who we are
Project Kiếm ăn is a collaborative and collective undertaking of the students of the 2010 and 2011 UCHANU classes on Contemporary Vietnamese Society. UCHANU stands for students of the University of California’s (UC) Education Abroad Program in Vietnam, and students from Hanoi University’s (HANU) Faculties of Management and International Studies. Together with Professor Gerard Sasges and Program Assistants Ms. Nguyễn Thu Trang and Mr. Alex-Thái Võ, we are UCHANU.
We are students from all over Vietnam and California, studying different majors, contributing different experiences, and with different ideas and politics, brought together by a common determination to understand more deeply the reality of Vietnam today.
We are Vietnamese who have grown up in Vietnam, and who seek to understand the processes of change that are reshaping our country so rapidly and so deeply.
We are Americans from a diverse range of backgrounds who have come to discover Vietnam’s language, culture, and history, and through that process of discovery, to gain new insights on the world and ourselves.
We are Project Kiếm ăn, documenting real people, real jobs, and real life in Vietnam today.