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Steven Hoelscher, Chair Burdine 437, Mailcode B7100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-7277

Spring 2010

AMS 321 • Vietnamese Americans: Culture and History

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
29775 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
MEZ 1.120

Course Description

This course will critically examine the representations of Vietnamese Americans—as Asians, exotic "others," refugees, immigrants, and model minorities—through 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.


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