By Ya Po Cha
Providing a holistic standpoint of the Hmong lifestyle, this booklet touches on each point of the Hmong tradition, together with an summary in their background and traditions, relationships among Hmong mom and dad and their childrens, the rites and traditions of Hmong marriage ceremony and funeral ceremonies, the get together of the Hmong New 12 months, domestic regulations and different superstitious taboos, arts and politics. The booklet beneficial properties and explains many Hmong phrases, words and proverbs.
Read Online or Download An Introduction to Hmong Culture PDF
Similar ethnic studies books
What do humans suggest after they discuss race? Are they acknowledging a organic truth, a social fact, or a cultural identification? Is race actual, or is it in simple terms an phantasm? This publication brings analytical readability to at least one of the main vexed subject matters within the social sciences this present day, arguing that race is not any greater than a social building, unsupported in organic phrases and upheld for the easy cause that we proceed to think in its truth.
This booklet is set village governance in China through the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. Drawing on executive records from Huailu county, Hebei province, it explores neighborhood practices and professional platforms of social regulate, land taxation, and "self executive" on the village point. Its research of peasant behaviors bridges the space among the rational selection and ethical financial system types by way of making an allowance for either fabric and symbolic dimensions of energy and curiosity within the peasant group.
Korea 2013: Politics, economic climate and Society comprises concise evaluation articles overlaying family advancements and the financial system in either South and North Korea in addition to inter-Korean relatives and overseas relatives of the 2 Koreas in 2012. extra papers care for issues equivalent to the promoting of the South Korea-EU alternate contract, the globalisation debate in South Korean greater schooling, the ideational foundations of the South Korean Unification Church, environmental coverage in North Korea, the position of multilateralism in North Korea's international coverage, and US tv portrayal of North Korea.
- Salaryman Masculinity
- Lateinische Dialoge 1200-1400 (Mittellateinische Studien und Texte)
- Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture
- A Spiral Way: How the Phonograph Changed Ethnography
- Building on the Promise of Diversity: How We Can Move to the Next Level in Our Workplaces, Our Communities, and Our Society
Extra info for An Introduction to Hmong Culture
Young Hmong people these days say “thank you” all the time. Until recently, however, Hmong used to take the expression “thank you” by itself offensively. That is because there is a proper way to say thank you. The proper way to express one’s appreciation is to say the words “thank you” very subtly, follow with a phrase explaining the circumstances and a humble acceptance of the deed that warrants it. When a person visits relatives that live far away, and they have prepared a meal in his honor, he needs to thank them.
Members of the family depend on and support each other. Without a family, there is no life. That is why Hmong families seem so large. We tend to cluster in large numbers under the same roof, with three or four generations living together. The core of the family, however, centers around parents and child. The bond between the generations keeps the clan alive, but an elderly woman will tell you that the key to making a marriage work is the children. There is a Hmong proverb that says, “We raise crops to await hunger, we raise children to await old age” (ua qoob ua loo los npaj tshaib, tu tub tu kiv los npaj laus).
It is important for Hmong people to retain and maintain our culture and pass it on to our children. At the same time, we need to be aware of the societal norms of the dominant society so that we can avoid conﬂicts with the law. From experience and observations of teenagers over the years, I believe that it is difﬁcult for children to please their parents and still maintain self conﬁdence in a civilized society. It is also difﬁcult for Hmong parents to teach their children Hmong values and customs and still be supportive of their endeavors.