Research Interests: United States foreign relations; Southeast Asia; The Cold War
Professor Nguyen specializes in the study of the United States in the world, with spatial focus on Southeast Asia and temporal interest in the Cold War. She is currently working two projects. The first is a comprehensive history of the 1968 Tet Offensive and the second explores the role of gender, people’s diplomacy, and transnational networks of anti-war activism during the Vietnam War.
She is the author of Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam, which won the Society for Military History (SMH) Edward M. Coffman Prize, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Stuart L. Bernath Prize, the UKY Department of History Alice S. Hallam Prize, was a finalist for the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians First Book Prize, and earned her an invitation to participate in the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Professor Nguyen is the General Editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of the Vietnam War (3 vols.) and she and Professor Paul T. Chamberlin are the Co-Editors of the “Cambridge Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations” Series.
Lien-Hang Nguyen, Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam (University of North Carolina Press, 2012).
Lien-Hang Nguyen, Tet 1968: The Battles that Changed the Vietnam War and the Global Cold War (forthcoming, Random House).
Lien-Hang Nguyen, General Editor, Cambridge History of the Vietnam War, 3 vols. (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
Lien-Hang Nguyen, Women Warriors: Gender, People’s Diplomacy, and Peace in the Vietnam Era (under research).
WEAI professor Lien-Hang Nguyen published an August 25, 2017 article in The New York Times‘s Vietnam ’67 series titled “North Vietnam Had an Antiwar Movement Too.” August 25, 2017WEAI professor Lien-Hang Nguyen wrote an article in The New York Times‘s Vietnam ’67 series titled “Who Called the Shots in Hanoi?” February 14, 2017