Selected Recent Acquisitions

Callaghan, David Scott. (1998).

Representing the Vietnamese: Race, culture, and the Vietnam War in American film and drama. Ph.D. dissertation, The City University of New York.
DS557.73 C34 1998a Southeast Asian Archive
Examines representations of the Vietnamese in the context of previous wartime portrayals of non-white "enemies" and others. Includes comparisons to depictions in Vietnamese made films about the war.

Court, Christopher Anthony Forbes. (1985).

Fundamentals of Iu Mien (Yao) grammar. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.
Cataloging in Process
Data was gathered from members of the Mien community from Laos who resettled in Richmond, California.

Jason, Philip K. (1997).

Vietnamese in America: Literary representations. Journal of American Culture 20(3), 43-50.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File
Literature review of works, mainly by authors from the majority culture, which portray Vietnamese Americans

McCall, Ava L. (1999).

Speaking through cloth: Teaching Hmong history and culture through textile art. Social Studies 90(5), 230-236.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File.
Full text available in Melvyl Magazine and Journal Articles database
Discusses using "paj ntaub" textile art as a way to include Hmong women's perspective in the social science curriculum. Gives background on Hmong history, culture, and life in the U.S.

McCoy, Damien. (1996).

From hostel to 'home': Immigration , resettlement and community - the ethnic Vietnamese in Australia, 1975-1995. Ph.D. dissertation, University of New South Wales.
DU122 V53 M35 1996a Southeast Asian Archive
Analyzes historical processes, the changing nature of community organizations, significance of familial change, community ideologies, and cultural change.

Nguyen, Thanh Son Thi. (1995).

Adjustment and acculturation problems of Vietnamese-Amerasians in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A post-resettlement study. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Cataloging in Process
Studies young adult Vietnamese Amerasians and their mothers.

Shapiro, Toni. (1994).

Dance and the spirit of Cambodia. Ph.D. dissertation, Cornell University.
GV1703 C3 S53 1994 Southeast Asian Archive
Examines Cambodian dance as a key symbol of efforts to assert and recreate Khmer culture and history from the devastation of the holocaust.

Smith-Hefner, Nancy J. (1995).

The culture of entrepreneurship among Khmer refugees. In Marilyn Halter (Ed). New migrants in the marketplace: Boston's ethnic entrepreneurs (pp. 141-160). Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File
Discusses the economic roles and cultural values of the Sino-Khmer and the ethnic Khmer in metropolitan Boston's Cambodian community.

Vang, Timothy. (1998).

Coming a full circle: Historical analysis of the Hmong church growth, 1950-1998. D. Min., Fuller Theological Seminary.
Cataloging in Process
Discusses the growth of the Christian and Missionary Alliance ministry in Laos and in the United States

A Winding River: The journey of contemporary art in Vietnam. (1997).

Washington D.C.: Meridian International Center.
N7314 W56 1997 Southeast Asian Archive
Exhibit catalog for an exhibition held at the Meridian International Center, November 6, 1997-March 15, 1998, followed by a national tour. Exhibition sites included the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California.

Zoerhof, Linnay Paige. (1999).

The impact of resettlement on occupational roles and daily living: A study of Laotian refugees living in south suburban Chicago. M.S., Rush University College of Nursing.
Cataloging in Process
Focuses on the barriers and stresses that interfere with occupational performance.