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  • Collet, Christian. Bloc Voting, Polarization, and the Panethnic Hypothesis: The Case of Little Saigon.” Journal of Politics 67:3 (2005). 907-933.

  • Collet, Christian and Hiroko Furuya.  “Contested Nation: Vietnam and the Emergence of Saigon Nationalism in the United States,” in Christian Collet and Pei-te Lien, eds., The Transnational Politics of Asian Americans (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009), 56-73.

  • Collet, Christian and Hiroko Furuya. “Enclave, Place, or Nation? Defining Little Saigon in the Midst of Incorporation, Transnationalism, and Long Distance Activism.”  Amerasia Journal 36:3 (2010).
  • Duong, Lan and Isabelle Thuy Pelaud. “Vietnamese American Art and Community Politics: An Engaged Feminist Perspective.” Journal of Asian American Studies 15:3 (Oct 2012): 241-269.
  • Le, Danvy. “Under Pressure? Effects of Social Pressure on Political Participation in a Vietnamese Community in California.” Ph.D. diss., University of California Irvine, 2013.
  • Le, Long.  “Exploring the Function of the Anti-communist Ideology in the Vietnamese American Diasporic Community.” Journal of Southeast Asian American Education & Advancement, 6 (2011): 1-25.
  • Ông, Như-Ngọc T. and David S. Meyer. “Protest and Political Incorporation: Vietnamese American Protests in Orange County, California, 1975–2001.” Journal of Vietnamese Studies 3:1 (2008).
  • Phan, Hao. “The Disjunctive Politics of Vietnamese Immigrants in America from the Transnational Perspective.” Central and Eastern European Migration Review 4:1 (June 2015).



  • Bryer, Chloe Anne. “Religious Liberty in Law and Practice: Vietnamese Home Temples and the First Amendment.” Journal of Church & State 35:2 (Spring 1993): 367-401.  An arresting case study that focuses on Little Saigon in Orange County but carries implications elsewhere.  The intersection of religious practice and law – including zoning permits in this case – is very much understudied in Vietnamese Americans scholarship. But it should figure in any book-length religious and/or urban history of Vietnamese in the U.S.
  • Cuong Tu Nguyen and A. W. Barber, Vietnamese Buddhism in North America: Tradition and Acculturation.” In The Faces of Buddhism in America, ed., Prebish, Charles S. and Kenneth Kenʾichi Tanaka. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.  129-146.  This short introduction to the subject highlights several different kinds of challenge to Buddhist institutions in the continent. 
  • Do, Hien Duc.  “Reproducing Viet Nam in America:  San Jose’s Perfect Harmony Temple.” In Stephen Prothero, ed., A Nation of Religions:  Pluralism in the American Public Square. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
  • Padgett, Douglas M. “Religion, Memory, and Imagination in Vietnamese California.” Ph.D. diss., Indiana University, 2007.
  • Quang Minh Thich.  “Vietnamese Buddhism in America.”  Ph.D. diss., Florida State University, 2007.
  • Truitt, Allison. “Not a Day but a Vu Lan Season: Celebrating Filial Piety in the Vietnamese Diaspora.” Journal of Asian American Studies 18:3 (Oct 2015): 289-311.



  • Bankston, Carl L., “Vietnamese-American Catholicism: Transplanted and Flourishing.” U.S. Catholic Historian 18:1 (Winter, 2000), pp. 36-53
  • Ninh, Thien-Huong T. “Colored Faith: Vietnamese American Catholics Struggle for Equality Within Their Multicultural Church.” Amerasia Journal 40:1 (2014), pp. 80-96.  This article interprets the perspective of the Diocese of Orange towards Vietnamese Catholics in Little Saigon through the lens of race.
  • Phan, Peter C. Vietnamese-American Catholics. New York: Paulist Press. 2005. At fewer than 150 pages, it is somewhat thin in both length and content. But beginners should take a look for an introduction to the subject.


  • Fjelstad, Karen and Nguyen Thi Hien.  Spirits Without Borders: Vietnamese Spirit Mediums in a Transnational Age.  New York:  Palgrave MacMillan, 2011.


  • Carruthers, Ashley. Saigon from the diaspora.” Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 29 (2008): 68-86.
  • Lieu, Nhi T. The American Dream in Vietnamese. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.
  • Nguyen, Kim. “‘Without the Luxury of Historical Amnesia’: The Model Postwar Immigrant Remembering the Vietnam War through Anticommunist Protests.” The Journal of Communication Inquiry 34:2 (2010).