This is a two part interview with Vũ Lân of PhốBolsaTV. In Part 1 Mr. Lân highlights my talk as part of the Literature Circle for the Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association (VAALA). My talk connected my book, Transnationalizing Viet Nam, with the arts and activism and was delivered in English. Full version of the Literature circle can be found here. The second part of Part 1, we move to the interview portion conducted in Vietnamese.