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Hmong Means Free Life in Laos and America

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ISBN-10: 1566391636

ISBN-13: 9781566391634

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sucheng Chan

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This collection of evocative personal testimonies by three generations of Hmong refugees is the first to describe their lives in Laos as slash-and-burn farmers, as refugees after a Communist government came to power in 1975, and as immigrants in the United States. Reflecting on the homes left behind, their narratives chronicle the difficulties of forging a new identity.From Jou Yee Xiong's Life Story:"I stopped teaching my sons many of the Hmong ways because I felt my ancestors and I had suffered enough already. I thought that teaching my children the old ways would only place a burden on them."From Ka Pao Xiong's (Jou Yee Xiong's son) Life Story:"It has been very difficult for us to adapt…    
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 4/27/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Personal and Place Names
Introduction The Hmong Experience in Asia and the United States
The Xiong Family of Goleta
The Xiong Family of Lompoc
The Fang Family of San Diego
The Tcha Family of Fresno
The Moua Family of Sanger
Notes to the Introduction
Selected Bibliography
Notes on the Editor and Transcribers/Translators