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


Hmong Author Keith Quincy
ISBN-10 0998013803
Release 2017-02-08
Pages 378
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Hmong has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hmong also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hmong book for free.

Dia s Story Cloth

Dia s Story Cloth Author Dia Cha
ISBN-10 0606141936
Release 1996-01-01
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The story cloth made for her by her aunt and uncle chronicles the life of the author and her family in their native Laos and their eventual emigration to the United States.

Tragic Mountains

Tragic Mountains Author Jane Hamilton-Merritt
ISBN-10 0253207568
Release 1993
Pages 580
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Examines the Hmong's struggle for freedom and survival from 1942 to the present

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Author Anne Fadiman
ISBN-10 1429931116
Release 1998-09-30
Pages 352
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee Entered the American medical system, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunication. Parents and doctors both wanted the best for Lia, but their ideas about the causes of her illness and its treatment could hardly have been more different. The Hmong see illness aand healing as spiritual matters linked to virtually everything in the universe, while medical community marks a division between body and soul, and concerns itself almost exclusively with the former. Lia's doctors ascribed her seizures to the misfiring of her cerebral neurons; her parents called her illness, qaug dab peg--the spirit catches you and you fall down--and ascribed it to the wandering of her soul. The doctors prescribed anticonvulsants; her parents preferred animal sacrifices.

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.

The Latehomecomer

The Latehomecomer Author Kao Kalia Yang
ISBN-10 9781566894791
Release 2017-03-20
Pages 312
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An NEA Big Read Selection “This is the best account of the Hmong experience I’ve ever read—powerful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.”—Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down “A narrative packed with the stuff of life.” —Entertainment Weekly Kao Kalia Yang is the author of The Song Poet and The Latehomecomer, which was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and the Asian American Literary Award, and received the 2009 Minnesota Book Award.

Culture and Customs of the Hmong

Culture and Customs of the Hmong Author Gary Yia Lee
ISBN-10 9780313345272
Release 2010-09-16
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

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.

Hmong and American

Hmong and American Author Vincent K. Her
ISBN-10 9780873518550
Release 2012
Pages 278
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Hmong and American has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hmong and American also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hmong and American book for free.

The Hmong of Southeast Asia

The Hmong of Southeast Asia Author Sandra Millett
ISBN-10 0822548526
Release 2001
Pages 48
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Describes the traditions of the Hmong people; how they live on a daily basis; and how they are working to preserve their heritage despite technology.

Hmong America

Hmong America Author Chia Youyee Vang
ISBN-10 9780252077593
Release 2010
Pages 200
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An unprecedented inside view of the Hmong experience in America.

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!

Bamboo Among the Oaks

Bamboo Among the Oaks Author Mai Neng Moua
ISBN-10 0873514378
Release 2002
Pages 205
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In this groundbreaking anthology, first- and second-generation Hmong Americans -- the first to write creatively in English -- share their perspectives on being Hmong in America. In stories, poetry, essays, and drama, these writers address the common challenges of immigrants adapting to a new homeland: preserving ethnic identity and traditions, assimilating to and battling with the dominant culture, negotiating generational conflicts exacerbated by the clash of cultures, and developing new identities in multiracial America. Many pieces examine Hmong history and culture and the authors' experiences as Americans. Others comment on issues significant to the community: the role of women in a traditionally patriarchal culture, the effects of violence and abuse, the stories of Hmong military action in Laos during the Vietnam War. These writers don't pretend to provide a single story of the Hmong; instead, a multitude of voices emerge, some wrapped up in the past, others looking toward the future, where the notion of 'Hmong American' continues to evolve.