Hmong people Essays

  • The Hmong People

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    Introduction The Hmong people have a long history of searching for a homeland. They are among the oldest societies in Asia, yet very few know about them. As they have an oral culture, it is hard to determine certain aspects of their history, like their origin. However, comparing their religious viewpoints to others, they seemed to have originated from Chaldea, a region located near present-day Iraq. They then migrated to Asia, and the majority of the Hmong population resided in China near the Yellow

  • Hmong People Culture

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    from the Hmong culture. The Hmong people were people from the mountainous regions of China, Laos, and Thailand. Walt had several disparaging things which showed his prejudice and racism toward the Asian family. He developed antagonistic hostility toward them as individuals because they belonged to that group. Language is universal which is defined by ethnicity and race. There was a significant difference in the communication style and language used between Walt’s culture and Hmong people.

  • The Hmong People Summary And Analysis

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    helped Sue, she was determined to make him a friend whether he agreed or not. The Hmong people were opposites of Walt they were a collectivist culture. Feeling loyalties and obligations to an in-group: one’s extended family, community or even the organization one works for (Adler, 2017,45) The elders were respected and treated in high regard and the youth pushed to obtain skills for the family. The Hmong people spoke opposite of Walt, high context culture using nonverbal communication to speak

  • Essay On Hmong Gangs

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    Hmong gangs started forming in the United States in the late 1980s and early 1990s for protection from other neighborhood youth and school bullies where large members of Hmong refugees settled. Unlike many Latino and African American youth gang members who came from a broken family, Hmong gang members are mostly from a good home. They often come from intact homes with supportive and loving parents. However, the young Hmong generations found themselves caught between two completely different culture

  • How Does Hmong Culture Affect Social Identity

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    the Hmong culture affect Hmong people’s social identity in American society? Thesis: The Hmong culture affect social identity with its beliefs, values, and traditions due to the older generations continuing to practice the culture in order to pass it down to the next generation. The Hmong culture continues to express the ideals of its ancestors. However, the Hmong people holds traditions as the most valuable aspect of Hmong culture. It defines their identity and culture that holds the people together

  • What Is The Impact Of The Hmong Secret War On Laos

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    The Hmong Secret War was fought secretly in Laos. The war was fought between the Hmong people who wanted democracy, and communist Vietnamese with help from the Laos. The Hmong had a leader and an iconic figure in their society, his name is General Vang Pao, he was a general in the Royal Laos Army. The CIA approached General Vang Pao and asked for the aid of the Hmong people in the Vietnamese War to help fight communism and in return if the hmong were enthralled by the Laos, the United States would

  • Summary Of The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down By Anne Fadiman

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    Using Anne Fadiman’s book The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down I have created a cultural assessment of the Hmong people and their experiences with the American healthcare system. This small Southeast Asian minority known as the Hmong began moving to the United States towards the end of the Vietnam War. This brought a whole new set of challenges for the healthcare providers of the United States due to their cultural beliefs and native practices which made it difficult to perform certain forms

  • Hmong Involvement In The Vietnam War

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    movement called “Pathet Lao” from North Vietnam was trying to overthrow the Royal Lao Government. While this was happening the CIA recruited the Hmong led by general Vang Pao, (who were an ancient hill-tribe from the mountains of Laos) as a secret alliance, to help aid the Royal Lao Government. (Batson, 1991, “Birth of Pathet Lao” Para. 16) The United States and Hmongs involvement in this are now what is known as the Secret War, for it was kept a secret by the United States government. Eventually, the Royal

  • Summary Of Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down By Anne Fadiman

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    professional background is that of the Hmong lifestyle with its cultures against the entire American culture. In his background, there is miscommunication resulting from the refusal of the give medical dosages and other medicines due to the misunderstandings and mistrust. According to Barnsteiner , (p.71), there is also the inability of the US doctors to treat those people deeply rooted in the Hmong culture and they are also unable to learn that culture in the most helpful. Hmong is a refugee family in the US

  • Personal Narrative: The Moua Family

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    Moua journey began thirteen years ago, fighting to hold the tears back. People said, coming to America will change the life of Hmong families. Many different people, from many different countries, with different communication styles are all over the world that immigrated to America, one of those people are Hmong, they speak two dialects of a language. These dialects are known as Hmoob dawb (Hmong white) and Hmoob ntxhauj (Hmong green). Along twenty-three-hour fight lay ahead of them, as they realize

  • Summary Of The Split Horn

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    The documentary The Split Horn: The Life of a Hmong Shaman in America details the lives, rituals, and beliefs of the Hmong (Meo) shaman and the Hmong communities after relocating to the United States. While watching Split Horn, the contrasting ways in which the elders and the children adapt their religion and their lives to a new environment seem particularly relevant and especially memorable. Through the passage of time, Hmong elders and shamans struggle to maintain their significance in a vastly

  • Summary Of The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down By Anne Fadiman

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    explicitly illustrates the cultural divide between a Hmong family, the Lees, and the physicians treating their daughter, Lia Lee, at the Merced Community Medical Center. Lia first begins to experience seizures when she is about three months old. This is initially when the conflict arises between the physicians and the Lees. In contrast to Lia’s Western medicine diagnosis of epilepsy, her parents interpret epilepsy, or quag deb peg in the Hmong language, as both a serious and dangerous disease and

  • Hmong Parallelism

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    the Hmong that would make anyone feel frightened. Through these scenarios, we discover what the Hmong have had to endure in order to make a small amount of progress. Some of the individuals in the novel we encounter, including Dr. Robert Small, see the Hmong as “ignorant” and “almost a Stone Age people”. However, some individuals such as the social worker to Lia Lee, Jeanine Hilt, and the author of the novel understand why the Hmong reacted the way they did to the doctors. Many of the Hmong felt

  • Hmong Culture

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    many relied on welfare. Hmong welfare recipients felt they deserved these incentives because they had been displaced by an American satellite war. They believed

  • Give Specific Examples Of Hmong Values

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    3. Give specific examples of how health care professionals did not value or respond effectively to any of the Hmong values/beliefs you have listed in the questions above. What was the outcome of that cultural insensitivity. The Hmong traditions, beliefs and ways of life were often compromised at the hands of American society. Cultural insensitivity is prevalent throughout the Hmong’s journey with the American health care system. Between 8 months and 4.5 years Lia was in the hospital seventeen

  • Hmong Story Cloth

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    A Hmong story cloth or Paj Ntaub, is a textile art that is embroidered and practiced by Hmong men and women to record and retell the stories of my Hmong community. And when I was little, I found one of my grandmother’s unfinished story cloths. It was raggedy, stained in one corner, and smelled of mold and mildew. The pink and green threads that were once so bright had become tangled and faded as it simply trailed of the embroidered art. On this story cloth, it told the story of desperate Hmong refugees

  • Hmong Language Barriers

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    research paper examines the factors first generation Hmong American college students encounter while pursuing completion of higher education. Existing studies shows that many Hmong American college students encounter struggles with families’ language barriers (Lee 4), differences in cultural expectations (Vang 2), and finical issue. The struggles they face shows on the Hmong American college students academics (Vang 2). Introduction Vocabulary Hmong: Hmong are a group from the mountains of China, Laos

  • Racism And Redemption In The Gran Torino

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    retired automobile worker and Korean war veteran who is a bigot towards his neighbors. This character carries a negatively biased perspective regarding his Asian, and African-American neighbors in the majority of the film. Kowalski meets Thao vang Lor a Hmong teenager who lives next door when he attempts to steal Kowalski’s most precious possession, The Gran Torino. From their encounter, a strong bond between Kowalski and Thao develops through the film that works as a catalyst to make Kowalski redeem himself

  • General Vang Pou Analysis

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    proper English intertwine with slang, one is already bilingual. As for myself, you can say I, myself is trilingual—from Hmong, English, to the slang. However, my roots convey a different story. Have you heard of my story? Have you heard about the Secret War in Laos? Have you heard of General Vang Pao? Known as a time of grievance, a time of suffering for my people, the Hmong community. Our history conveys the struggles we have faced in times of history that was

  • The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down By Anne Fadiman

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    Lees, Hmong refugees who live in California. Their daughter Lia has a seizure which they diagnosed as qaug dab peg, “the spirit catches you and you fall down”. These seizure cause her to become vegetated for the rest of her life. Her parents believed that her seizures happened because her soul had fled her body. Because of the cultural traditions, aside from her treatment at Merced Community Medical Center, they utilized traditional healing methods. This was because her parents and the Hmong culture