Culture and Customs of the Hmong

Culture and Customs of the Hmong

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This book is the first to balance an account of the traditional life and history of the Hmong as a global people, with a full account of their modern, urban lives. * A chronology from the earliest history of the Hmong to the present day * Numerous photographs depicting Hmong culture and artifacts * Glossaries of English, Hmong, Latin, and Chinese termsAfter birth, the baby is washed in warm water, then wrapped in baby blankets and given to the mother to breast-feed. ... give it protection so that it can mature without the threats of evil spirits or discontented ancestors who might make the child sick and even die. ... ceremony is followed by a wrist-stringing ceremony ( khi tes) where threads of cotton are tied around the wrist of the child as a symbol to tie theanbsp;...

Title:Culture and Customs of the Hmong
Author:Gary Y. Lee, Nicholas Tapp
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2010


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