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The Shaping of Traditions: Agriculture and Hmong Society

By Gary Yia Lee


This article argues that throughout Hmong history, Hmong agriculture and the associated economic system have been determining forces affecting and giving rise to many social customs and religiousbeliefs. The paper provides numerous historical and contemporary examples of how Hmong agriculture practices in Asia have shaped important aspects of Hmong culture and religious beliefs

Topics: Hmong Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Social sciences (General), H1-99, Social Sciences, H, DOAJ:Social Sciences, Social sciences and state - Asia (Asian studies only), H53
Publisher: Hmong Studies Journal
Year: 2006
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