Selected Recent Acquisitions

Bamboo among the oaks: Contemporary writing by Hmong Americans. (2002).

Edited by Mai Neng Moua. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press.
PS508 H63 B36 2002 Southeast Asian Archive
The first anthology of Hmong American stories, poems, essays and drama. Available from Paj Ntaub Voice, c/o Mai Neng Moua, 931 Margaret St., St. Paul, MN 55106; (651) 214-0955;; $13.95 paperback, $24.95 hard cover, plus $3.00 shipping.

Goodkind, Jessica R. & Foster-Fishman, Pennie G. (2002).

Integrating diversity and fostering interdependence: Ecological lessons learned about refugee participation in multiethnic communities. Journal of Community Psychology 30(4), 390-409.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File
Studies the participation experiences of 54 Hmong refugees who live in multiethnic low-income public housing developments in a medium-sized Midwestern city.

Lâm, Tony. (2002).

Breaking down the walls: My journey from a refugee camp to the Westminster City Council. UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal 8(1), 156-165.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File
The first Vietnamese American elected official discusses his experiences as a refugee both in Vietnam and in the U.S, getting established as a businessman in California, and his political career as a member of the Westminster City Council, 1992-2002.

McIntyre, Kevin Todd. (2002).

Eating the nation: Fish souce in the crafting of Vietnamese community. Ph.D dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
GT2853 V5 M36 2002a SEA Archive
Analyzes the powerful presence of nước nắùm in Vietnamese life, considering its history, symbolism, economic, social and gender roles in Vietnamese culture and society.

Not just victims: Conversations with Cambodian community leaders in the United States. (2003).

Edited with an introduction by Sucheng Chan. Interviews by Audrey U. Kim. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
E184 K45 N66 2003 Southeast Asian Archive
Covers Cambodian American communities in Long Beach, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Oregon and Washington, including topics such as law enforcement, mental health, religion, community associations, and the Khmer Krom.

Scheck-Sandbergen, Loes & Choulamany-Khamphoui, Outhaki. (1995).

Women in rice fields and offices: Irrigation in Laos: Gender specific case-studies in four villages. Heiloo, The Netherlands: Empowerment.
HQ1240.5 L28 S34 1995 SE Asian Archive
Investigates the interrelationship of women who work in the rice fields and in the irrigation offices, and how both groups can be strengthened.

Simms, Laura & Chorn-Pond, Arn. (2002).

Between tigers and crocodiles: An interview with Arn Chorn-Pond. Parabola: Myth, Tradition, and the Search for Meaning 27(4), 24-31.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File
The founder & director of The Cambodian Master Performers Program (
discusses his life before and after the war.

Stories of survival: Three generations of Southeast Asian Americans share their lives. (2001).

Edited by Lisa Margonelli. San Francisco: Indochinese Housing Development Corp.
F866.3 S86 2001 Southeast Asian Archive
Oral history narratives conducted with Southeast Asian American residents of the Tenderloin District in San Francisco. Interviews were conducted with first, 1.5 and second-generation residents. Copies are $20; $10 for students, plus $2 shipping. To order call: (415) 441-2873; or visit

Yen, Maria M. (2001).

Welcome to the neighborhood? Understanding ethnic conflict and
its urban planning implications in demographically changing communities. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.
HT221 Y46 2001a Southeast Asian Archive
Examines the impact of Southeast Asian refugees in eight cities using case study methods.