VIETNAMESE STUDIES INTERNET RESOURCE CENTER QUARTERLY E-MAIL
NEWSLETTER, SUMMER/FALL 2003

EDITOR: MARK E. PFEIFER, PHD, E-Mail: vstudies@yahoo.com

ABOUT THE VIETNAMESE STUDIES INTERNET RESOURCE CENTER: The Vietnamese Studies Internet
Resource Center (www.vstudies.org) is an online source of comprehensive information related to the cross-
disciplinary field of Vietnamese Studies. It includes an online journal – The Review of Vietnamese Studies, an
online research article library, extensive subject bibliographies and detailed U.S.census data.

RELEASE OF VIETNAMESE SOCIOECONOMIC CENSUS DATA, 2000 U.S. CENSUS

In recent weeks, the U.S. Census has released national level socioeconomic and educational 2000 census
data for Vietnamese in the United States. The following are highlights from this long-awaited data. The
comparable 1990 figure is in parentheses.

U.S. Vietnamese Median Family Income 2000 - $46,929 ($29,800)

% U.S. Vietnamese with Public Assistance Income in 2000 – 10.2% (25%)

% U.S. Vietnamese Families Below the Poverty Level in 2000 – 14.3% (24%)

% U.S. Vietnamese Population in Owner Occupied Housing in 2000 – 59.6% (43.0)

Industry Distribution by Percent of U.S. Vietnamese Population (2000 Figures only) Agriculture, forestry,
fishing and hunting, and mining - 0.8 Construction - 2.3 Manufacturing - 32.2 Wholesale trade - 2.8 Retail
trade - 10.2 Transportation and warehousing, and utilities - 2.7 Information - 2.7 Finance, insurance, real
estate, and rental and leasing - 4.4 Professional, scientific, management, administrative, waste management
services - 7.5 Educational, health and social services - 10.8 Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation
and food services - 9.1 Other services (except public administration) - 12.2 Public administration - 2.4

Occupational Distribution by Percent of U.S. Vietnamese Population (2000 Figures only) Management,
professional, related occupations - 27.0 Service occupations -19.4 Sales and office occupations - 19.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations - 0.5 Construction, extraction, maintenance occupations -5.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations - 28.1

Educational Attainment of U.S. Vietnamese Population 25 Years and Over by Percent (2000 Figures only)

Less than 9th grade – 18.2 9th to 12th grade, no diploma – 19.9 High school graduate (includes equivalency)
– 19.0 Some college, no degree – 15.9 Associate degree – 7.6 Bachelor's degree – 14.6 Graduate or
professional degree – 4.9 Percent high school graduate or higher – 62.0 Percent bachelor's degree or higher
– 19.5

Further Questions about accessing this census data may be sent to vstudies@yahoo.com, Hmong,
Cambodian, and Lao data are available at www.hmongstudies.org

RECENTLY COMPLETED MA THESES AND PHD DISSERTATIONS IN VIETNAMESE STUDIES (Most of these
works may be ordered at www.digitaldissertations.com)

Socio-Cultural Adaptation of the Vietnamese Diaspora

Buenaflor, Manuelita B. (2003). Does awareness of spiritual belief enable a juvenile in counseling to make
changes in behavior? PhD Dissertation, Union Institute and University. (Study includes Vietnamese Youth)

Hayashino, Diane Suyeko. (2003). A construct development and preliminary validation study of the parenting
stress scale for Southeast Asian immigrant and refugee parents. PhD Dissertation, University of Oregon.

Tran, Amber Ngoc-Thuy; (2003). Acculturative stressors affecting Vietnamese American adolescents and their
parents. PhD Dissertation, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology.

Broyles, Larisa Lee (2002). Stories like the feathers on a bird: Narrating the lives of Vietnamese American
women, PhD Dissertation, University of California, Riverside.

Champlin, Minh-Tran (2002). Asian sisters in action: The psychosocial development of Asian American female
adolescents. PsyD Dissertation, The Wright Institute.

by Dao, Minh Tram Nguyen. (2002). Vietnamese young adults' perception of parenting styles and disciplinary
practices. MSW Thesis, California State University, Long Beach.

Fine-Meyer, Rose Anne (2002). Unique refugees: The sponsorship and resettlement of Vietnamese 'boat
people' in Ontario, 1978--1980, MA Thesis, University of Toronto.

Ha, Ruyet The (2002). Vietnamese refugees, 1975--2000: Factors and reinforcements of their economic self-
sufficiency. DPA Dissertation, University of La Verne.

by Machida, Margo Lani. (2002). The poetics of positionality: Art, identity, and communities of imagination in
Asian America. PhD Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo.

by McIntyre, Kevin Todd. (2002). Eating the nation: Fish sauce in the crafting of Vietnamese community. PhD
Dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nguyen, Cuc. (2002). The voice of an invisible Vietnamese woman: Everyday life painting in the art of Be Ky.
MA Thesis, California State University, Long Beach.

Nguyen, My Hang Thi (2002). The impacts of Vietnamese American parents' religious values, beliefs, and
practices on their children's academic performance. PhD Dissertation, University of Houston.

Nguyen, Tuyen Duc (2002). Domestic violence among Vietnamese immigrant men: Prevalence and
sociodemographic predictive factors. PhD Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin.

Pham, Van T.;, (2002). Filial piety and individual freedom: Confucian ethics and gender relations as seen
through two Vietnamese novels (Nguyen Cong Hoan, Nhat Linh). PhD Dissertation, The Catholic University of
America.

Pham, Vu Hong. (2002). Beyond and before boat people: Vietnamese American history before 1975. PhD
Dissertation, Cornell University.

Su, Maria. (2002). Smoking initiation among Vietnamese female adolescents. PsyD Dissertation, Alliant
International University, San Francisco Bay.

Tran, Anh Quang; (2002). The Wichita Vietnamese (Kansas). PhD Dissertation, Kansas State University.

Tran, Phi-Phung Jeannette. (2002). Impact of education on culture: Case study of the Vietnamese women
immigrants in southwestern Ontario from 1975 to 1995. EdD Dissertation, University of Toronto.

Trinh, Dang Thanh. (2002). Factors related to public high school completion and non-completion among
Vietnamese refugee students. EdD Dissertation, University of Missouri, Saint Louis.

Valverde, Caroline Kieu Linh. (2002). Making transnational Viet Nam: Vietnamese American community - Viet
Nam through money, music and modems. PhD Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.

Vo, Cam-Nhung Cynthia. (2002). Vietnamese immigrant men who have sex with men: Cultural influences on
sexual health behaviours. MSc Thesis, University of Guelph, Canada.

Weiss, Jie Wu. (2002). Effects of self-image, family functioning, and acculturation on smoking among Asian-
American adolescents. PhD Dissertation, Alliant International University, Los Angeles.

Vietnamese History, Culture, Language, and Literature

Pham, Van T.;, (2002). Filial piety and individual freedom: Confucian ethics and gender relations as seen
through two Vietnamese novels (Nguyen Cong Hoan, Nhat Linh). PhD Dissertation, THE CATHOLIC
UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA.

Le, Chan Ngoc. (2002). Quan ho singing in North Vietnam: A yearning for resolution. PhD Dissertation,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY.

Issues in Contemporary Vietnam and Recent Vietnamese History

Owada-Shibuya, Setsuko. (2003). Living with uncertainty: The Vietnamese family in the rural Mekong Delta.
PhD Dissertation, Harvard University.

Cheng, Grace Ming-hui. (2002). 'Culture for development and development for culture is the ideology of the
day': The politics of culture in Vietnam's post-1986 transition. PhD Dissertation, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Feeney, Maureen Patricia. (2002). Freedom to speak: Vietnamese reeducation and the search for Cold War
refuge. PhD Dissertation, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN.

Jonsson, Kristina. (2002). Translating foreign ideas into domestic practices: Pharmaceutical policies in Laos
and Vietnam. PhD Dissertation, LUNDS UNIVERSITET (SWEDEN).

Korinek, Kim Marie. (2002). Women's and men's economic roles in northern Viet Nam during an era of market
reform. PhD Dissertation, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON.

Nguyen-Marshall, Van. (2002). Issues of poverty and poor relief in colonial Northern Vietnam: The interaction
between colonial modernism and elite Vietnamese thinking. PhD Dissertation, THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH
COLUMBIA (CANADA).

Nguyen, Thang Van. (2002). Interfirm trust dynamics in Vietnam. PhD Dissertation, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON.

Nguyen, Thanh Binh Thi. (2002). The diversity in language socialization: Gender and social stratum in a North
Vietnamese village. PhD Dissertation, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (CANADA).

Pham, Quynh Diem. (2002). Women vendors in Hanoi during Vietnam's transition economy. MA Thesis, SAINT
MARY'S UNIVERSITY (CANADA).

Phinney, Harriet Moseley. (2002). Asking for the essential child: Revolutionary transformations in reproductive
space in northern Viet Nam. PhD Dissertation, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON.

Truong, Tu Anh. (2002). Developing a strategy for university campus evangelism in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
ThM Thesis, FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, SCHOOL OF WORLD MISSION.

Vu, Dung Thi Kieu. (2002). An exploratory study of gender patterns in urbanward migration in Vietnam. PhD
Dissertation, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY.

Wilcox, Wynn William. (2002). Allegories of Vietnam: Transculturation and the origin myths of Franco-
Vietnamese relations, PhD Dissertation, CORNELL UNIVERSITY.

Health and Medical Issues Affecting Vietnamese Populations

Hayashino, Diane Suyeko. (2003). A construct development and preliminary validation study of the parenting
stress scale for Southeast Asian immigrant and refugee parents. PhD Dissertation, University of Oregon.

Tran, Amber Ngoc-Thuy. (2003). Acculturative stressors affecting Vietnamese American adolescents and their
parents. PhD Dissertation, PACIFIC GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY.

Hidajat, Mira M. (2002). Determinants of comorbidity at the time of death in four Asian American groups. MA
Thesis, Michigan State University.

Kim, Wooksoo. (2002). Ethnic variations in mental health symptoms and functioning among Asian Americans.
PhD Dissertation, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON.

Le, An Hoai. (2002). The Rorschach: A non-patient sample representing the Vietnamese and Vietnamese-
American population. PsyD Dissertation, ALLIANT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, FRESNO.

Nguyen, Tuyen Duc. (2002). Domestic violence among Vietnamese immigrant men: Prevalence and
sociodemographic predictive factors. PhD Dissertation, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON.

Pashigian, Melissa Joy;, (2002). Conceiving the 'happy family': Infertility, gender and reproductive experience
in Northern Vietnam. PhD Dissertation, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES.

Su, Maria. (2002). Smoking initiation among Vietnamese female adolescents. PsyD Dissertation, ALLIANT
INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, SAN FRANCISCO BAY.

Tran, Kim-Uyen Ngoc. (2002). Prevalence of trauma-related symptoms among Vietnamese refugees. MSW
Thesis, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH.

Vo, Cam-Nhung Cynthia. (2002). Vietnamese immigrant men who have sex with men: Cultural influences on
sexual health behaviours. Msc Thesis, UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH (CANADA).

Weiss, Jie Wu. (2002). Effects of self-image, family functioning, and acculturation on smoking among Asian-
American adolescents. PhD Dissertation, ALLIANT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES.

Zuk, Jeannie. (2002). Obtaining consent for prenatal testing from Southeast Asian women. PhD Dissertation,
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER.