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TRẦN KIÊM ĐOÀN was born in 1946 in Hương Cần, Thừa Thiên Province, Vietnam.

 He graduated in 1970 from the Teachers College, Huế University, majoring in Sino-Vietnamese Literature; obtained a B.A. degree in 1971 from the College of Liberal Arts in Huế, an M.A. in Social Works in 1988 from California State University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2001 from University of Southern California.

 He has taught at Nguyễn Hoàng, Hải Lăng, Khai Trí High Schools in Quảng Trị Province, Vietnam; Phan Sào Nam, Bán Công, Nguyễn Tri Phương, Đồng Khánh High Schools in Huế, Vietnam; and Cosumnes River College, CSUS, Lutheran Pacific University, California, USA.

He came to America in 1983 and has worked at the Department of Health and Human Services, Sacramento, California since 1986.

As an avocation he has written Hương Từ Bi (Huế, 1966); The Impact of Relocation on the Vietnamese Refugees in the United States (CSUS, 1988); Chuyện Khảo Về Huế (California, Huế, 1997, 2000 and 2003); The Vietnam War and Its Psychological Aftermath (LA., California, 2000); Con Yêu Bánh Nậm (Sacramento, Huế, 2003,2004); Từ Ngõ Huế Xưa (Huế, Việt Nam, 2005); Tu Bụi (US, Vietnam, 2006). His poems, short stories, essays, commentaries have appeared on Vietnamese and English periodicals in Vietnam and overseas.

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