China

Rapper Nah Nguyen’s “Địt Mẹ Cộng Sản” (DMCS) or “Fuck Communism,” Part 3

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we saw Vietnamese rapper Nah’s viral video for his new song, “Địt Mẹ Cộng Sản” (“Fuck Communism”), and his open letter to the Vietnamese government and the people, respectively. In this third and final portion of the post, Lac Su, author of I Love Yous are For White People, interviews the rapper …(read more)

Rapper Nah Nguyen’s “Địt Mẹ Cộng Sản” (DMCS) or “Fuck Communism,” Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, author Lac Su updated us on Saigonese rapper Nah whose “Địt Mẹ Cộng Sản” …(read more)

Rapper Nah Nguyen’s “Địt Mẹ Cộng Sản” (DMCS) or “Fuck Communism,” Part 1

A couple of years ago, diacritics interviewed and reviewed Saigonese rapper Nah. The following letter by guest writer Lac Su, …(read more)

Vincent Lam’s The Headmaster’s Wager

In this review of The Headmaster’s Wager, a first novel by Vincent Lam, Vinh Nguyen finds sociohistorical and cultural value …(read more)

What Happened in August 2012: Some News and Events

What happened in August 2012: news and events relating to Vietnamese in Vietnam and around the world. Welcome back everyone …(read more)

A Review of Nguyễn Quí Đức’s ‘Where the Ashes Are: The Odyssey of a Vietnamese Family’

diaCRITICS will periodically have guest blogs. Here’s one from Stephen Sohn, professor of English at Stanford University, where he is completing …(read more)

the stories of a girl (những câu chuyện của một cô gái)

DiaCRITIC Nhu Tien Lu Reports on girls and trafficking in Viet Nam. For the past three weeks, I’ve been living …(read more)

A Look at "Realism in Asian Art" & "Avant-Garde in Asian Art"

diaCRITICS occasionally has guest bloggers. Here Boitran Huynh-Beattie—a professor, curator and art historian in Australia—reviews her experience in October in …(read more)

Ho Down: Long March’s ‘Ho Chi Minh Trail Project’

  This entry is a snapshot of the Phnom Penh, Cambodia leg of the Ho Chi Minh Trail project, an …(read more)

Việt Lê: ‘boy bang’ at Java Gallery in Phnom Penh

– Exhibition opening with special guest band Cartoon Emo: Thursday, November 4, 2010 6pm exhibition opening & 7:30pm concert FREE Artist talk: 5:30pm Sunday, …(read more)