FALL 2009

EDITOR: MARK E. PFEIFER, PHD, Texas A and M University, Corpus Christi, TX. E-Mail:

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Sociocultural Adaptation of the Vietnamese Diaspora

Karin Aguilar-San Juan. Little Saigons: staying Vietnamese in America. Publisher: Minneapolis : University of
Minnesota Press, ©2009.

Tai Van Nguyen. The storm of our lives : a Vietnamese family's boat journey to freedom. Publisher: Jefferson, N.
C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.

T Pearson. Missions and conversions : creating the Montagnard-Dega refugee community. Publisher:
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Nghia M Vo. The Viet Kieu in America : personal accounts of postwar immigrants from Vietnam. Publisher:
Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland & Co., ©2009.

Vui Le. The forgotten generation : from South Vietnamese to Vietnamese-American. Publisher: New York :
iUniverse, ©2009.

Monica M Trieu. Identity construction among Chinese-Vietnamese Americans : being, becoming, and belonging.
Publisher: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2009.

Kim Ha. Struggle in America : a Vietnamese woman's account of life in her new country. Publisher: Orange
County, CA : Our Queen of Peace Radio & Publishers, 2009.

Reppin' 4 life: The formation and racialization of Vietnamese American youth gangs in Southern California by
Lam, Kevin D., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009, 176 pages; AAT 3363007

The people of the fall: Refugee nationalism in Little Saigon, 1975—2005 by Nguyen, Phuong Tran, Ph.D.,
University of Southern California, 2009, 331 pages; AAT 3368613

Sea crossing: From Viet Nam to America, a memoir of lives transformed by Cao, Linh, M.A., University of
Nevada, Reno, 2009, 287 pages; AAT 1466829

Southeast Asian American autobiographies: Aesthetics of testimonial space by Thoeun, Chanthou, M.A., State
University of New York at Buffalo, 2009, 91 pages; AAT 1464792

A narrative discussing the impact of child sexual abuse on a Vietnamese-American by Tran, An-Hoa, M.S.W.,
California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 84 pages; AAT 1463144

Comparative analysis of the Vietnamese and Salvadoran refugee groups in the nation's capital, Maryland, and
Virginia: Socioeconomic capital, settlement structures, and assimilation paths by Hinojosa, Jennifer, M.A., State
University of New York at Binghamton, 2009, 122 pages; AAT 1465664

Factors that contribute to high and low performing Vietnamese American high school students by Nguyen, Mark
Hung, Ed.D., University of Southern California, 2009, 133 pages; AAT 3368712

Vietnamese-American engineers: An examination of the leadership factors required to advance within corporate
America by Phan, Philip Quang, D.M., University of Phoenix, 2009, 145 pages; AAT 3357436

AN Wilson; J Dollman. Social influences on physical activity in Anglo-Australian and Vietnamese-Australian
adolescent females in a single sex school. Publication: Journal of science and medicine in sport / Sports
Medicine Australia, 2009 Jan; 12(1): 119-22

Rawson H.; Liamputtong P. Influence of traditional Vietnamese culture on the utilisation of mainstream health
services for sexual health issues by second-generation Vietnamese Australian young women. Publication:
Sexual Health, v6 n1 (2009 03 11): 75-81

Hoan Bui. Parent--Child Conflicts, School Troubles, and Differences in Delinquency Across Immigration
Generations. Publication: Crime & Delinquency, 55, no. 3 (2009): 412-441

PS Samuel; JP Pringle; James NW 4th; SJ Fielding; KM Fairfield. Breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer
screening rates amongst female Cambodian, Somali, and Vietnamese immigrants in the USA. Publication:
International journal for equity in health, 2009; 8: 30

Chiehwen E Hsu; Chiehwen E Hsu; Chiehwen E Hsu; Chiehwen E Hsu; E Stephanie Robinson; Grace X Ma;
Grace X Ma. Model Minority at Risk: Expressed Needs of Mental Health by Asian American Young Adults.
Publication: Journal of Community Health, 34, no. 2 (2009): 144-152. (Study includes Vietnamese Americans)

FH Norris; MJ Vanlandingham; L Vu. PTSD in Vietnamese Americans following Hurricane Katrina: prevalence,
patterns, and predictors. Publication: Journal of traumatic stress, 2009 Apr; 22(2): 91-101

Easter Dawn Vo-Jutabha; Khanh T Dinh; James P McHale; Jaan Valsiner. A Qualitative Analysis of Vietnamese
Adolescent Identity Exploration Within and Outside an Ethnic Enclave. Publication: Journal of Youth and
Adolescence, 38, no. 5 (2009): 672-690

A N Wilson; J Dollman. Social influences on physical activity in Anglo-Australian and Vietnamese-Australian
adolescent females in a single sex school. Publication: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, v12 n1
(200901): 119-122

Thao N Le; Deborah Goebert; Judy Wallen. Acculturation Factors and Substance Use Among Asian American
Youth. Publication: Journal of Primary Prevention, 30, no. 3-4 (2009): 453-473

Tung T Nguyen; Gem Le; Thoa Nguyen; Khanh Le; Ky Lai; Ginny Gildengorin; Janice Tsoh; Ngoc Bui-Tong;
Stephen J Mcphee. Breast Cancer Screening Among Vietnamese Americans. Publication: American journal of
preventive medicine. 37, no. 4, (2009): 306.

Thao N Le; Judy Wallen. Risks of Non-Familial Violent Physical and Emotional Victimization in Four Asian Ethnic
Groups. Publication: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 11, no. 3 (2009): 174-187

GX Ma; JI Toubbeh; MQ Wang; SE Shive; L Cooper; A Pham. Factors associated with cervical cancer screening
compliance and noncompliance among Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian women. Publication:
Journal of the National Medical Association, 2009 Jun; 101(6): 541-51.

P Higgs; R Dwyer; D Duong; M L Thach; M Hellard; R Power; L Maher. Heroin-gel capsule cocktails and groin
injecting practices among ethnic Vietnamese in Melbourne, Australia. Publication: The International journal on
drug policy. 20, no. 4, (2009): 340-346

Stephen Bird; William Kurowski; Susan Feldman; Colette Browning; Rosalind Lau; Harriet Radermacher; Shane
Thomas; Jane Sims. The Influence of the Built Environment and Other Factors on the Physical Activity of Older
Women from Different Ethnic Communities. Publication: Journal of Women & Aging, 21, no. 1 (2009): 33-47

Gunnar Almgren; Maya Magarati; Liz Mogford. Examining the Influences of Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Social
Capital on the Subjective Health of Adolescents. Publication: Journal of Adolescence, v32 n1 p109-133 Feb

H Le; A Ziogas; TH Taylor; SM Lipkin; JA Zell. Survival of distinct Asian groups among colorectal cancer cases in
California. Publication: Cancer, 2009 Jan 15; 115(2): 259-70 (Study includes Vietnamese)

T T Nguyen; Y Liao; G Gildengorin; J Tsoh; N Bui-Tong; S J McPhee. Cardiovascular Risk Factors and
Knowledge of Symptoms Among Vietnamese Americans. Publication: JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL
MEDICINE, 24, no. 2, (2009): 238-243.

AE Maxwell; CM Crespi. Trends in colorectal cancer screening utilization among ethnic groups in California: are
we closing the gap? Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association
for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 2009 Mar; 18(3): 752-9

Scott P Grytdal; Cheza C Garvin; Cheza C Garvin; Cheza C Garvin; Stephen J McPhee; Stephen J McPhee;
Stephen J McPhee; Stephen J McPhee; Tung T Nguyen; Jacqueline H Tran; Kathleen M Gallagher. Hepatitis B
Testing and Vaccination Among Vietnamese- and Cambodian-Americans. Publication: Journal of Community
Health, 34, no. 3 (2009): 173-180

ET Chang; SJ Shema; HA Wakelee; CA Clarke; SL Gomez. Uncovering disparities in survival after non-small-cell
lung cancer among Asian/Pacific Islander ethnic populations in California. Publication: Cancer epidemiology,
biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the
American Society of Preventive Oncology, 2009 Aug; 18(8): 2248-55

Natalie Cherot. Storytelling and Ethnographic Intersections: Vietnamese Adoptees and Rescue Narratives.
Publication: Qualitative Inquiry, v15 n1 p113-148 2009 (Study includes Vietnamese Americans)

TN Le; J Wallen. Risks of non-familial violent physical and emotional victimization in four Asian ethnic groups.
Publication: Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health, 2009 Jun; 11(3): 174-87
(Study includes Vietnamese Americans)

W Y Chan; D Birman. Cross-and same-race friendships of Vietnamese immigrant adolescents: A focus on
acculturation and school diversity. Publication: International Journal of Intercultural Relations, v33 n4 (200907):

GX Ma; SE Shive; MQ Wang; Y Tan. Cancer screening behaviors and barriers in Asian Americans. Publication:
American journal of health behavior, 2009 Nov-Dec; 33(6): 650-60

Louis-Jacques Dorais. The Vietnamese in Montreal, Canada: Reflections on intangible capital and immigration.
Publication: Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, v18 n2 (2009 08 03): 231-254

Louis-Jacques Dorais. The Vietnamese in Montreal, Canada: Reflections on Intangible Capital and Immigration.
Publication: Asian and Pacific migration journal : APMJ. 18, no. 2, (2009): 231.

Joseph Kim; Brian Mailey; Maheswari Senthil; Avo Artinyan; Can-Lan Sun; Smita Bhatia. Disparities in Gastric
Cancer Outcomes Among Asian Ethnicities in the USA. Publication: Annals of Surgical Oncology, 16, no. 9
(2009): 2433-2441.

Z Steel; D Silove; NM Giao; TT Phan; T Chey; A Whelan; A Bauman; RA Bryant. International and indigenous
diagnoses of mental disorder among Vietnamese living in Vietnam and Australia. Publication: The British journal
of psychiatry : the journal of mental science, 2009 Apr; 194(4): 326-33

DJ Williams; C Cohen; TV To; AJ Page; D Lawson; ZM Sussman; A Nassar. Triple-negative breast carcinoma in
women from Vietnam and the United States: characterization of differential marker expression by tissue
microarray. Publication: Human pathology, 2009 Aug; 40(8): 1176-81

Maher L.; Ho H.T. Overdose beliefs and management practices among ethnic Vietnamese heroin users in
Sydney, Australia. Publication: Harm Reduction Journal, v6 (2009 04 27):

TT Donnelly; W McKellin; G Hislop; B Long. Socioeconomic influences on Vietnamese-Canadian women's breast
and cervical cancer prevention practices: a social determinant's perspective. Publication: Social work in public
health, 2009 Sep-Oct; 24(5): 454-76

Thang Luu; Patrick Leung; Susan Nash. Help-Seeking Attitudes Among Vietnamese Americans: The Impact of
Acculturation, Cultural Barriers, and Spiritual Beliefs. Publication: Social Work in Mental Health, 7, no. 5 (2009):

Quyen Ngo-Metzger; Dara Sorkin; Russell Phillips. Healthcare Experiences of Limited English-Proficient Asian
American Patients: A Cross-Sectional Mail Survey. Publication: The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes
Research, 2, no. 2 (2009): 113-120. (Study includes Vietnamese Americans)

C Lum; HL Corliss; VM Mays; SD Cochran; CK Lui. Differences in the drinking behaviors of Chinese, Filipino,
Korean, and Vietnamese college students. Publication: Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 2009 Jul; 70(4):

Aleksandra Jasiska-Kania. Exclusion from the Nation. Publication: International Journal of Sociology, 39, no. 3
(2009): 15-37. (Study includes Vietnamese in Poland)

Natalie Huynh and Chau Nguyen. Memory is Another Country: Women of the Vietnamese Diaspora. Santa
Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2009.

Pfeifer, M. 2008 Jun 6. [Special Issue on SEA Demographics] Featured Article:
Cambodian, Hmong, Lao and Vietnamese-Americans in the 2005 American Community Survey. Journal of
Southeast Asian American Education & Advancement [Online] 3:0. Available:

Vietnamese Culture and History


Last year, the U.S. Census Bureau released detailed demographic info for the Vietnamese American population
across the United States from the 2007 American Community Survey. The detailed
Vietnamese-American data
may be viewed here. Information about how to access this dataset on the US Census website or how obtain it for
another geographic area in addition to the entire U.S. is