History

OUT OF THE MARGINS: Trinh Mai – Pt. 1 :: We Are Here

We delve further into the intersection of the visual and storytelling/narrative-making with our late-June post of two collage art series by Trinh …(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)

Searching for Saigon’s Wartime Beat

Sheila Ngọc Pham recounts discovering her mother’s past as a singer in Hoa Tình Thương (The Love Flowers), an entertainment troupe …(read more)

Eric Nguyen Reviews ‘The Given World’ by Marian Palaia

diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews Marian Palaia’s debut novel, The Given World. Palaia tells the story of Riley, an American expat in …(read more)

Images of America: Vietnamese in Orange County

Images of America: Vietnamese in Orange County shows how the Vietnamese community has impacted the social, cultural, economic, and political …(read more)

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 …(read more)

Queer Vietnameseness Documentary Screening

Filmmaker and USC alumn Quyên Nguyen-Le has followed the lives of three Vietnamese Americans over the span of one year in …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer

We begin the new year 2016 by featuring the first chapter of Viet Thanh Nguyen‘s acclaimed debut novel, The Sympathizer, whose narrator …(read more)

Martin Luther King, Jr., on Vietnam

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. He’s remembered in the United States mostly for his “I Have a Dream” …(read more)

Voices of Vietnam

Voices of Vietnam recently launched their new website focusing on raising awareness about the assaults committed by South Korean soldiers during …(read more)

Jade Hidle: Living History at VAOHP’s Vietnamese Focus Exhibit

diaCRITIC Jade Hidle visits the Vietnamese Focus: Generation of Stories exhibition, created by UC Irvine’s Vietnamese Oral History Project. This immersive …(read more)

Eric Nguyen Reviews ‘We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People’ by Dao Strom

diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews Dao Strom’s autobiographical multimedia project, We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People. This work is …(read more)

The Swallows Uncaged: A Narrative in Eight Panels by Elizabeth McLean

Jade Colbert reviews Elizabeth McLean’s newest work, The Swallows Uncaged: A Narrative in Eight Panels. This review was originally published …(read more)