HMONG STUDIES NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2006

ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE HMONG STUDIES INTERNET RESOURCE
CENTER (www.hmongstudies.org)

ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION: The Hmong Studies Resource Newsletter has since 2001 provided a very unique
and consistent source of up-to-date information about new works in Hmong Studies and
Hmong-related research resources. To access back issues of this online publication dating back to
2001 visit:
http://www.hmongstudies.org/HmongStudiesNewslettersindex.html

Hmong Studies Newsletter Editor: Mark E. Pfeifer, PhD, Texas A and M University

ABOUT THE HMONG STUDIES INTERNET RESOURCE CENTER:

The Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center (www.hmongstudies.org) is the online home of the Hmong
Studies Journal academic journal. The unique scholarly site also contains extensive bibliographies in Hmong
Studies as well as census data and an online research paper library.

Many of the Hmong Studies articles, books and dissertations listed in this newsletter and on the website may be
found at the Hmong Resource Center Library at the Hmong Cultural Center in Saint Paul, perhaps the largest
depository of Hmong Studies academic articles and dissertations in the United States. The Hmong Resource
Center Library of the Hmong Cultural Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 – 5. Other
times are available by appointment. The Hmong Resource Center is located in the Hmong Cultural Center’s
offices at 995 University Avenue, Suite 214 in Saint Paul. Phone: 651-917-9937. Librarians: Ray Murray and
Xiongpao Lee. E-Mail:
moswei11@comcast.net

Link to Hmong Resource Center Library Online Catalog:

Walk-ins are welcome and there are many displays to look at that teach about the Hmong people, their history,
their culture and their experience in the U.S. over the past 25 years. Larger group tours and educational
sessions may be arranged in advance.

NEW WORKS IN HMONG STUDIES:

Books/Theses/Reports

Bender, Mark (Translator); Dan, Jin and Ma Xueliang (Compilers). (2006). Butterfly Mother: Miao
(Hmong) Creation Epics from Guizhou China. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing.
This work provides a
collection of songs from the oral tradition of the Hmong and other Miao groups residing in Guizhou Province,
China. In an introductory section, the social and historical context of Miao society in this region of China is
described.

Collison, Stephanie Cherta. (2006). Hmong Parents’ Beliefs and Expectations of School Readiness.
MS Thesis, California State University, Fresno.
A master’s study that looks at similarities and differences
between the views of preschool school readiness among Hmong parents with preschool children and preschool
teachers as well as non-Hmong parents with preschool children.

Ly, Maydeu. (2006). How Hmong Adolescents Experience Parental Involvement, PhD Dissertation,
Capella University.
A doctoral study that examines interrelationships between parental involvement and
parental support of academic achievement and the academic achievement of Hmong youth. The research was
conducted in a Saint Paul, MN high school.

Xiong, Dang Daniel. (2005). The Relationship between Parental and Adolescent Acculturation and
Hmong Adolescent Psychological Well-Being, PhD Dissertation, Alliant International University, San
Diego.
A doctoral study looking at relationships between the acculturation of parents, adolescent perceptions
of the acculturation of their parents and the psychological well-being of Hmong youth.

Yang, Julie. (2006). The Relationship Between Contextual Factors of Psychological Distress with
Emotional Eating and Body Weight in Hmong and Hmong American College Populations, PhD
Dissertation, Alliant International University, Fresno.
A doctoral study that investigates relationships
between psychological distress associated with emotional eating and body weight among a sample of Hmong-
American college students in California.   

Academic Journal Articles/Other

Bogoslaw, Laurence H., Lawbeerjour, Lilian PaDer., Xiong, Ying Lee., and Kazoua Yang. (2006).
Hmong legal glossary/Phau Ntawv Hmoob Txhais Cov Lus Hauv Tsev Hais Plaub. Madison, WI:
Wisconsin Court Interpreter.
A glossary of legal terms provided in both Hmong and English. This publication
is available online at:
http://www.wicourts.gov/services/interpreter/docs/hmongglossary.pdf

Burt, Susan Meridith and Hua Yang. (2005). “Growing Up Shifting: Immigrant Children, Their
Families, and the Schools.” In Denham, Kristin and Anne Lobeck (Eds). Language in the Schools:
Integrating Linguistic Knowledge into K-12 Teaching. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Publishers, pp. 29-39.  
This book chapter provides a case study involving Hmong students to demonstrate
the importance of teachers developing a knowledge of pragmatics (i.e. how shifts in context may impact the
meaning of language) as they attempt to better communicate with and work effectively with different
generations of immigrant students.

Gerdner, Linda A., Xiong Xa Xavier, and Deu Yang (2006). “Working with Hmong American Families.”
In G. Yeo and D. Gallagher-Thompson (Eds). Ethnicity and the Dementias, 2nd Edition. Bristo:, PA:
Taylor and Francis CRC Press, pp. 209-230.
A book chapter that provides cultural information for health
care providers working with Hmong clients experiencing dementia.

Hadjiyanni, Tasoulla (2006). “Integrating Social Science Research into Studio Teaching: Housing
New Immigrants.” Open House International 31(3): 60-66.
This study describes projects conducted among
students in the Department of Architecture at the University of Minnesota in which students interviewed recently
arrived Somali and Hmong refugees to design culturally sensitive housing.

Straka, Robert J., Burkhardt, R., Todd., Lang Nicholas P., Vang, Ter., Hadsall, Kelly Z., and Tsai,
Michael Y. (2006). “Verified Predominance of Slow Acetylator Phenotype N-acetyltransferase 2
(NAT2) in a Hmong Population Residing in Minnesota.” Biopharmaceutics and Drug Disposition 27:
299-304.
This study provides evidence verifying the predominance of the slow acetylation (SA) phenotype
among Hmong residing in Minnesota. The SA phenotype is associated with an increased risk of certain cancers.

Xiong, Zha Blong, Rettig, Kathryn D., & Tuicomepee, Arunya. (2006). “Perceived parent-adolescent
conflicts and adolescent adjustments in Hmong immigrant families in the United States.” In D. M.
Devore (Ed.). Parent-child relations: New research. NOVA Science Publishers.
This book chapter
describes a study that investigated the prevalence, intensity and content of arguments between Hmong second-
generation youth and their immigrant parents with the purpose of assessing relationships between these  
conflicts, youth acculturation and youth adjustment.  

VOLUME 7 OF HMONG STUDIES JOURNAL IS PUBLISHED AT
www.hmongstudies.org

HMONG STUDIES JOURNAL VOLUME 7 ARTICLES

1. “Die Another Day”: A qualitative analysis of Hmong experiences with kidney stones. by Kathleen
A. Culhane-Pera, MD, MA and Mayseng Lee, MD, MPH.

2. Food Preparation, Practices, and Safety In The Hmong Community by Miguel A. Pérez, PhD, CHES;
Long Julah Moua, MPH, REHS and Helda Pinzon-Perez, PhD, RN, CHES.

3. Knowledge of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Among Hmong Populations In Central California by
Teng Vang, MPH and Helda Pinzon-Perez, PhD, RN, CHES.

4. Learning from the experiences of Hmong mental health providers by Linda Gensheimer, PhD.

5. Coming Home? The Integration of Hmong Refugees from Wat Tham Krabok, Thailand, into
American Society by Grit Grigoleit, MA.

6. Developing Culturally Sensitive Parent Education Programs for Immigrant Families: The Helping
Youth Succeed Curriculum by Zha Blong Xiong, PhD; Daniel F. Detzner, PhD; Zoe Hendrickson
Keuster, BA; Patricia A. Eliason, MA and Rose Allen, MEd.

7. From a Refugee Camp to the Minnesota State Senate: A Case Study of a Hmong  American
Woman’s Challenge by Taeko Yoshikawa.

8. The Texas Two-Step, Hmong Style: A Delicate Dance Between Culture and Ethnicity by Faith Nibbs.

9. Dreaming Across the Oceans: Globalization and Cultural Reinvention in the Hmong
Diaspora by Gary Y. Lee, Ph.D.

10. The Meeting with Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy A Case Study of Syncretism in the Hmong
System of Beliefs by Kao-Ly Yang, Ph.D.

11. ‘Why Would We Want Those Students Here?’: Bridges and Barriers to Building Campus
Community Partnerships by Vincent K. Her, PhD and Mary Louise Buley-Meissner, PhD.

Volume 7 and previous volumes of the Hmong Studies Journal may be viewed online at:
http://www.hmongstudies.org/HmongStudiesJournal

A listing of Hmong Studies Journal articles organized by topic is at the following link:
http://www.hmongstudies.org/HSJArticlesbyTopic.html

A listing of Hmong Studies Journal articles organized by author is at the following link:
http://www.hmongstudies.com/HSJArticlesScholaName.html

Hmong Studies Journal Volume 7 will also be available in a special print edition in 2007

The Hmong Studies Journal also has all of its content distributed in digital format to hundreds of academic
libraries around the world through an agreement with ProQuest's Ethnic NewsWatch. Other peer-reviewed
scholarly journals related to Ethnic Studies distributed by Ethnic NewsWatch include: Research in African
Literatures, American Indian Quarterly, Pacific Historical Review, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education,
Jewish Social Studies, Isreal Studies, History and Memory, Ethnic Studies Review, Diverse Issues in Higher
Education, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Race, Gender, and Class, and The Social
Studies.

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU RELEASES DETAILED HMONG CENSUS DATA FROM
2005 AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY:

In recent weeks, the U.S. Census has released state Hmong population counts and a detailed community
profile (including socioeconomic, education, and demographic variables) for the Hmong population across the
U.S. from the 2005 American Community Survey. This is the most detailed Hmong-American data that has been
available since the release of the 2000 census.

More info about these datasets and links to 2005 ACS Hmong data have been posted at the following link:
http://www.hmongstudies.org/2005AmericanCommunitySurveyHmong

Information about Southeast Asian American data (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao) is posted here:
http://www.hmongstudies.org/2005AmericanCommunitySurveySoutheastAsianAmericans


COMPREHENSIVE HMONG STUDIES RESEARCH BIBLIOGRAPHIES ARE
ONLINE:

Doing research on a Hmong Studies research topic? More than 30 Comprehensive and frequently updated
online subject bibliographies of Hmong Studies works are available at the following link:
http://www.hmongstudies.org/HmongBibliographies


WWW HMONG HOMEPAGE:

The Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center is partnering with Craig Rice to provide up-to-date content
related to community educational events, Hmong resources and Hmong Studies for the WWW Hmong
Homepage. Craig Rice co-founded the WWW Hmong Homepage in early 1994. The website was one of the first
to provide substantive educational resources related to Hmong-Americans and Hmong around the world. The
WWW Hmong Homepage is still one of the most heavily visited and linked educational websites related to the
Hmong. A recent update includes a link to a new Hmong Cookbook website. To view the WWW Hmong
Homepage and learn about upcoming educational events visit:
www.hmongnet.org


HMONG STUDIES MESSAGE BOARD:

A moderated message board intended as a forum for information about existing and new
research resources in Hmong Studies is available at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hmongstudies/