Essays

Review of Christopher Sorrentino’s The Fugitives

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Christopher Sorrentino’s The Fugitives. Originally posted as a New York Times Sunday Book Review on February 19, 2016. Kat Danhoff is a…(read more)

On True War Stories

The Asian American Literary Review does great work. Now they have a new issue out on (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War, and it’s really beautiful,…(read more)

The Making of Asian America is a Stirring Chronicle Long Overdue

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Erika Lee’s The Making of Asian America: A History. Originally posted by the Los Angeles Times on September 3, 2015.…(read more)

Our Vietnam War Never Ended

This article by Viet Thanh Nguyen was originally published in The New York Times on April 24, 2015.  A version of this op­ed appears…(read more)

Refugee Memories

‘Refugee Memories and Asian American Critique’ was originally published in positions: asia critique, volume 20, number 20, pages 911-942 (2012).   Shades of Past,…(read more)

Just Memory: War and the Ethics of Remembrance

“Just Memory: War and the Ethics of Remembrance” was originally published in American Literary History, volume 25, issue no. 1, pages 144 – 163 (Spring…(read more)

War, Memory and the Future

“War, Memory and the Future” was originally published in The Asian American Literary Review, volume 2, issue no. 1, pages 277 – 288 (Winter/Spring…(read more)

Masticating Adrian Tomine

“Masticating Adrian Tomine” was originally published in American Book Review, volume 31, issue no. 1, page 12 (November/December 2009). “Where Are You Going, Where Have…(read more)

Remembering War, Dreaming Peace: On Cosmopolitanism, Compassion, and Literature

“Remembering War, Dreaming Peace: On Cosmopolitanism, Compassion, and Literature” was originally published in The Japanese Journal of American Studies, issue no. 20, pages 149 –…(read more)

Multimedia as Composition: Research, Writing and Creativity

“Multimedia as Composition: Research, Writing and Creativity” was originally published in Academic Commons January 2009 issue, “The Difference that Inquiry Makes: A Collaborative Case Study on…(read more)

At Home With Race (On Omi and Winant’s Racial Formation in the United States)

“At Home With Race (On Omi and Winant’s Racial Formation in the United States)” was originally published in The Modern Language Association of America, volume…(read more)

Vietnam and the Art of Dinh Q. Lê

Published in conjunction with the exhibition originated by Bellevue Arts Museum, A Tapestry of Memories: The Art of Dinh Q. Lê is a fully…(read more)

Speak of the Dead, Speak of Viet Nam: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Minority Discourse

“Speak of the Dead, Speak of Viet Nam: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Minority Discourse” was originally published in CR: The Centennial Review, volume 6,…(read more)

Seeing Double: The Films of R. Hong-An Truong

“Seeing Double: The Films of R. Hong-An Truong” was originally published in Postmodern Culture, volume 17, issue no. 1 (September 2006).   For those whose image…(read more)

The Remasculinization of Chinese America: Race, Violence and the Novel

“The Remasculinization of Chinese America: Race, Violence and the Novel” was originally published in American Literary History, volume 12, issue no. 1 & 2, pages…(read more)

Representing Reconciliation: Le Ly Hayslip and the Victimized Body

“Representing Reconciliation: Le Ly Hayslip and the Victimized Body” was originally published in Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, volume 5, issue no. 2, pages 605…(read more)