August 2014 News and Events

What happened in August 2014: news and events relating to Vietnamese at home and in the diaspora.

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2014 German Film FestivalGerman Film Festival in Vietnam 2014. September 4th to 21st. The Goethe-Institut shows new German films in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Hue, Da Nang, HCMC and Thai Nguyen. More

AIA tour• The Archaeological Institute of America’s Art & Architecture of Vietnam & Cambodia (land tour) starts in November 2014.

Viet Kieu in the news

Memorial for Kim Pham• Orange County’s highest-profile murder trial of Kim Pham “became just another case—and that’s a good thing.”

Photojournalist Nick UtNick Ut’s Napalm Girl is a “picture that doesn’t rest.”

Col. Viet Xuan Luong• Col. Viet Xuan Luong becomes the first Vietnamese American to be made a general in U.S. history. More

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News about Viet Nam

Human rights lawyer David Nguyen• The government’s ‘online army’ harrasses pro-democracy and human rights campaigners.

A good sonA devoted octogenarian son still cares for his 113-year-old mother.

The Day Dreamers• Vietnam’s cultural evolution strives to emulate America, but the impact may wash out Vietnam’s unique culture and traditions.

A family outing• Navigating Vietnamese kinship terms may seem puzzling at times.

Anti-China demonstrators• In an open letter, former senior government officials and scholars, newspaper editors, and artists urge the Communist Party to change the country’s political structure to one of democracy.

Other News

Bomb ponds• Photographer tries to bring attention back to the American War in Vietnam through photographs of “bomb ponds.”

• Recently released documents confirm Richard M. Nixon interfered with a cease-fire being brokered by President Lyndon Johnson.

The Globalist• “The U.S. government set out to create global institutions and rules for how the world should work.”

Special thanks to Viet Thanh Nguyen for providing many of the news items.


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