Selected Recent Acquisitions

The Best place to live: A personal story of the Hmong refugees from Laos [videorecording]. (1982).

Providence, R.I.: Tin Can Alley, E184 H55 B47 1982 Southeast Asian Archive
Portrays the life of Hmong refugees in Providence, R.I. in the early 1980s.

Bith, Pollie D. (2004).

“Mango illness”: Health decisions and the use of biomedical and traditional therapies in Cambodia. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Hawaii.
RA541 B58 2004a Southeast Asian Archive
Explores how the health care system in Cambodia cares for people with HIV/AIDS, using the village of Sdaov as the site for the study.

A community of contrasts: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States: Demographic profile (2006).

Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California, principal researcher. Washington D.C.: Asian American Justice Center.
Cataloging in Process
Covers emerging Asian American communities and includes ample statistical information on Southeast Asian Americans. Available online at:

Filloux, Catherine. (2005).

Seeing eyes: how contemporary plays open eyes and hearts to the legacy of Cambodia’s killing fields. American Theatre 22(1), 77-81.
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The author discusses the making of her play, Eyes of the Heart, about Cambodian refugee women who suffer from psychosomatic blindness as a result of witnessing the genocide of the Khmer Rouge regime.

Lee, J.P. and S. Kirkpatrick. (2005).

Social meanings of marijuana use for Southeast Asian youth. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse.
4(3-4), 135-52.
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Reports the findings from a pilot study of drug use and environment for Southeast Asian youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. It shows that marijuana is widely used among youth in low income neighborhoods as a means of coping with stress and as a means of identification with the ghetto lifestyle.

Meyers, Jessica. (2006).

Pho and apple pie: Eden Center as a representation of Vietnamese American ethnic identity in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. Journal of Asian American Studies 9(1), 55-85.
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Focuses on the largest Vietnamese American commercial center on the East Coast, and its significance as a representation of ethnic identity.

Richard, Anne Marie. (2004).

Learning to change: A case study of popular education among immigrant women. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.
Cataloging in Process
Studies Latina and Hmong women participants in the Pan Valley Institute in California’s Central Valley and how popular education has had an impact on their civic participation and efforts for social change.

Traànguyeãn,Trangñaøi. (2002).

From childhood storytelling to oral history interviews. Oral History Review 29(2), 119-130.
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Discusses how her personal history prepared her for oral history, as well as describing some of her interviews with first generation Vietnamese refugees and immigrants for California State University, Fullerton’s oral history program.

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