1972-present Expert on Vietnamese and Vietnamese American issues -
participation in many conferences and seminars on current issues.
1972-present Musician - Ðàn Tranh (Vietnamese traditional 16-string zither).
— 2008-present Teaching đàn tranh, Vietnamese 16-string zither, for
10 Grade 3-5 students and 10 Grade 6-8 students at Folk Arts -
Cultural Treasure Charter School, Philadelphia.
— Performances at
"Amitabha Mantra of Rebirth in Pureland" chant with
Vietnamese ceremonial music Lưu thuỷ and Kim
tiền, and the southern folksong, Song of the
Starling, on the Vietnamese đàn tranh at the
International Recognition of the Day of Vesak, United Nations,
co-ordinated by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the
Philippines to the United Nations,
ECOSOC Chamber, May 21, 2010.
Vietnam Cultural Show: A Journey Through Vietnam,
organized by Temple Vietnamese Student Association, at
Temple Student Center Underground, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, April 25,
2010, Item #10, "Đàn Tranh". Sponsored by the
Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture & Society.
Playing đàn tranh in Sacrifice: Meditations on the
Vietnam Experience with Billy Bang and Yusef Komunyakaa
and the Columbia/Harlem Jazz Project, 7:30 pm April 1, 2009
at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse, New York. See
Season announcement and
Playing đàn tranh in Sketches of Vietnam with Billy Bang's Jazz
Aftermath Band at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh (PA), November 8, 2008
at 8:00 pm. See
Press Release and
Solo đàn tranh performance at the
13th Annual Mid-Autumn Festival
organized by Asian American United,
Chinatown, Philadelphia, September 13, 2008
Vietnamese music and poetry in
Global Temple Live! at
Rock Hall Auditorium, Temple University,
Philadelphia (PA), 7:30 PM, November 16, 2006.
Bowery Poetry Club (NYC), November 18, 2007,
Sulu Series hosted
by Regie Cabico, curated by Taiyo Na, with music by D.J.Boo, of the Sulu
Joseph Papp Public Theater (NYC), May 8, 1996, A benefit performance
for the South Asian
Youth Action! June 23, 1998
The Asian American Writers' Workshop (NYC), April 5-7, August
8-10, 1996, March 21-24, May 17-18, 1997, and (with CSWA May Day) May 1, 1998,
November 30 to December 2, 2000
New Dance Alliance (NYC), May 12, 1997
Wesleyan University, April 13, 1996, April 19, 1997, April 30, 1999
Van der Mehden Theater (University of Connecticut), October 19, 1996
Drew University (NJ), April 5, 1997, February 20, 1998
Vassar University (NY), Vassar Asian American Conference, April 11, 1997,
April 17-18, 1998
New York University, April 29, 1997 at Loeb Students Center,
Asian American Javahouse April 8, 1999 at Tisch Common
Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival at Union Square (NY),
May 4, 1997
Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica (CA), October 30 and 31, November
1 and 2, 1997
SUNY Stonybrook (NY), November 5, 1997
Smith College (MA), November 8, 1997
East Coast Asian Students Union Conference, Cornell
University (NY), February 21, 1998
Puffin Room Gallery (NYC), March 7, May 16, 1998, Addictions
October 15-17, 1999, June 7-8, 2000
In Our Own Write, Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center (NYC), March 26, 1998
Rutgers University (PA), March 28, 1998
Columbia University (NY), April 19, 1998
Second Stage Theater (NYC), April 27, May 4 and May 11, 1998
The Gashouse, Brecht Forum (NYC), October 10, 1998
A Festival of Resistance — Dia de la Raza, by NY Zapatistas,
Theater for the New City (NYC), October 12, 1998
Stories from a Nail Salon, Club O'Noodles at EarthDance,
MA, February 1-7, 1999
Mumia 911, The Brecht Forum (NYC), September 11, 1999
25th Anniversary Celebration, The Brecht Forum (NYC), December 3, 2000
Reading of New Works: Revenge of the Headless Cobra, Dixon Place (NYC), October 31, 2001
Sins Redux: Idli by Sesh Mudumbai, Conelia Street Café (NYC), November 15, 2001
Bia ôm — Hugging Beer Bar (one-act play), Peeling Café, Nightingale Lounge (NYC), March 18, 2003,
Under the Skin:A Festival of One-Act Plays, directed by Erwin Falcon, Pelican Studio Theater (NYC), July 18, 20, 24 & 26, 2003.
The First (2), Peeling Café, Nightingale Lounge (NYC), April 15, 2003, Peel This! at Webster Studio 3 of Amherst College (MA), April 19, 2003, and at Swayduck Auditorium of The New School University (NY), April 21, 2003
Acting as Sir in Endings and Perry in Oriental Playas, Under the Skin: A Festival of One-Act Plays, Pelican Studio Theater (NYC), July 10, 12, 24-27, 2003.
Conversation with Dad, directed by Alfonso Nam, July 1998
A report on Agent Orange campaign in the United States
and the Vietnamese American community,
paper presented at Panel: Body, the Agent Orange:
Landscape, Body, Image conference and art exhibit, May 7-9,
2009, organized by the University of California, Riverside,
California Museum of Photography, Riverside.
A report on Agent Orange campaign in the United States,
presentation at the Agent Orange Evening by the Vietnamese Students
Association, Ohio Wesleyan University, Hamilton-Williams Center,
April 13, 2009.
Vài ý nghĩ về vấn đề cải tổ
giáo dục đại học Việt Nam, [Some issues in
the Reform of Higher Education in Vietnam] with Nguyễn Dung.
Paper presented at the Consultant Conference on Higher Education
Reform in Vietnam: Policy and Program Strategy, by the Ministry
of Education and Training and Ban Việt Kiều Trung ương. February
17-19, 1994. Hồ Chí Minh City, Việt Nam.
Preserving Vietnamese culture in a changing society. Paper
presented at the Asia Society Conference on Future of the Past II:
Viet Nam and Laos. New York. December 3-4, 1993.
Vài suy nghĩ đóng góp vào việc tiến tới một phương hướng xây dựng và phát
triển ngành công nghiệp tin hoc Việt Nam
[Some thought on the
direction of building and developing a Vietnamese information
technology], with Nguyễn Hoàng and James Ðỗ.
Paper presented at
the Third National Informatic Week (IW'92), Hanoi, July 6-10, 1992.
Excerpts in Tin hoc và đời sống 4.1992(4/1993):10-13,18.