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

Memories of Militarism and War: Asian American Oral Histories From the DMV
AAST201 Oral History Exhibit
December 11-13, 2017, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Hornbake Plaza, University of Maryland


Memories of Militarism and War: Asian American Oral Histories From the DMV is an interactive, multimedia oral history project co-created by students enrolled in AAST201: Asian American History (Fall 2017), taught by Dr. Terry K Park.

The project 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”).

The exhibit will be displayed on Hornbake Plaza from December 11-13, 2017 from 9am-5pm. For more information about the project, visit the AAST201 Oral History Project website.