Summary: Oral history with Mr. Chánh Minh Nguyễn, born in 1968 in South Vietnam. After the fall of South Vietnam, he escaped Vietnam by boat in 1980 and arrived in Oxnard, California in 1981. He discussed his memories of his childhood in South Vietnam before and after 1975. He also discussed his experiences with assimilating into American culture as a student and government employee through discussions about food. After getting his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at Cal State Long Beach in 1991, he became an investigator and later a real estate agent. At the time of the interview, he is working as a real estate agent and is active in the Buddhist community. He has two children and lives in Westminster, California.
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Publisher: University of California, Irvine Libraries. Southeast Asian Archive. Irvine, California 92623-9557.