A People s History of the Hmong

A People s History of the Hmong Author Paul Hillmer
ISBN-10 0873519604
Release 2015-01-02
Pages 336
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A rich narrative history of the worldwide community of Hmong people, exploring their cultural practices, war and refugee camp experiences, and struggles and triumphs as citizens of new countries.

A History of the Hmong

A History of the Hmong Author Thomas S. Vang
ISBN-10 9781435709324
Release 2008
Pages 481
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This is the first completely up-to-date Hmong history book ever written by a member of the Hmong people. It describes the earliest civilizations of the Hmong and Miao in China, and why some of the Hmong migrated into Southeast Asia in the early 19th century, particularly to Vietnam, Laos and Thailand; and how the Hmong of Laos were involved with the Lao civil war, especially the secret war from 1962 to 1975 that caused almost a hundred thousand Hmong to flee to Thailand and Western countries as political refugees after the Communists takeover. This book includes the forcible repatriation of the Lao-Hmong asylum seekers at Nam Khao refugee camp in Thailand back to Laos in late 2009 and the arrest and discharge of former General Vang Pao by the U.S. authorities. "[It] is full of fascinating materials [and] a wonderful book. Congratulations," commented by Dr Nicholas C. T. Tapp, Senior Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University.

Folk Stories of the Hmong

Folk Stories of the Hmong Author Norma J. Livo
ISBN-10 0872878546
Release 1991
Pages 135
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Describes the culture of the Hmong people, and gathers some of their folk tales

Turbulent Times and Enduring Peoples

Turbulent Times and Enduring Peoples Author Jean Michaud
ISBN-10 9781136827884
Release 2013-12-16
Pages 270
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Scattered across the South-East Asian massif, a few dozen ethnic groups (numbering around 50 million) maintain highly original cultural identities and political and economic traditions, against pressure from national majorities. They face the same challenges. The means by which social change has been imposed by the lowlanders are similar from country to country, and the results are comparable. The originality of this book lies in the combination of multi-disciplinary mixing of social anthropology, history and human geography; multi-culturality grouping together several cultural contexts; trans-nationality straddling five countries and bridging the traditional divide between South China and Mainland South-East Asia; and history reaching back 300 years.

The Hmong 1987 1995

The Hmong  1987 1995 Author J. Christina Smith
ISBN-10 9780788138560
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 158
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Contains 744 annotated print citations on the Hmong of S.E. Asia, the Miao of China, and the Hmong diaspora in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and French Guiana, with the majority pertaining to the Hmong experience in the U.S. Materials from 1987-1995 in the English language are included: books and book chapters, theses and dissertation, magazine and journal articles, published conference papers, and selected reports, government documents, and newspaper articles. Includes juvenile literature. Electronic resources are also covered. Bilingual materials are included if there is an English component. Exhaustive!

Ethnic Groups of South Asia and the Pacific

Ethnic Groups of South Asia and the Pacific Author James Minahan
ISBN-10 9781598846591
Release 2012
Pages 403
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This comprehensive guide to the Pacific and South Asia provides detailed and enlightening information about the many ethnic groups of this increasingly important region of the world.

Culture and Customs of the Hmong

Culture and Customs of the Hmong Author Gary Y. Lee
ISBN-10 9780313345265
Release 2010
Pages 241
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This book is the first to balance an account of the traditional life and history of the Hmong as a global people, with a full account of their modern, urban lives. * A chronology from the earliest history of the Hmong to the present day * Numerous photographs depicting Hmong culture and artifacts * Glossaries of English, Hmong, Latin, and Chinese terms

Ethnic Groups in Thailand

Ethnic Groups in Thailand Author Books, LLC
ISBN-10 1156462770
Release 2010-05
Pages 190
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 58. Chapters: Hmong people, Mon people, Cham, Peopling of Thailand, Miao people, Karen people, Austro-Tai peoples, Thai Chinese, Lisu people, Kula, Shan people, Thai people, Dai people, Moken, Burmese Malays, Han Chinese subgroups, Tai ethnic groups in Southeast Asia, Akha people, Thaification, Hill tribe, Thai Malays, Pakistanis in Thailand, Khmuic peoples, Mlabri people, Seafarers, Tai Dam, Pear people, History of the Jews in Thailand, Khorat Thai, Lao Wieng, Lamet, Lao Krang, Lao Song, Lao Ga, Nyaw people, Tai Bueng, Nepalis in Thailand, Bru people, Urak Lawoi, Red Tai, Mal people, Lua people, Phai people, Saek people, Kuy language, Lao Lom, Lu people, Indians in Thailand, Chin Haw, Pray people, Lawa people, Filipinos in Thailand, S'gaw, Lao Loum, List of hill tribes of Thailand, Mpi people, Mani people, Kaleun people, Yoy people, Ugong, Thai Yuan. Excerpt: The Hmong (RPA: Hmoob/Moob, IPA: ), are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Hmong are also one of the sub-groups of the Miao ethnicity ( ) in southern China. Hmong groups began a gradual southward migration in the 18th century due to political unrest and to find more arable land. A number of Hmong people fought against the communist Pathet Lao during the Laotian Civil War. Hmong people were singled out for retribution when the Pathet Lao took over the Laotian government in 1975, and tens of thousands fled to Thailand seeking political asylum. Thousands of these refugees have resettled in Western countries since the late 1970s, mostly the United States but also in Australia, France, French Guiana, Canada, and South America. Others have been returned to Laos under United Nations-sponsored repatriation programs. Around 8,000 Hmong refugees remain in Thailand. Hmong people have their own terms for their subcultural division...

To Serve as Jesus Did

To Serve as Jesus Did Author Marty Haugen
ISBN-10 1579995373
Release 2006-04-01
Pages 107
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The recent call to refocus on word and sacrament in church liturgy is explored in these musings about how parish ministers, choir directors, and lay leaders can return to basics in their Sunday services without changing the long-time programs valued by their congregations. The worry that that skillful public speaking and trained musicians may become "entertainment" for a passive audience is discussed, as is the challenge of finding a balanced approach to the "relevance" problem—the result of ministers focusing their sermons on modern social dilemmas at the expense of the more authentic church service of established liturgy and biblical interpretation.

An Introduction to Hmong Culture

An Introduction to Hmong Culture Author Ya Po Cha
ISBN-10 9780786459889
Release 2010-09-15
Pages 215
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Presenting a holistic perspective of the Hmong way of life, this book touches on a spectrum of the Hmong culture, including traditions, customs, values, religion, arts, politics and ceremonial rituals. The book features and explains certain Hmong words, phrases and proverbs in the Hmong Roman Popularized Alphabet and in phonetic English. Topics include an overview of Hmong history; the conventional relationships between Hmong parents and their children; the rites and traditions of Hmong wedding and funeral ceremonies; the celebration of Hmong New Year; and home restrictions and other superstit.

Asian american Education

Asian american Education Author Meyer Weinberg
ISBN-10 9781136498350
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 360
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Asian-American Education: Historical Background and Current Realities fills a gap in the study of the social and historical experiences of Asians in U.S. schools. It is the first historical work to provide American readers with information about highly individual ethnic groups rather than viewing distinctly different groups as one vague, global entity such as "Asians." The people who populate each chapter are portrayed as active participants in their history rather than as passive victims of their culture. Each of the twelve country-specific chapters begins with a description of the kind of education received in the home country, including how widely available it was, how equal or unequal the society was, and what were the circumstances under which the emigration of children from the country occurred. The latter part of each of these chapters deals with the education these children have received in the United States. Throughout the book, instead of dwelling on a relatively narrow range of children who perform spectacularly well, the author tries to discover the educational situation typical among average students. The order of chapters is roughly chronological in terms of when the first sizable numbers of immigrants came from a specific country.

Resource Scarcity and the Hmong Response

Resource Scarcity and the Hmong Response Author Robert G. Cooper
ISBN-10 9971690713
Release 1984
Pages 314
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This book traces the reaction of one mountain minority group -- the Hmong or Meo -- to changing environmental circumstances. The Hmong are shown to be adapting their economic and settlement patterns to meet a situation of increasing resource scarcity, and four Hmong villages are selected for study.

Endangered Peoples of North America

Endangered Peoples of North America Author Thomas C. Greaves
ISBN-10 031330811X
Release 2002
Pages 269
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Surveys the threats to and responses of tribal and ethnic groups in the United States and Canada.

Hmong Americans in Michigan

Hmong Americans in Michigan Author Martha Aladjem Bloomfield
ISBN-10 9781628950069
Release 2014-09-01
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The Hmong people, originating from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos, are unique among American immigrants because of their extraordinary history of migration; loyalty to one another; prolonged abuse, trauma, and suffering at the hands of those who dominated them; profound loss; and independence, as well as their amazing capacity to adapt and remain resilient over centuries. This introduction to their experience in Michigan discusses Hmong American history, culture, and more specifically how they left homelands filled with brutality and warfare to come to the United States since the mid-1970s. More than five thousand Hmong Americans live in Michigan, and many of them have faced numerous challenges as they have settled in the Midwest. How did these brave and innovative people adapt to strange new lives thousands of miles away from their homelands? How have they preserved their past through time and place, advanced their goals, and cultivated plans for their children and education? What are their lives like in the diaspora? As this book documents via personal interviews and extensive research, despite the tremendous losses they have suffered for many years, the Hmong people in Michigan continue to demonstrate courage and profound resilience.

The Hmong of China

The Hmong of China Author Nicholas Tapp
ISBN-10 0391041878
Release 2001
Pages 538
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This first ethnography of the Hmong in China is based on Nicholas Tapp's extensive fieldwork in a Hmong village in Sichuan. Basing his analysis on the concepts of context and agency, Tapp discusses the "paradoxical ambivalence at the heart of Hmong culture." A paradox arises in the historical and ethnographic construction of the identity of the Hmong by conscious contrast with, and in opposition to, a majority Han Chinese identity at the same time that large parts of Hmong culture are shared with the Chinese and may be the results of historical processes of adoption, absorption, mimesis, or emulation. Tapp examines the Hmong rituals of shamanism, ancestral respect, and death and provides details on livelihood, kinship, local organization, and intellectual culture. The book is enhanced with thorough accounts of ceremonies, rituals, and folktales, with translations of Hmong songs and stories. This publication has also been published in hardback (no longer available).

Butterfly Mother Miao Hmong Creation Epics from Guizhou China

Butterfly Mother  Miao  Hmong  Creation Epics from Guizhou  China Author Mark Bender
ISBN-10 9781603843355
Release 2006-03-10
Pages 256
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A collection of epics from the Miao (Hmong) ethnic group of southwest China. The poetic narratives, traditionally performed by two groups of singers, relate the creation of the world and the peoples and creatures in it. One of the major figures in one series of the songs is Butterfly Mother (Mai Bang), a personified butterfly who lays the eggs that eventually lead to the creation of the local peoples. Rich in cultural lore, these mythic narratives are virtual encyclopedias of traditional myths, legends, and folk customs of the Miao people.

Mother of Writing

Mother of Writing Author William A. Smalley
ISBN-10 9780226762876
Release 1990-06-15
Pages 221
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In February of 1971, in the Laotian village of Nam Chia, a forty-one year old farmer named Shong Lue Yang was assassinated by government soldiers. Shong Lue claimed to have been descended of God and given the mission of delivering the first true Hmong alphabet. Many believed him to be the Hmong people's long-awaited messiah, and his thousands of followers knew him as "Mother (Source) of Writing." An anthropological linguist who has worked among the Hmong, William A. Smalley joins Shong Lue's chief disciple, Chia Koua Vang, and one of his associates, to tell the fascinating story of how the previously unschooled farmer developed his remarkable writing system through four stages of increasing sophistication. The uniqueness of Shong Lue's achievement is highlighted by a comparison of Shong Lue's writing system to other known Hmong systems and to the history of writing as a whole. In addition to a nontechnical linguistic analysis of the script and a survey of its current use, Mother of Writing provides an intriguing cultural account of Shong Lue's life. The book traces the twenty-year-long struggle to disseminate the script after Shong Lue's death, first by handwriting, then by primitive moveable type, an abortive attempt to design a wooden typewriter, and finally by modern wordprocessing. In a moving concluding chapter, Smalley discusses his own complex feelings about his coauthors' story.