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Title
Oral History of Cuong C. Tran
Creator
Tran, Cuong C
Contributor
Chen, Allen
Date Created and/or Issued
2014-07-24
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Southeast Asian Archive
Collection
Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History project
Rights Information
copyrighted
Description
An oral history with Cuong C. Tran, born in 1960 in Saigon, Vietnam. He is a Chinese-ethnic born in Vietnam who was forced to escape Saigon at the age of 17. Cuong describes, in detail, his journey as a boat person and his experience with assimilating into a new country at a young age. He also discusses the obstacles he had to face in gaining citizenship while struggling to make a living for himself and his family. After coming to the United States, Cuong married his wife and had two children who are currently in college. He lives in West Covina, California with his wife and ends the oral history with advice to the 2nd generation Vietnamese and Chinese Americans on appreciation and tradition.
Recorded Digitally
Type
sound
Format
01:09:18
Identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/11425
Language
English
Subject
Banker
Children
China
Chinese and ethnic Chinese
Citizenship
College or university
Communism
Communist
Education
Elderly
Emigration
Employment
Escape
English as a second language (ESL)
Ethnicity
Farming
High school
Identity
Immigrant
Marriage
Naturalization
Normalization Nurse
Race relations
Refugee camp (Thailand)
Resettlement
Sponsors or sponsorship
Sports
Student
Tradition or custom
Vietnam War
Youth
Little Saigon (Orange County, California)
Los Angeles, California
Vietnam, Northern
Vietnam, Southern
Time Period
1960-1969

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