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Oral History of Nguyen Duc Tin, restricted until 2031-12-01
Nguyen, Tin Duc
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 of Nguyen Duc Tin, a retired information technology specialist who lives in Irvine, California. He was born in 1945 in Qui Nhon, Vietnam and recalls his father’s involvement with the Viet Minh until 1954 when they were forced to migrate south. His experiences include being raised by a single father, joining the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, sent to reeducation camp after 1975, escaping Vietnam as a boat refugee, and rebuilding his life in Southern California with his wife and kids. He has three children and four grandchildren at the time of interview. Material is restricted until 2031-12-01.
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; 2 pdf transcriptions English; 1 pdf field notes English; 3 jpg image files
Ancestor | Anticommunism | Anticommunist | Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) | Acculturation | Boat People | Business | Business owner | Children | Citizenship | College or university | Communism | Communist | Education | Employment | Escape | Exile | Family | Marriage | Reeducation camp | Refugee camp (Indonesia) | Resettlement | Technician | Viet Kieu | Vietnam War | Los Angeles County, California | Orange County, California | Qui Nhon (Vietnam) | Saigon (Vietnam)
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Thuy Vo Dang Oral Histories

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