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.
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A literary collection expressing the conflicts and challenges new Hmong citizens face in the U.S.: balancing cultural identity with assimilation needs, negotiating gererational conflicts made worse by shifting cultures, developing new identities in multiracial America.
Despite the fact that there are many Hmong living in the West (especially in the U.S., France, and Australia), their voices are generally not heard. This is particularly true for Hmong women. Health and welfare professionals complain that there is a lack of knowledge about Hmong women's lives, history, health needs, and reproductive customs. This book is an important resource for those who treat Hmong women.
The Quest for Legitimation in French Indochina, 1850–1960
Author: Mai Na M. Lee
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Authoritative and original, Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom is among the first works of its kind, exploring the influence that French colonialism and Hmong leadership had on the Hmong people's political and social aspirations.
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.