Culture And Customs Of: Hmong, 1st Edition

  • Gary Yia Lee
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  • ISBN-10: 0313345279
  • ISBN-13: 9780313345272
  • DDC: 305.895
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 241 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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With many choosing to flee Laos following the Communist takeover in 1975, the Hmong are now a global community with populations in nations as diverse as Argentina, France, Australia, Canada, and the United States, as well as China, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. As they have adapted to new nations and cultures, the Hmong have forged new hybrid forms of identity expressed in music, costume, cooking, and other customs.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Culture and Customs of Asia.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Note on Transliteration and Hmong Names.
1: Introduction—Diaspora, History, Identity.
2: Thoughts and Religion.
3: Oral and Written Literature.
4: Theater, Dance, Music, and Film.
5: Art.
6: Space and Housing.
7: Traditional Dress and Cuisine.
8: Gender, Courtship, and Marriage.
9: Festivals and Leisure Activities.
10: Social Organization, Customs, and Lifestyles.
Further Readings.
About the Authors.