Alien Encounters in Taipei Times

NguyenblogAlien Encounters:  Popular Culture in Asian America edited by Mimi Thi Nguyen & Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, is reviewed in the Taipei Times.  The reviewer discusses the book in the context of the influx of Vietnamese-Americans who return to Vietnam around the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday each year, and the somewhat problematic relationship these Vietnamese-Americans can sometimes have with Vietnamese locals.  The reviewer writes:  "Vietnamese Americans arriving back in Vietnam, usually around the Tet
(Lunar New Year) holiday, can present a disquieting spectacle. . . .  [T]his new book from Duke University Press throws an interesting light on the phenomenon."

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