Narrating the Chinese Vietnamese Identity is an oral history project that investigates the histories, cultural backgrounds, communities, and pre- and post- migration identities of the first and second generation of Chinese Vietnamese in America.
"I feel like it’s part of Oakland — this racial makeup of Chinese and Vietnamese here. It’s just easy being who I am here. I don’t feel out of place." — Han Fan
"I wasn't just Vietnamese, I wasn't just Chinese, I wasn't just American." — Jimmy Tang
"You should not forget who you are and where you’re from. Everything before you, everything in the past makes us who you are." — Vinh Ma
"What does it mean for our community to really be connected? How can we reconnect people who have lost touch during the war or with the stories they’ve blocked out because of trauma?" — Jacqueline Mac
"I feel like I've been able to see the positives from both [of my parents] and what they're trying to teach, which I think speaks to my diverse upbringing." — David Huynh
"If I did go back to Vietnam, everything would feel familiar just because of the stories I hear from my parents." — Frances Huynh