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Thay Dao Quang (2017)

Vietnam War Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Vietnam

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-09-06

Duration: 00:26:40

Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | Vietnamese Americans | Refugees


  • Quang, Thay Dao Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on September 6, 2017, with Thay Dao Quang of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Quang, a native of South Vietnam, is a Buddhist monk. He discusses: moving to the United States in 1994 with his family through the Humanitarian Operation Program; his father spending six years in prison and reeducation camp due to his support of the United States government during the Vietnam War; the negative treatment his father continued to experience following his release; his memory of visiting his father at the camp; the negative treatment his mother received due to her “dangerous” husband; the Vietnam War dividing families; the Communist regime destroying the Vietnamese culture; and his hope that both sides in Vietnam can talk about the past and learn from it.