Monthly Archives: July 2014

Photographer Murayama Yasufumi

In the Diaspora: July 2014

What happened in July 2014: news and events relating to Vietnamese at home and in the diaspora. It’s time for our second subscriber drive. We’re...


TRAN K. NGUYEN WINS IN OUR SUBSCRIBER DRIVE! diaCRITICS wants to add 100 new subscribers! The 25th, 50th, 75th, and 100th subscribers (and those who referred...

Interview with P.Q. Phan, Part II: Cultural Representation and Authenticity

Part 2 of an interview with composer P.Q. Phan, in which he discusses his latest work, the opera The Tale of Lady Thị Kính, with ethnomusicologist Alexander M. Cannon.

Interview with P.Q. Phan Part I: Expression and Works

Part 1 of an interview with composer P.Q. Phan. Although he composes in what he calls the “Euro-centric” tradition, many of his works, including his most recent work The Tale of Lady Thị Kính, deal directly with Vietnamese aesthetics and stories.

VAALA’s Artistic Exploration of “Hôme”

How do you define "home"? DiaCritic Jade Hidle suggests exploring this complex notion through The Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association’s (VAALA) new art exhibit,...

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 who specializes on Vietnamese...