chapter  10
14 Pages

Sojourn in Hong Kong, settlement in America: experiences of Chinese-Vietnamese refugees

What does it mean to be Chinese? Vietnamese? Or perhaps Chinese-Vietnamese? What does it mean to be Chinese-Vietnamese American? What does it mean to be Asian American? Contextualized in the transformed Asian American landscape resulting from the manner in which Vietnamese refugees were introduced into America, this chapter explores the politics of identity formation in post 1965 and post 1975 transformation in Asian America. It examines issues of bicultural and bilingual mixed-race Chinese-Vietnamese refugee Americans.