Transpacific Stories

Episode 11: NGUYEN Tan Hoang

“One is never too old to learn … and expand one’s practices beyond what we conventionally get rewarded for.”

Nguyễn Tân Hoàng talks to me about his childhood in Saigon, his family’s traumatic escape from Vietnam, his experience living in a refugee camp on an island off Malaysia and finally moving to California, where he spent his youth and later his formative years as a young artist and scholar. He also shares his thoughts about being part of an academic diaspora, recovering from pandemic burnt out, and cultivating new forms of creativity.

Host: Helen Leung
Recorded on July 8, 2022 in Vancouver/San Diego

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