The Hmong of the Southeast Asia Massif: Their Recent History of Migration

  • Jean Michaud
  • Christian Culas

Abstract

Over the centuries, the Hmong people have attracted the interest of Asian and Western observers — in particular that of the Han Chinese, the English missionaries in southwest China, and the French colonials in Indochina. It was, however, only after World War II that international interest in the Hmong of Southeast Asia began to intensify, particularly during the Indochina Wars of 1946–54 and 1963–75. American intelligence services produced or commissioned ethnographic studies on highland populations in Laos, Thailand, and both parts of Vietnam, and the Hmong were the subject of several of these studies.1

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Migration Maize Europe Income Marketing 

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