AMS 321 • Vietnamese Americans: Culture and History
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
This course will critically examine the representations of Vietnamese Americansas Asians, exotic "others," refugees, immigrants, and model minoritiesthrough a close reading of historical, anthropological, and autobiographical literatures. In order to gain an understanding of the diversity of Vietnamese American cultural experiences in Texas, students will conduct an oral history with a family/community member. Students will present a selected oral history narrative in a final exhibit. Students are welcome to share their personal experiences in the discussions of relevant material.
Possible Texts Zhou, Minh and James V. Gatewood, ed. 2000. Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader Võ, Linda Trinh and Marian Sciachitano, ed. 2004. Asian American Women: The Frontiers Reader. Edited by Linda Trinh Võ et al. Chan, Sucheng, ed. 2006. The Vietnamese American 1.5 generation: Stories of War, Revolution, Flight, and New Beginnings.