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Lisa Nguyen

Curator for Digital Scholarship and Asian Initiatives

Lisa Nguyen is curator for digital scholarship and Asian initiatives at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives. Since 2004 she has worked with private donors and organizations to collect historical documentation on political and socioeconomic change in Asia. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and has served on the Cultural Property Working Group and Association of Research Libraries/SAA Mosaic Program. In 2011, she curated the exhibition A Century of Change, which received the Katherine Keyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Catalogue Award. Her research interests include cultural heritage management, collective memory, and digital history in the Pacific Rim.

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"We Shot the War" Exhibit

featuring Lisa Nguyen, Hoover Institutionvia CSPAN
Monday, March 11, 2019

Author Lisa Nguyen showcased the ‘We Shot the War’ exhibit at Stanford University and highlighted the contributions and photos of Overseas Weekly, an eccentric newspaper that covered the Vietnam War. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2019 LCV Cities Tour” in Palo Alto, California, from March 7-13, 2019, to feature the history and literary life of the community. 

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Shot The War: Overseas Weekly In Vietnam

via Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam examines the legacy of one of the most popular and eccentric newspapers to cover the Vietnam War. With its mix of hard-hitting military exposés, pinups, and comic strips, Overseas Weekly earned a reputation as a muckraking truth teller.

Sun Yat-sen, at top center of this 1912 calendar

The Revolutionary Republic

by Hsiao-ting Lin, Lisa Nguyenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

In 1911, China rejected feudalism to enter the modern era. A new Hoover exhibit on a century of change. By Hsiao-ting Lin and Lisa Nguyen.

Chiang Chooses His Enemies

Chiang Chooses His Enemies

by Paul R. Gregory, Hsiao-ting Lin, Lisa Nguyenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chiang Kai-shek’s Shanghai purge did more than intensify the Chinese civil war. It hastened the final clash between Trotsky and Stalin. Three perspectives on the story. By Paul R. Gregory, Hsiao-ting Lin, and Lisa Nguyen.