Edited works

  • Editor (with Daniel Nuckols), Bridging Divides, Crossing Borders, Community Building: The Human Voice in Core Texts and the Liberal Arts, forthcoming.
    • Selected and peer-reviewed papers from the 23rd annual conference of the Association of Core Texts and Courses, Dallas, April 20-23, 2017.
  • Editor, Tradition and Renewal: Continuity and Change in Core and Liberal Arts Programs, forthcoming.
    • Selected and peer-reviewed papers from the 22nd annual conference of the Association of Core Texts and Courses, Atlanta, April 14-17, 2016.


  • “Vuong Hong Sen,” Southeast Asian Personalities of Chinese Descent: A Biographical Dictionary, Center for Chinese Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2012
  • “Ngo Dinh Diem” and “Vo Nguyen Giap,” in The Encyclopedia of the Nineteen Sixties: A Decade of Culture and Counterculture, ABC-CLIO, 2012
  • “South Vietnam,” The World History Encyclopedia, ABC-CLIO, 2011


  • Review of Alena K. Alamgir, “Socialist Internationalism At Work: Changes in the Czechoslovak-Vietnamese Labor Exchange Program, 1967-1989,Dissertation Reviews, January 2016.
  • Review of KW Taylor, A History of the Vietnamese and George E. Dutton, Jayne S. Werner, and John K. Whitmore, eds., Sources of Vietnamese Tradition, diaCRITICS, December 2015.
  • Review essay for roundtable on Christina Schwenkel, The American War in Contemporary Vietnam: Transnational Remembrance and Representation, H-Diplo, February 2011.
  • Review of Edwin A. Martini, Invisible Enemies: The American War on Vietnam, 1975-2000, Journal of Vietnamese Studies, January/February 2011.
  • Review of Melvin Small, At the Water’s Edge: American Politics and the Vietnam War, H-Diplo, May 2007.
  • Review of Dianne Kirby, ed., Religion and the Cold War, Cold War History, November 2006

 Publications in Vietnamese at non-academic venues

  • “Tác Phẩm Kinh Điển” [Great Books], Việt Tide, September 2016 to July 2017.  Việt Tide is a Vietnamese-language weekly published in Westminster, California, and distributed all over the U.S.  I contributed a monthly column, each month on one of the books taught in my Great Books III and IV classes during 2016-2017.
  • “Từ Thế Kỷ Di Dân tới Nước Mỹ Ngày Nay” [From the “Century of Immigration” to America Today], Việt Báo Tết Bính Thân [Viet Bao: Year of the Monkey], January 2016: 135-138.  This is the annual lunar new year’s publication of Việt Báo, an ethnic newspaper in Westminster, California.
  • “Nguyễn Hiến Lê và không khí của văn hóa VNCH” [The Writer Nguyen Hien Le and the Cultural Milieu of the Republic of Vietnam], BBC Vietnamese (January 18, 2012).
  • “Nhạc trẻ Sài Gòn và văn hóa thành thị Việt Nam” [Youth Music in Saigon and Vietnamese Urban Culture], BBC Vietnamese (May 5, 2009).