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Oral History of Tu-Uyen Nguyen
Nguyen, Tu-Uyen
Tong, Kassandra
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 Tu-Uyen Nguyen, born in 1972 in Saigon, Vietnam. Her father was part of the 1954 migration from North to South Vietnam where he met and married her mother. She left Vietnam as a boat refugee with her family in 1979 and passed through a refugee camp in Indonesia. Her family initially resettled in Falls Church, Virginia but they relocated to Southern California. She earned her undergraduate degree from UC Irvine, her Masters and Ph.D. in Public Health from UCLA and is currently a professor of Asian American Studies at Cal State Fullerton. She lives in Fullerton with her husband and 2 sons.
Scope/Content: The Natalie Newton Class Oral Histories, 2012 subcollection are part of an introductory course on the development of Vietnamese communities in the United States, with particular focus on Orange County’s Little Saigon community. This course will engage you in examining the demographic, social, and economic trends and issues confronting contemporary Vietnamese American communities. We will use the contextual lenses of race, ethnicity, culture, class, gender, sexuality, and religion to explore the major issues affecting Vietnamese Americans, including topics such as immigration, resettlement and adaptation, labor, discrimination and racism, community development, individual and social identity, family and generational issues, education, health, public policy agendas, political participation and activism, media representation, and knowledge and cultural production.
Scope/Content: Photograph of Tu-Uyen Nguyen, photographer and date unknown
2 mp3 audio files; 1 pdf transcription English; 1 pdf time log English; 3 jpg image files
Activism | Activist | Boat People | Children | College or university | Discrimination | Education | Ethnicity | Family | Health | Human rights | Immigrant | Marriage | Professor | Race relations | Refugee camp (Indonesia) | Resettlement | Stereotypes | Tradition or custom | Vietnam War | Little Saigon (Orange County, California) | Orange County, California | Saigon (Vietnam) | University of California, Irvine (UCI)
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Natalie Newton Class Oral Histories, 2012

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