Additional Reading - Bibliography on Escape & Survival

Banerian, James. (1984). Losers are pirates: A close look at the PBS series “Vietnam: A television history;” sponsored by Vietnamese refugees living in the United States. San Diego: J. Banerian; Vietnamese Community Action Committee.

Chan, Sucheng. (2003). Politics and the Indochinese refugee exodus, 1975-1997. In Sucheng Chan, (Ed.), Remapping Asian American history (pp. 171- 222). Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press.

Children of Cambodia’s Killing Fields: Memoirs by survivors. Compiled by Dith Pran; introduction by Ben Kiernan; edited by Kim DePaul. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Chuong, Chung Hoang. (1994). The Amerasians from Vietnam: A California study. Folsom, CA: Southeast Asia Community Research Center.

Coleman, Cynthia M. (1987). Cambodians in the United States. In David A. Ablin & Marlowe Hood (Eds.), The Cambodian Agony (pp. 354-374). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

DeBonis, Steven. (1995). Children of the enemy: Oral histories of Vietnamese Amerasians and their mothers. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Do, Trinh Quang. (2004). Saigon to San Diego: Memoir of a boy who escaped from communist Vietnam. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland.

Duong, Lloyd. (2000). The boat people: Imprints on history=Thuyen nhan: An tích lich su. Boston: Optimal World Publishers.

Faderman, Lillian, with Ghia Xiong. (1998). I begin my life all over: The Hmong and the American immigrant experience. Boston: Beacon.

Freeman, James M. (1989). Hearts of sorrow: Vietnamese-American lives. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press.

Freeman, James M. (2003). Voices from the camps: Vietnamese children seeking asylum. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Haines, David W. (Ed.). (1989). Refugees as Immigrants: Cambodians, Laotians, and Vietnamese in America. Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield.

Hmong means free: Life in Laos and America. (1994). Edited and with an introduction by Sucheng Chan. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Karnow, Stanley (1983 and 1991). Vietnam: A history. New York: Viking.

Kelly, Gail Paradise. (1977). From Vietnam to America: A chronicle of the Vietnamese immigration to the United States. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Kim Ha. (1997). Stormy Escape: A Vietnamese woman’s account of her 1980 flight through Cambodia to Thailand. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland.

Long, Lynellyn. (1993). Ban Vinai, the refugee camp. New York: Columbia University Press.

Mackie, Richard A. (1997). Operation Newlife: The untold story. Concord, CA: Solutions Publishing.

Monterro, Darrel. (1977). Vietnamese Americans: Patterns of resettlement and socio-economic adaptation in the United States. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Morrison, Gayle. (1999). Sky is falling: An oral history of the CIA’s evacuation of the Hmong from Laos. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland.

Mote, Sue Murphy. (2004). Hmong and American: Stories of transition to a strange land. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland.

Nguyen, Qui Duc. (1994). Where the ashes are: The odyssey of a Vietnamese family. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Pirates on the Gulf of Siam: Report from the Vietnamese boat people living in the refugee camp in Songkhla-Thailand. (1981). Nhat Tien, Duong Phuc, Vu Thanh Thuy, 2nd ed. San Diego: Boat People S.O.S. Committee.

Robinson, W. Courtland. (1998). Terms of refuge: The Indochinese exodus & the international response. London, New York: Zed Books; distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin’s Press.

Ung, Loung. (2000). First they killed my father. New York: Harper Collins, 2000.

Valverde, Kieu-Linh Caroline. (1992). From dust to gold: The Vietnamese Amerasian experience. In Maria P. P. Root, (Ed.), Racially mixed people in America. (pp.141-161). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

The Vietnamese American 1.5 generation: Stories of war, revolution, flight, and new beginnings. (2006). Edited by Sucheng Chan; with contributions by students at the University of California. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Wain, Barry. (1981). The refused: The agony of the Indochina refugees. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Welaratna, Usha. (1993). Beyond the Killing Fields: Voices of nine Cambodian survivors in America. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Yarborough, Trin.  (2005). Surviving twice: Amerasian children of the Vietnam War. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books.

Years of horror, days of hope: Responding to the Cambodian refugee crisis. (1987). Edited by Barry S. Levy and Daniel C. Susott. Millbrook, N.Y.: Associated Faculty Press.