PRESS RELEASE                                                        
For Immediate Release
December 21, 2007

VOLUME 8 OF HMONG STUDIES JOURNAL IS PUBLISHED AT
www.hmongstudies.org

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center has
published the online edition of volume 8 of the Hmong Studies Journal. An internet-
based journal, The Hmong Studies Journal is the only peer-reviewed academic
publication devoted to the scholarly discussion of Hmong history, Hmong culture,
Hmong people, and other facets of the Hmong experience in the U.S., Asia and
around the world. The Hmong Studies Journal has now published 10 online issues in
8 volumes with a total of more than 60 scholarly articles since 1996.

Mark E. Pfeifer, PhD editor of the Hmong Studies Journal stated: “Volume 8 of the
journal like earlier volumes includes a balanced set of articles from multiple
disciplines and provides important additions to both Hmong-American research and
the larger body of academic work being done related to Hmong in Asia and across
the diaspora.”   

Articles in Volume 8 discuss a wide range of topics including the following:

•        Hmong-American knowledge and beliefs related to diabetes

•        The transition of Hmong refugee children from Wat Tham Krabok to the Saint
Paul, MN School System

•       Hmong-American engagement in the political process and candidate
emergence for electoral office in the Upper Midwestern U.S.

•       Methods of financial management in Hmong-American Families

•       Adaptation of the Hmong-American New Year over the past 3 decades

•       The current state of scholarship related to ancient Hmong origins and History


HMONG STUDIES JOURNAL VOLUME 8 ARTICLES

Political Behavior and Candidate Emergence in the Hmong-American Community by
Steven Doherty, Hmong Studies Journal, Vol 8, 2007
Online link to view:
http://hmongstudies.org/DohertyHSJ8.pdf

Diaspora and the Predicament of Origins: Interrogating Hmong Postcolonial History
and Identity by Gary Yia Lee, Hmong Studies Journal, Vol 8, 2007
Online link to view:
http://hmongstudies.org/GYLeeHSJ8.pdf

The self-rated social well-being of Hmong college students in Northern California by
Serge C. Lee, Hmong Studies Journal, Vol 8, 2007
Online link to view:
http://hmongstudies.org/SLeeHSJ8.pdf

Constructing a Social Problem: Suicide, Acculturation and the Hmong by Machiline
Xiong and Paul Jesilow, Hmong Studies Journal, Vol 8, 2007
Online link to view:
http://hmongstudies.org/XiongandJesilowHSJ8.pdf

The Transition of Wat Tham Krabok Hmong Children to Saint Paul Public Schools:
Perspectives of Teachers, Principals, and Hmong Parents by Bic Ngo, Martha
Bigelow and Kyla Wahlstrom Hmong Studies Journal, Vol 8, 2007
Online link to view:
http://hmongstudies.org/NgoBigelowWahlstromHSJ8.pdf

Diabetes Knowledge, Beliefs, and Treatments in the Hmong Population: An
Exploratory Study by Miguel A. Perez and Koua Cha, Hmong Studies Journal
Vol 8, 2007
Online link to view:
http://hmongstudies.org/PerezandChaHSJ8.pdf

Preliminary Study on Thalassemia Screening and Genetic Counseling in Selective
Hmong People in Saraburi Province, Thailand by Pa Vang,  Onuma Zongrum,  
Ratana Sindhuphak and Nikorn Dusitsin, Hmong Studies Journal Vol 8, 2007
Online link to view:
http://hmongstudies.org/VangZongrumSindhuphakDusitsinHSJ8.
pdf

An Assessment of the Hmong American New Year and Its Implications for Hmong-
American Culture by Kou Yang, Hmong Studies Journal Vol 8, 2007
Online link to view:
http://hmongstudies.org/KYangHSJ8.pdf

Financial Management in Hmong Immigrant Families: Change and Adaptation by Pa
Nhia D. Yang and Catherine A. Solheim, Hmong Studies Journal Vol 8 2007
Online link to view:
http://hmongstudies.org/PYangandSolheimHSJ08.pdf

Volume 8 and previous volumes of the Hmong Studies Journal may be viewed online
at:
http://www.hmongstudies.org/HmongStudiesJournal

The scholarly contents of the Hmong Studies Journal are also distributed to hundreds
of academic libraries around the world through content sharing agreements with
EBSCO and ProQuest's Ethnic NewsWatch.

Mark E. Pfeifer, PhD
Editor, Hmong Studies Journal and Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center
Bell Library, Texas A and M University, Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5702
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5702
361-825-3392 (Office)
editor@hmongstudies.org
www.hmongstudies.org