Selected Recent Acquisitions

Beiser, Morton. (1999).

Strangers at the gate: The "boat people's" first ten years in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
F1035 I55 B45 1999 Southeast Asian Archive
Describes the author's ten-year study of 1,300 Southeast Asian "boat people" admitted to Canada between 1979 and 1981.

Dong-Matsuda, Susie Xuyen. (1998).

A study of Vietnamese women's coping skills. M.A. thesis, California State University, Long Beach.
Cataloging in Process
Analyzed responses of 65 Vietnamese women that identified the more common coping skills, e.g., internal self-control, and demonstrated that coping skills did not vary according to education, occupation and marital status.

Ganguly-Scrase, Ruchira & Julian, Roberta. (1998).

Minority women and the experiences of migration. Women's Studies International Forum, 21(6), 633-648.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File
Examines the themes of minority relations and gender oppression by comparing the experiences of international migrants, Hmong women from Laos to Tasmania, Australia, with internal migrants, Rabi Das women in West Bengal, India.

Hamilton, Louise E.P. (1996).

Identity and intergenerational conflict among Cambodian refugee youth in Toronto. M.A. thesis, York University.
F1059.5 T689 K454 1996a SEA Archive
Ethnographic study which examines resistance to traditional culture, youth identity, gender, and the development of new cultural forms by Cambodian high school students.

Lam, Vinh-The. (2000).

Creation, organization and use of recorded information on the overseas Vietnamese experience. Paper given by the author at the Conference on the Overseas Vietnamese Experience, The Vietnam Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, March 31-April 1, 2000.
Conference Papers File
Thorough and detailed study which includes a "Selected Bibliography of Bibliographies," and a "Selected List of Vietnam-Related Websites." Available on the web at:

Nienu, Jan Ezung. (1995).

Cultural distanciation and intergenerational differences among Southeast Asian adults and children: Implications in the California preschool context. Ed.D. dissertation, University of San Francisco.
Cataloging In Process
Investigates intergenerational child-rearing practices of Khmu and Mien people living in Richmond, California.

Novak, Loretta Jean. (1993).

We are Amerasian. M.A. thesis (and videocassette), California State University, Long Beach.
Cataloging in Process
Ethnographic fieldwork study that gives a visual representation of Amerasian culture: in classes at St Anselm's Cross-Cultural Community Center in Garden Grove, California, in two Amerasian family homes, and in Little Saigon.

Reyes, Adelaida. (1999).

Songs of the caged, songs of the free: Music and the Vietnamese refugee experience. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
ML3560 V5 R49 1999 Southeast Asian Archive
Considers the role of music in the context of forced migration, tracing Vietnamese refugees from the refugee camps through resettlement in the United States.

Rush, Randall Allen. (1993).

An endangered transported landscape: Laotian and Tongan communities at Kahuku, Oahu. M.A. thesis, University of Hawaii.
S451 H3 R87 1993a Southeast Asian Archive
Case study of farming practices of Laotian and Tongan immigrant groups on the urban fringe of Honolulu.

Taing, Vek Huong, as told to Sharon Fischer. (1980).

Ordeal in Cambodia: One family's miraculous survival - escape from the Khmer Rouge: A true story. San Bernardino, CA: Here's Life Publishers.
DS554.83 T35 A3 1980 Southeast Asian Archive
The author and his wife were staff members of Campus Crusade for Christ International in Phnom Penh at the time of the takeover of Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge. The family eventually resettled in San Bernardino, California in 1979.

Weighing the balance: Southeast Asian Studies ten years after: Proceedings of two meetings held in New York City, November 15 and December 10, 1999. (2000).

New York: Southeast Asia Program, Social Science Research Council.
Cataloging in Process
Assessment of the field of Southeast Asian Studies in the United States in both comparative and longitudinal terms by key figures in the field.

Yenbutara, Pajaree. (1988).

The acculturation and assimilation of Laotian refugees in San Diego, California. M.A. thesis, United States Interna-tional University.
F870 L27 Y6 1988a Southeast Asian Archive
Analyses responses from 77 Laotians to a questionnaire regarding the acculturation process. The respondents were divided into three groups: under 20 years old, 20-34 years old, and over 34 years old.