Tra Cang Monastery

During the American war in Việt Nam, Julie Thi Underhill’s mother once sought refuge in Tra Cang Monastery, a place of Buddhist worship near Phan Rang. During Julie’s first trip to Việt Nam in 1999, Julie was grateful to find boys at play in mid-afternoon in the monastery, in a scene reminiscent of the Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher. Her resulting 35mm photograph Tra Cang Monastery was published in 2013 in Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora.


  • Date: April 26, 1999
  • Skills: Photography, travel

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