Vietnam and Texas

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Push factors

  • Vietnam War
  • came in 2 groups
1.

  • after collapse of Saigon regime
  • well educated
  • elite
  • fled
2.
  • boat people
  • arrived by boat
  • left because of communist reign

Pull factors

  • good economic opportunities
  • near resettlement camps
  • geography and climate similar to Vietnam

Food

Phở
  • originated in north Vietnam, went with refugees
  • brought to many countries after war
  • street food
  • soup
  • rice noodles
  • rare beef
  • chicken sometimes
  • onion
  • ginger
  • bean sprouts
  • cilantro
  • Thai basil
Bánh mì
  • baguette from when France tried to colonized Vietnam
  • sandwich
  • traditional Vietnamese ingredients
  • cilantro
  • cucumber
  • pork belly
  • tofu
  • chicken
  • eggs
  • sliced chili
cơm chiên (fried rice)
  • originated from china
  • in a staple in many countries including Vietnam
  • served hot
  • eggs
  • vegetables
  • rice
  • uses a different kind of rice compared to every day rice
  • meat (shrimp)
  • pork
  • chicken
  • beef
  • carrots
  • corn

Important people

Ho Chi Min
  • founder of Indo-Chinese Communist Party
  • president of North Vietnam
  • entire life dedicated to ending French and American domination in Vietnam
Nguyen Cao Ky
  • prime minister of South Vietnam during war
  • anti communist
  • air force
  • liked by U.S. advisers in Vietnam
  • attempted to run for president
  • fled to U.S. when South fell
Le Duc Tho

  • Viet Cong Guerrilla force leader (south Vietnamese)
  • played a role in cease fire negotiations with the United States
  • helped secure Vietnam from France
  • awarded Nobel Peace prize but declined it

Vietnamese tradition and culture

Ancestor Worship
  • big thing in Asia
  • introduced by Chinese
  • almost every house has a small alter to ancestors
  • give offerings
  • fruits
  • money
  • sweets
  • burnt so gifts can ascend to heaven for ancestors
  • not related to ghosts or spiritual causes
  • for good fortune
Superstition
  • passed on generation to next
  • necklace to ward off evil spirits
  • owl hoot death omen
  • palm reading
  • cannot marry if beloved born in wrong year (lunar calendar)
New Years Tree
  • marks the way ancestor spirits come back to living world to celebrate New Years with living
  • wards evil spirits away
  • thorns
  • bells
  • 5-6 yard bamboo
  • kerosene lamp at night
  • gifts for ancestors at bottom
  • decorated

Cultural Influences

  • food
  • restaurants

Is Texas better today with immigration?

  • yes
  • better economy
  • immigrants are successful doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc.
  • helped shape culture
  • populates land

Citations

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