David’s understanding of the achievement of individual authors and the accumulation of popular culture is unsurpassed. He joins a distinguished panel:
Linh Dinh is a poet. Widely published in both Vietnamese and English, he as well translates Vietnamese fiction and poetry into English and Italian and teaches at universities around the United States and Europe.
Lucien Ellington is founder of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) teaching journal Education About Asia and editor of the AAS pedagogical series Key Issues in Asian Studies. A former high school teacher, he is UC Professor of Education at the University of Tennessee, Chatanooga and Senior Fellow at the Wachman Center of the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
Lucien serves as state coordinator for the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia and has led hundreds of courses, institutes and tours for those teaching about China, Korea, and especially Japan.
C. David Thomas founded the Indochina Arts Partnership, bringing hundreds of artists and artworks back and forth between Viet Nam and the United States since 1988. David has been decorated by the Vietnamese government, a signal honor for the depth of his work.