The Vietnamese American “Model Orphan” in Aimee Phan’s We Should Never Meet
Journal / Book Title
Mosaic: an interdisciplinary critical journal
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)
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Cheng, Emily, "The Vietnamese American “Model Orphan” in Aimee Phan’s We Should Never Meet" (2016). Department of English Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 29.
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.