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New exhibit chronicles changes in Vietnamese ethnic minority groups

The UCI Libraries opened their spring exhibit Tuesday, May 15, entitled "Surviving War, Surviving Peace: The Central Highlanders of Vietnam."…

May 16, 2007
New exhibit chronicles changes in Vietnamese ethnic minority groups

The UCI Libraries opened their spring exhibit Tuesday, May 15, entitled “Surviving War, Surviving Peace: The Central Highlanders of Vietnam.” Through photographs, the exhibit shows how indigenous ethnic minority groups struggled to maintain their cultural identity and quality of life as refugees during the Vietnam War, and after the war when policies of relocation and assimilation were enforced. The photographs portray a way of life that is mostly gone. Inspired by a recent donation to the UCI Libraries from 1972 alumnus Joseph Carrier, the exhibit is located in the lobby of the Langson Library and will be showcased through the fall.