Refereed articles

Book chapters

  • “Political, Military, and Cultural Memoirs in Vietnamese on the Republic of Vietnam,” in Tuong Vu and Sean Fear, eds., The Republic of Vietnam, 1955–1975: Vietnamese Perspectives on Nation-Building (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, forthcoming in January 2020).

Edited volumes

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


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


  • Review of Martin G. Clemis, The Control War: The Struggle for South Vietnam, 1968–1975, in Michigan War Studies Review, March 2019.
  • Review of Alena K. Alamgir, “Socialist Internationalism At Work: Changes in the Czechoslovak-Vietnamese Labor Exchange Program, 1967-1989,in Dissertation Reviews, January 2016.
  • Review of K.W. Taylor, A History of the Vietnamese and George E. Dutton, Jayne S. Werner, and John K. Whitmore, eds., Sources of Vietnamese Tradition, in diaCRITICS, December 2015.
  • Review essay for roundtable on Christina Schwenkel, The American War in Contemporary Vietnam: Transnational Remembrance and Representation, in H-Diplo, February 2011.
  • Review of Edwin A. Martini, Invisible Enemies: The American War on Vietnam, 1975-2000, in Journal of Vietnamese Studies, January/February 2011.
  • Review of Melvin Small, At the Water’s Edge: American Politics and the Vietnam War, in H-Diplo, May 2007.
  • Review of Dianne Kirby, ed., Religion and the Cold War, in Cold War History, November 2006

Vietnamese-language articles in non-academic venues

  • The column “Tác Phẩm Kinh Điển” [Great Books], Việt Tide, September 2016 to July 2017. 
    • Until September 2018, Việt Tide was a Vietnamese-language weekly published in Westminster, California, and distributed throughout the U.S.  During the academic year 2016-2017, I contributed a monthly column on the books taught in my courses Great Books III and IV.
  • “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 2016 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).