Title

The Vietnamese American “Model Orphan” in Aimee Phan’s We Should Never Meet

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Journal / Book Title

Mosaic: an interdisciplinary critical journal

Abstract

This essay examines Aimee Phan’s fiction concerning Vietnamese orphans and adoptees coming of age in Southern California. Engaging the transnational dimensions of U.S. ideologies of democracy, family, and race, this essay explores a “model orphan” construct that expands mainstream narratives of the Vietnamese American refugee and model minority.

Journal ISSN / Book ISBN

1925-5683, 0027-1276 (print)

Published Citation

Cheng, Emily. "The Vietnamese American “Model Orphan” in Aimee Phan’s We Should Never Meet." Mosaic: an interdisciplinary critical journal, vol. 49 no. 3, 2016, pp. 109-125. Project MUSE, muse.jhu.edu/article/630347.

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