Transnationalism

The Great Vietnam War Novel Was Not Written by an American

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen writes on the many Vietnamese-American works ignored by both the American and Vietnamese mainstream. This article was originally published by the New York Times. In 1967, Le Ly Hayslip, then known as Phung Thi Le Ly, was a teenager living and working in Da Nang. A peasant girl who had survived war and rape in …(read more)

Multicultural, Progressive, Totalitarian Vietnam

Linh Dinh writes on culture and politics in the new Vietnam. I last saw Vietnam in 2001. Back then, Saigon …(read more)

Martin Luther King, Jr., on Vietnam—and Today

Martin Luther King, Jr., is best known for his speech “I Have a Dream.” Relatively few people know of his …(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Immigrant’s Fate Is Everyone’s

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen writes on the rigidity of defined borders and recognizing the importance of immigrants in America’s history. This …(read more)

Andrew Lam’s April 30th Speech

diaCRITIC Andrew Lam gave this speech in 2014 at a high school where students raised funds to help flood victims …(read more)

Ham Tran’s “How to Fight In Six Inch Heels” Now Playing!

Hit movie “How To Fight in Six Inch Heels” arrives in the US! Jade Hidle tells us about it. Go …(read more)

(Im)moveable Feasts—An Interview with Natalia Duong—Part Two

Recently diaCRITIC Julie Thi Underhill met up with Natalia Duong, a performance artist, choreographer, and scholar who’s recently returned to …(read more)

(Im)moveable Feasts—An Interview with Natalia Duong—Part One

Recently diaCRITIC Julie Thi Underhill met up with Natalia Duong, a performance artist, choreographer, and scholar who’s recently returned to …(read more)

diaCRITICIZE — You Didn’t Kill Us All, You Know — Part Two

In this exclusive new diaCRITICIZE, Julie Thi Underhill offers an in-depth introduction to the sometimes fraught relationship between Chăm Americans and Vietnamese Americans. …(read more)

diaCRITICIZE — You Didn’t Kill Us All, You Know — Part One

In this exclusive new diaCRITICIZE, Julie Thi Underhill offers an in-depth introduction to the sometimes fraught relationship between Chăm Americans …(read more)

Anvi Hoàng bàn/reviews The Tale of Lady Thị Kính by P.Q. Phan

Anvi Hoàng has been writing about this opera, The Tale of Lady Thị Kính, for two years. Here are some …(read more)

Jade Hidle: Vietnamese German Philipp Rösler and Transnational Adoption

Born in Vietnam but raised in Germany by his adoptive parents, Philipp Rösler is now a powerful political figure in contemporary …(read more)

Anvi Hoàng: Tiếng bồi kiểu mới | New version of ‘me no say English’

Creation of new identity expression is great, but tricky. Maybe more so for bilingual speakers. Here is a case in …(read more)