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Phỏng vấn về lá cờ VNCH trên BBC Tiếng Việt

Hai hôm trước, Tina Hà Giang tại BBC Vietnamese có phỏng vấn tôi chừng nửa tiếng qua Zoom. Đây là một đoạn ba phút từ cuộc phỏng vấn. Bấm đây đến tiếp nối.

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Why were there flags at the rally-turned-riot on January 6?

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Interviewing scholars of Vietnam Studies: Grażyna Szymańska-Matusiewicz on Vietnamese in Poland

Grażyna Szymańska-Matusiewicz, Vietnamese in Poland: From Socialist Fraternity to the Global Capitalism Era (Berlin: Peter Lang, 2019)

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Vietnamese American nail salons sewing masks against coronavirus

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A salon in Tennessee has converted its nail stations into sewing ones.

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Vietnamese refugees in Alaska

I am taking a break from Vietnamese Marianism to return to the ethnic press in the U.S. While looking at a Catholic periodical, I found a one-page report on Vietnamese refugees in Alaska. This issue is from 1977, and the article isn’t about Catholicism but labor in Alaska. It is valuable because there is a paucity of information about the refugees in Alaska.

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The 2019 biennial congress of Vietnamese priests in the U.S.

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The Vietnamese Catholic ethnic press reported widely on this congress but there is hardly anything in English. I am appreciative of Fr. Linh Hoang, OFM (Siena College), who attended the event and filed the write-up below along with the photos.

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My two articles on Vietnamese Catholic refugees

Click here to read or download the first article–and here for the second article.

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Sister Lê Thị Lý, Catholic refugees in Seattle, and refugee ads

A few days ago, I saw two or three friends from Seattle years posted on Facebook a tribute on Raymond Hunthausen, former archbishop of Seattle, on his death at 96 years old. (The writer is Fr. Michael Ryan, rector of the Cathedral parish and one of the spiritual chaplains of the L’Arche community that I belonged.) By a coincidence, the next morning  I came across two items while looking at some old issues of a magazine by Vietnamese Catholic refugees, and one of them shows a photo of the late archbishop presiding over a mass among Vietnamese refugees in 1978.

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Food, cooking, and gardening among Vietnamese refugees in the 1970s

Refugee kitchen worker at Fort Chaffee in 1975 ~ pc Southeast Asia Archive, UC Irvine

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