Hmong America: Reconstructing Community in Diaspora, by Chia Youyee Vang, $25, University of Illinois Press, December 2010, ISBN-10: 9780252077593, ISBN-13: 978-0252077593, pp.
From the early 1960s on, the United States had relied on the Hmong to fight against the North Vietnamese Army, which intruded into Laos during the Vietnam War.
Although Thai soldiers were armed with batons and shields on Monday, Colonel Thana Charuwat, who co-ordinated the repatriation, told reporters that the weapons were not used and the Hmong offered no resistance.
The Hmong refugees have been seeking asylum in Thailand saying they face persecution from the Laotian government for fighting alongside US forces during the Vietnam War.
Xiong is part of the Hmong
community, a conservative Asian ethnic group from mountainous regions of southern China and parts of Southeast Asia.
Through a long history of war-torn trauma, malnutrition, and physical and mental health suffering, the Hmong survived and endured, though many had perished; they have had very few options but to seek resettlement in other countries such as Australia, France, Germany, South America, and the United States as early as the 1970's (Duffy et al., 2004; Lindsay, 2002; Chan, 1994).
The Hmong's traditional way of life is comprised of a hierarchical social structure system that is based on a patriarchal belief.
Though the Hmong have been creating fabric arts for thousands of years, Secret War era story cloths record Hmong displacement in unique ways.
Despite the story cloths' enigma and absence of written language, Hmong experience is recorded in them through vivid threads, designs, and figures, as well as through oral stories and memory.
Although many studies examine the way that these expanded capabilities impact the lives of users, these multimedia functions are not being used to produce this particular form of Hmong mass communication.
This study of Hmong teleconference radio programs is based on a qualitative analysis of the Hmong media landscape as a whole, considering the history of Hmong media development in the United States, the content and formatting of teleconference radio programs, and the perspectives of those who participate in creating and consuming Hmong media.
Explain the traditional beliefs of the Hmong culture and how they are related to the health care of Hmong patients.
Discuss the experiences of Hmong patients on hemodialysis.
Hmong students comprise the third largest LEP group in California's public schools, with Vietnamese students the second largest group and Hispanic pupils the largest.
School's Perceptions of Hmong Students' Academic Needs