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OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Tuan Phan

In our March essay, Tuan Phan meditates on erasures and progress, history and modernity, and what is or is not disappearing, in a changing Saigon where trees (and the memories of trees) stand as diligent, time-bearing witnesses. You can read more of Tuan’s writing at: https://itsaphanlife.com/ DISAPPEARING SAIGON It had rained hard for hours, and now the monsoon accumulation gushed through the streets and …(read more)

An Open Letter to the President

Reverend Chuong Hoai Nguyen of the Salesians of Don Bosco Society has written an open letter to President Trump on the …(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Being a Refugee, an American — and a Human Being

diaCRITICS editor, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, and Vietnam war refugee Viet Thanh Nguyen reflects on American identity. The following article was …(read more)

John Vu :: Việt Nam Renovating Dreams

John Vu’s latest book, Việt Nam Renovating Dreams, combines essays and photography to capture the Vietnamese diasporic experience. Việt Nam …(read more)

Natalie Porter bình luận tác phẩm Sài Gòn vùng giáp ranh: Những câu chuyện ngoài rìa

Qua một góc nhìn mới mẻ về trải nghiệm đô thị hóa của cư dân ở rìa thành phố Hồ …(read more)

BÀN VỀ VIỆC LÀ/ KHÔNG LÀ NGƯỜI VIỆT NAM

“Là người Việt Nam” nghĩa là gì? Tổng Biên Tập trang diaCRITICS Nguyễn Thanh Việt cho rằng có lẽ đã …(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)

Natalie Porter Reviews Saigon’s Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City

Exploring how the production of symbolic and material space intersects with Vietnamese concepts of social space, rural-urban relations, and notions …(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)

French Perspectives on Contemporary Vietnamese Film, Art, and Writing

Two main centers of Vietnamese studies in France, the Insitut de Langues et Cultures Orientales (INALCO), and Paris 7 – …(read more)

Atone: The Writing of Wayne Karlin

Atonement is often described as the closing of chapters or the completion of a cycle, when the story comes to …(read more)