Monthly Archives: June 2014

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 of “inside” and “outside,” Erik Harms’ Saigon’s Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City presents a fresh perspective on experiences at edge of urbanization.

“Radicals on the Road” In the Vietnam War Era

Karin Aguilar-San Juan reviews Judy Tzu-Chun Wu's newest book, which explores the often untold story of women and people of color who organized groups...

Hoai Huong Tran’s The End of the Road

Hoai Huong journeys to northern Vietnam to search for her father's half-brother. In the process of tracing his footsteps, she discovers the precious gift of...

Interview with Lan Cao: Diving into the Wreckage And Into the World

1997 marked an important year in Vietnamese American literature when Viking published Lan Cao’s debut novel Monkey Bridge. Cao’s novel about the ramifications of...