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Title
Oral History of Jack Toan
Creator
Toan, Jack
Contributor
Vo Dang, Thuy
Date Created and/or Issued
2012-10-12
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Southeast Asian Archive
Collection
Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History project
Rights Information
copyrighted
Description
Oral History of Jack Khu Dang Toan who was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1970 and left Vietnam in 1979 by boat from Hanoi. His family arrived in a Hong Kong refugee camp before being sponsored by a South Carolina Christian church looking to specifically sponsor a Chinese-Vietnamese refugee family. He attended a few years of school in South Carolina and then his family relocated to Orange County, California where he finished high school and attended college at UC Irvine. He met and married a non-Vietnamese woman and they have three children. At the time of the interview, he works for Wells Fargo Foundation, the charitable arm of the bank and is active among the Asian American community in Southern California.
Recorded Digitally
Type
sound
Format
01:35:45
Identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/3275
Language
English
Subject
Acculturation
Boat People
Children
China
Chinese and ethnic Chinese
Citizenship
College or university
Death
Discrimination
Employment
English as a second language (ESL)
Ethnicity
Family
Gangs
High school
Identity
Interracial relationship
Marriage
Refugee camp (Hong Kong)
Resettlement
Student
Vietnam War
Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)
Youth
Little Saigon (Orange County, California)
Orange County, California
Ha Noi (Vietnam)
Time Period
1970-1979

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