Hmong Traditions: The Hmong and Their Culture in America
Mueller, Richard Allen
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, College of Fine Arts and Communication
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As the Asian population in central Wisconsin began to increase so did concern about the seemingly never ending flow of new immigrants. The concern centered around the Hmong and their culture. This culture was new and strange to central Wisconsin and there was some resistance by non-Asians to this new culture. One reason for non-acceptance is the lack of knowledge about the new culture and the inability to effectively communicate with cross cultures. Through a series of vignettes scheduled to be broadcast on central Wisconsin television stations, this thesis project will provide information about the Hmong culture. Accurate information is one tool that will help correct misconceptions that non-Asians may have about the Hmong thus improving communication among these diverse cultural groups. Before a program could be produced to meet this need it was paramount that research be conducted to gather pertinent information about the Hmong and their culture. Understanding the Hmong experience requires basic knowledge about the Hmong and their culture.