but moved to Southern California shortly after. He earned his certification in Electronics – Assembly and Wiring in 1982 at Pasadena City College. He currently resides in Temple City, California with his wife and two children.
Scope/Content: This recording is from the Vietnamese American Experience Class Oral Histories, 2014 Spring subcollection.
Scope/Content: Hung Luu at his home in Temple City, CA, Photographer Vivian Luu, 2014
2 mp3 audio files; 1 pdf transcription English; 1 pdf time log English; 8 jpg image files
00:27:28, 00:39:02
Buddhist | Catholic | Children | Citizenship | Communism | Communist | Family | Identity | Immigrant | Language schools | Marriage | Paris by Night | Refugee camp (Hong Kong) | Religion | Sponsors or sponsorship | Tradition or custom | Vietnam War | Little Saigon (Orange County, California) | Orange County, California | Vietnam, Southern | Phan Thiet (Vietnam)
Time Period
Vietnamese American Experience Classes Oral Histories, 2014 Spring

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