Yearly Archives: 2012

Jade Hidle: On a Vietnamese American suicide, what I want to say is…

How do you say what is in your heart when a stranger dies?  What is appropriate when that stranger takes his own life?  These...

Top Ten Most Critical of October and of All Time

The Top Ten most read posts of October and of all time on diaCRITICS, for your reading enjoyment. Read your favorites again. Or discover...

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 collaboration and through the...

The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages

Recently, there’s been a wave of new critical work on Vietnamese and Vietnamese diasporic literature, culture, and the refugee/immigrant experience. Here is a preview...

Maika Elan Photographs the Loving Gays of Vietnam

A freelance photographer born in 1986 in Hanoi, Maika Elan (aka Nguyen Thanh Hai) has produced a series of intimate and compelling photographs of...

Transnationalizing Viet Nam: Community, Culture, and Politics in the Diaspora

Recently, there’s been a wave of new critical work on Vietnamese and Vietnamese diasporic literature, culture, and the refugee/immigrant experience. Here is a preview...