Memories of Militarism and War: Asian American Oral Histories From the DMV

“Memories of Militarism and War: Asian American Oral Histories From the DMV” is an interactive, multimedia oral history project based at the University of Maryland, College Park under the auspices of the Asian American Studies Program.

The project currently features the stories of eleven Asian American residents of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (colloquially known as the “DMV,” an acronym corresponding to the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland and Virginia), as well as Howard County, Maryland and Richmond, Virginia. These residents all experienced and survived various manifestations of war in the Asian-Pacific region in which the U.S. played a direct or indirect role. These wars include World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Laotian Civil War (known in the U.S. as the “Secret War”), and the Cambodian genocide (otherwise known as the “Killing Fields”).

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