Tag Archives: Southeast Asians

Call for papers: The Voice of Southeast Asian Diaspora (Boston, February 26-March 1, 2009)

NeMLA 2009 Convention: The Voice of Southeast Asian Diaspora (2/26-3/1,  2009, Boston, MA)

This panel invites papers discussing the literature written by and about  Southeast Asian diaspora, including Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians,  Hmongs, Thais, and Burmese. We will be discussing how these diasporic  groups inscribe their North American experiences and sociopolitical  issues. Any disciplines and approaches are welcome: literary studies,  cultural studies, anthropology, history, sociology, psychology, and the  like.

Please send an abstract of 500 words and a brief bio in doc. or pdf.  format to Brian Guan-rong Chen at grc0930@yahoo.com.

Deadline: September 10, 2008

Please include with your abstract: Name and Affiliation, Email address,  Postal address, Telephone number, A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling  fee)

The complete Call for Papers for the 2009 Convention will be posted in  June: http://www.nemla.org. Interested participants may submit abstracts to more  than one NeMLA panel; however panelists can only present one paper.  Convention participants may present a paper at a panel or seminar and also  present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

Brian Guan-rong Chen
University of Texas at Arlington
English Department
503 W. Third St., Carlisle Hall #203
Arlington, TX 76019
TEL: 817-272-0966
Email: grc0930@yahoo.com

Resource: New Hmong Studies Annotated Bibliography

Hmong-Related Works, 1996-2006: An Annotated Bibliography newly published by Scarecrow Press

The Hmong are a mountain-dwelling ethnic group residing in southwest China. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Hmong began migrating southeast to Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Then in the second half of the 20th century, due mainly to their participation in the Second Indochina War (1954-1975), the Hmong began migrating to the West. Today, the Hmong are one of the fastest growing ethnic origin populations in the United States, growing from about 94,000 in the 1990 census to about 210,000 in the U.S. census bureau’s 2006 American Community Survey.

With this rapid expansion in the population, a substantially increased interest in Hmong-related written works, multimedia materials, and websites among students, scholars, service professionals, and the general public has arisen. To help meet that interest, author Mark E. Pfeifer has compiled Hmong-Related Works 1996-2006: An Annotated Bibliography, which includes full reference information (including internet links to articles where available) and descriptive summaries for 610 Hmong-related works. The work is organized into the following subject areas: Hmong in Asia, Hmong culture, The Hmong Language, Traditional Hmong Religion and Christianity, Hmong Music and Storytelling, Hmong Embroidery and Clothing, Hmong American Cultural Arts, The War in Laos and Refugee Resettlement Issues, Hmong Families, Parenting, and Gender Roles, Settlement Patterns, Housing and Socioeconomic Incorporation, Hmong Cultural Adaptation, Race Relations, The Law, and Political Incorporation, Literacy and Educational Adaptation, Physical and Mental Health, Personal Narratives of Hmong Americans, Juvenile Literature and Curriculum Materials for Teachers, Videos and DVDs, Internet Resources.


Mark Pfeifer is an Academic Librarian at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. From 2000-2006, he worked at the Hmong Cultural Center in St. Paul, where he developed the Hmong Resource Center Library, an extensive collection of Hmong-related academic works. Pfeifer is also editor of the Hmong Studies Journal and the Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center (www.hmongstudies.org)

Further information on this volume may be obtained at:
the Scarecrow Press website at: http://www.scarecrowpress.com/

Mark E. Pfeifer, PhD
Hmong Cultural Center
Editor, Hmong Studies Journal and Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center
E-mail: editor@hmongstudies.org
Hmong Studies Journal Website: www.hmongstudies.org/Multicultural Education
Website: www.learnabouthmong.com
Hmong Resources Portal Website: www.hmongnet.org/