PRESS RELEASE                                                        
For Immediate Release
December 17, 2008


CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center has published the online edition of
volume 9 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 11 online issues in 9 volumes with a total of 72 scholarly
articles since 1996.

Mark E. Pfeifer, PhD editor of the Hmong Studies Journal stated: “Volume 9 of the journal continues in the
tradition of earlier volumes and 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. It is especially noteworthy that important work is
presented in this issue related to important debates in Hmong Studies pertaining to Hmong cultural
identity in China and Southeast Asia as well as the Diaspora.  It is also hoped that provocative articles
related to Hmong religious adaptation will stimulate discussion and additional needed work in this field.”  

Articles in Volume 9 discuss a wide range of topics including the following:

•    Hmong identity, culture and current social and economic status in China/SE  Asia  
•    Hmong traditional religion and Christian conversion    
•    A classic translation of the Hmong Funeral Song “Qha Ke (Guiding the Way)”
•    Escape Narratives of Hmong Elders and their Families    
•   The Relationships between Hmong American Parents and their Children     


Volume 9 and previous volumes of the Hmong Studies Journal may be viewed online at:

All of the Hmong Studies Journal articles published since 1996 listed by scholar name may be viewed

All of the Hmong Studies Journal articles published since 1996 listed by topic may be viewed here:

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.

Hmong Cultural Center ( in Saint Paul is a partner of the Hmong Studies Journal in
producing and disseminating the journal’s print editions.

Hmong Studies Journal
Volume 9 Editorial Board:
o        Sally Baas, Concordia University-St. Paul
o        Anne Frank, University of California, Irvine
o        Dr. Bruce Pamperin, University of Wisconsin-Stout
o        Dr. Mark Pfeifer, Texas A and M University, Corpus Christi  
o        Dr. Nicholas Tapp, Australian National University
o        Her Vang, University of Minnesota
o        Yang S. Xiong, University of California, Los Angeles

Mark E. Pfeifer, PhD
Editor, Hmong Studies Journal and Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center
Bell Library, Texas A and M University
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