Monthly Archives: August 2012

Aimee Phan on ‘Reeducation’ — An Interview with Sunny Woan

This author interview with Aimee Phan, conducted by Sunny Woan, first appeared in Kartika Review's 13th issue, in Summer 2012. Woan observes, "After the critical...

Pham Kieu Phuc’s Philosophies on Furniture Design and Life

“The best way to predict the future is to design it,” wrote Buckminster Fuller.  A self-taught designer in Hanoi definitely embodies this adage. Here Christina...

Can You Spare (at least) a Dollar to help diaCRITICS and DVAN?

Do you like reading diaCRITICS? Is it worth $1 to you? Then please read on about how to donate and help keep diaCRITICS and...

Jade Hidle: Olympic Silver Medalist Marcel Nguyen, and Me

Go Marcel Nguyen! diaCRITIC Jade Hidle gives us an Olympic take on Vietnamese identity using Marcel Nguyen, the Olympic silver medalist in gymnastics, as...

On Thích Quảng Đức, Bà Đặng Thị Kim Liêng, and Self-Immolation

diaCRITICS managing editor Julie Thi Underhill comments upon the practice of self-immolation and the political suicide of Tạ Phong Tần's mother, Bà Đặng Thị Kim Liêng, before...

A Coming-Out Party in Hanoi

We recently reported that Viet Nam's government is now considering whether to allow same-sex couples to marry or legally register and receive rights, positioning Viet Nam...