An Introduction to Hmong Culture
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About the Book
Presenting a holistic perspective of the Hmong way of life, this book touches on every aspect of the Hmong culture, including an overview of their history and traditions, relationships between Hmong parents and their children, the rites and traditions of Hmong wedding and funeral ceremonies, the celebration of the Hmong New Year, home restrictions and other superstitious taboos, arts and politics. The book features and explains many Hmong words, phrases and proverbs.
Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
About the Author(s)
Born in Laos, Ya Po Cha teaches Hmong language at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California.
Ya Po Cha
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 30 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
Table of Contents
1. Hmong History 7
2. Parents and Their Children 22
3. Customs and Values 32
4. Cultural Traditions 47
5. Traditional Weddings 71
6. Traditional Funeral Services 101
7. Belief System 131
8. The Arts 165
9. Politics and Leadership 179
10. Where Do We Go from Here? 188
Book Reviews & Awards
“this encyclopedic description of Hmong culture is refreshing. Highly recommended”—Choice.