Part of the Hmong village of Khun Wang where I did my PhD fieldwork with the UN development project compound and school.
Chiang Mai, Thailand, 1975
This section contains articles on topical issues that have been of major concern to the Hmong, or have affected them personally and as a group, whether they have to do with politics, cultural change, political survival, economy and livelihood, hopes and dreams, or identity problems.
For the Hmong in the diaspora, cultural needs in the face of alien social environments and identity crisis present the greatest challenge, not only to the first generation but also to the younger Hmong who are faced with the need to know who and what they are, where did their parents come from, and where are they themselves heading in the future, what do they need to know in order to have a better sense of identity and who or what they want to be.
Topical issues are discussed through the following articles: