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Culture and Customs of the Hmong
Culture and Customs of the Hmong takes a global approach to understanding the Hmong, a people who have lived in China for more than 4,000 years. It is the first book to combine an account of the traditional life and history of the Hmong with a full account of their modern, urban lifestyle, balancing traditional lifeways and practices with modern, evolving customs.--The boo ...more
ebook, 241 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Greenwood
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Jul 01, 2013 Zen Cho rated it liked it · review of another edition
Read for research/interest. Interesting overview of the history, culture and traditions of the Hmong. I liked that it covered communities in different places (not just US and Laos, but also China, Vietnam, Thailand and Australia) and talked about how cultural customs have changed over time, and about contemporary culture, e.g. Hmong websites and so on. I definitely think more academic books about non-Western cultures would benefit from having a member of the actual community co-writing the book.
I read this book for my Hmong Culture class in college. It has a lot of information about the Hmong and their culture and it is written in a way that isn't dry or boring. Lee and Tap did a great job describing the Hmong culture. By far one of the better "textbooks" I have had to read for class.