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Posted on: Feb 26, 2007, Source: New America Media

Many comparisons have been made about the Iraq and Vietnam wars. But what Iraq may have finally done is not so much remind us of Vietnam as ultimately usurp it from our national psyche.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2007, Source: New America Media

The middle class is clinging to its precious status by contending with far smaller living spaces than those of previous generations.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

A Vietnamese immigrant reflects on U.S. consumer culture -- how it's shaped not only his family's ideals of 'The American Dream,' but the world's.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

Vietnam remains a 'Supply Country' and shows no signs of abating.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

April 30 became the birth date of an exile's culture, built on defeatism and a sense of tragic ending. But through the years, that date has come to symbolize something entirely different to this Vietnamese American.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Golden Era of Hong Kong film is over. As Hollywood embraces stars like John Woo and Jet Li, and coopts the kung fu flick, the city that spawned the genre takes on a more down-to-earth identity.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2004, Source: Pacific News Service

Overshadowed by Michael Moore's big win at the Cannes film festival, a Thai director is awarded the prestigious Jury Prize shining a spotlight on a new generation of Thai filmmakers.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

While McDonald's golden arches may be proliferating in every major metropolis across the world, so, for that matter, are Thai and Vietnamese restaurants.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Globalization? Kid's stuff. Our actions affect not just the globe, but the cosmos.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

Vast markets in wild animals can lead to environmental destruction and, in an age of newly emerging diseases such as SARS, public health disasters.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2003, Source: AlterNet

In a world where we are constantly chatting, very little is actually being said. We email -- but are we really in touch?

Posted on: Oct 19, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The tiger's grip on our imagination is precisely the very force that drives it toward extinction.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

Chinese Americans are worried about similarities to trial-by-media atmosphere surrounding Army chaplain's arrest.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2003, Source: AlterNet

This Asian American writer finds the pleas he gets from students to explain his fiction are an example of how Asian immigrants, even young ones, are having a tough time thinking like Americans.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

The suicide of gender-bending actor Leslie Cheung also symbolizes the demise of a wild, uninhibited era of Hong Kong film that inspired many Hollywood directors.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

For Vietnamese Americans, many of whom have lived through several wars, the looming U.S. invasion of Iraq brings up haunting memories.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

"The Quiet American" almost didn't make it to U.S. theaters -- but it premiered in Vietnam to great fanfare.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The immigrant's hold on American soil has become increasingly tenuous, if not outright threatened.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2002, Source: Pacific News Service

An immigrant finds that the America he remembers as a child no longer exists.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2002, Source: Pacific News Service

Human movement across borders is greater than ever in history. The world is too interconnected for that trend to be reversed by fear of terrorism.