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Debt and Hmong Refugee History: Aline Lo, Chong Moua, Ma Vang, and Miriam Beevi Lam, Oct. 2013

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Sat. Session 3A: Refugee Archive: Debt and Hmong History

  • Anthology as a Refugee Archive: Re-Chronicling Hmong Histories in How Do I Begin?
    Ma Vang, University of California-Riverside
  • Forever Indebted: The Obligation to Retell Refugee Flight in Yang’s The ‘Latehomecomer’
    Aline Lo, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Hmong Refugee Cosmopolitanism: (Re)Imagining Southeast Asia Through a Stateless Perspective
    Chong Moua, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Moderated by Mariam Beevi Lam, Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, University of California-Riverside.

Part of the second Hmong Across Borders conference on October 4-5, 2013 at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Hosted by The Consortium for Hmong Studies between the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The conference was possible thanks to the support of the Luce Foundation, the University of Minnesota’s Imagine Fund for Special Events, Asian American Studies Program, Immigration History Research Center and Archives (IHRC), the Institute for Advanced Study, the Hmong Studies Consortium, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

hmong fence batik 2Preceded by a keynote address by Gayle Morrison, “Oral History: Opening the Kitchen Door”.

Concurrent to Sat. Session 3B, “Architectural Space, Design, and Hmong Identity”.

Followed by Sat. Session 4A, “Navigating the Tenuous Space Between Past and Future: Hmong Perspectives on Discontinuity from Northern Thailand”, and Sat. Session 4B, “First Contact: Hmong Confront the West”.

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