What happened in August 2014: news and events relating to Vietnamese at home and in the diaspora.
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• The Archaeological Institute of America’s Art & Architecture of Vietnam & Cambodia (land tour) starts in November 2014.
Viet Kieu in the news
• Orange County’s highest-profile murder trial of Kim Pham “became just another case—and that’s a good thing.”
• Nick Ut’s Napalm Girl is a “picture that doesn’t rest.”
• Col. Viet Xuan Luong becomes the first Vietnamese American to be made a general in U.S. history. More
News about Viet Nam
• The government’s ‘online army’ harrasses pro-democracy and human rights campaigners.
• Vietnam’s cultural evolution strives to emulate America, but the impact may wash out Vietnam’s unique culture and traditions.
• Navigating Vietnamese kinship terms may seem puzzling at times.
• In an open letter, former senior government officials and scholars, newspaper editors, and artists urge the Communist Party to change the country’s political structure to one of democracy.
• Photographer tries to bring attention back to the American War in Vietnam through photographs of “bomb ponds.”
• Recently released documents confirm Richard M. Nixon interfered with a cease-fire being brokered by President Lyndon Johnson.
• “The U.S. government set out to create global institutions and rules for how the world should work.”
Special thanks to Viet Thanh Nguyen for providing many of the news items.