France

From 1960s Saigon to 1975 London: Marcelino Truong’s Graphic Novels

Nora A. Taylor reviews Vietnamese-French illustrator Marcelino Truong’s graphic novels, including Une si jolie petite guerre, which brings to life 1960s Saigon through the eyes of a child Marco. This first volume of his autobiographical comic strip will be published in English this fall, as Such a Lovely Little War (Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press).  Just when you thought the war in Vietnam had been …(read more)

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: How I Found Myself At UC Berkeley

The founder and co-director of an organization called the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN), Isabelle Thuy Pelaud is a professor and author …(read more)

Writers’ Spotlight: Kim Thuy

  The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center are proud to present the Fourth San …(read more)

A Story About Another Time By An Author of a Different Generation

Audrey Chin reviews niehtn’s Village Teacher, a novel that offers a refreshing look at the French colonization of Vietnam. Although this narrative …(read more)

Công Binh: The Forgotten Indochinese Workers in France

Who are the “Công Binh” and the “Lính Thợ”? Here in this post, director Lam Lê talks about his most …(read more)

San Francisco Global Vietnamese Film Festival 2013—Interview

It’s that time again! The San Francisco Global Vietnamese Film Festival is having their second biennial film and video showcase …(read more)

Jade Hidle Reviews Marcelino Truong’s Une Si Jolie Petite Guerre

The first thing you need to know is that Une Si Jolie Petite Guerre: Saigon 1961-63 (Such a Nice Little …(read more)

The Films of Nguyen Trinh Thi at Cycle 84–a hub of Cinema in Paris

Do you want to support the arts?  Do you think international cinema is the hallmark of global citizenship? Then this …(read more)

Marcelino Truong’s “Une Si Jolie Petite Guerre” — Part Two by Ly Lan Dill

We have an outstanding Vietnamese-French graphic novelist, Marcelino Truong, in our midst. In 1957, Truong was born in the Philippines …(read more)

Marcelino Truong’s “Une Si Jolie Petite Guerre” — Part One by Ly Lan Dill

We have an outstanding Vietnamese-French graphic novelist, Marcelino Truong, in our midst. In 1957, Truong was born in the Philippines …(read more)

Vietnam in Bits and Pieces—Danh Vo and his Fragmented Biography

What do Henry Kissinger, the Hotel Majestic, and Jean-Théophane Vénard have in common? Danh Vo’s here to show us. Berlin-based conceptual …(read more)

Treacherous Subject: Doing Archival Work in Việt Nam

Released in April 2012, Lan P. Duong’s Treacherous Subjects: Gender, Culture, and Trans-Vietnamese Feminism reads Vietnamese film and literature through the notion of …(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)