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Oral History of Minh Duong
Duong, Minh
Duong, Cody
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: An oral history with Mr. Minh Duong, born in 1967 in Quang Tri, Vietnam. He lived on a farm with his family until he escaped Vietnam in 1981. He discussed his difficult voyage from Vietnam to the refugee camp in Pulau Bidong, Malaysia. He then discussed how he was sponsored by his uncle to immigrate to America. After coming to Irvine, California, he worked a variety of jobs while also going to school. He worked at a carwash, as a newspaper boy, a factory overseer, and currently a real estate agent. He met his wife in 1991 and married her in 1993 and now lives with her and their three children in Mission Viejo, California.
Scope/Content: This recording is from the Vietnamese American Experience Class Oral Histories, 2015 Spring subcollection.
Scope/Content: Minh Duong (third from left) with his wife and children at a dinner party with church members; Garden Grove, CA; February 21, 2015
2 mp3 audio files; 1 pdf transcription English; 1 pdf time log; 1 life map; 8 jpg image files
85 minutes
Accountant | Acculturation | Anticommunism | Anticommunist | Assimilation | Boat People | Buddhist | Business | Children | Citizenship | Civil rights | College or university | Communism | Communist | Community service | Death | Detainee | Detention camp | Diaspora | Discrimination | Dissident | Education | Elderly | Emigration | Employment | Escape | English as a second language (ESL) | Ethnicity | Factory worker | Family | Family reunification | Farming | Freedom of speech | Health | High school | Higher education | Ho Chi Minh | Human rights | Humanitarian operation | Identity | Immigrant | Integration | Intergenerational Gap | International student | Land refugee | Language barrier | Marriage | Media | Mental health | Moon Festival | Naturalization | Navy (VN) | Newspaper or magazine | Paris by Night | Politics | Poverty | Prisoner | Public Health | Race relations | Racism | Real estate agent or broker | Reeducation | Reeducation camp | Refugee camp | Refugee camp (Malaysia) | Religion | Resettlement | Soldier | Sponsors or sponsorship | Sports | Stereotypes | Student | Television | Tradition or custom | Unemployment | Vietnam War | Youth | Fountain Valley, California | Garden Grove, California | Irvine, California | Little Saigon (Orange County, California) | Orange County, California | Pulau Bidong Refugee Camp, Malaysia | Westminster, California | Vietnam, Central | Vietnam, Southern | Da nang (Vietnam) | Quang Tri (Vietnam) | Saigon (Vietnam)
Time Period
Vietnamese American Experience Classes Oral Histories, 2015 Spring

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