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Lien-Hang T. Nguyen

Lien-Hang T. Nguyen (Nguyễn Thị Liên Hằng) specializes in the study of the United States in the world, with a spatial focus on Southeast Asia and temporal interest in the Cold War.


She is currently working on 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 antiwar 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.


Hang 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.

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