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Life of Shong Lue Yang: Hmong 'Mother of Writing' (Keeb Kwm Soob Lwj Yaj: Hmoob 'Niam Ntawv').

Vang, Chia Koua, Gnia Yee Yang, and William A. Smalley.

The life story of Shong Lue Yang and the Vietnam War as seen from the under side is told here by two of Shong Lue's followers now living in the United States. Shong Lue was messianic figure who emerged among the Hmong people of Vietnam and Laos in 1959. He was assassinated and his movement violently crushed in 1971. The text is in three languages--Pahawh Hmong (Shong Lue's system), White Hmong, and English--presented simultaneously so that they may be compared.

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CURA 90-1. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Southeast Asian Refugee Studies Project. Occasional Papers, Number Nine.
192 pp.
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