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The Resource New Way

New Way

Label
New Way
Title
New Way
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Traces the unique route through which Hmong in Vietnam discovered Christianity and appropriated it for themselves. Although a significant proportion of Vietnam's population has been Catholic since the days of French colonialism, the Hmong continued animistic spiritual practices shared across Hmong populations throughout Southeast Asia in the remote highland areas where most of them lived. After the Vietnam War, the Far East Broadcasting Company started an evangelical program in Hmong language targeting war refugees in Laos. In the mid-1980s this radio signal was accidentally received by listeners in Vietnam's Northern Highland, who related the content to their traditional expectation of salvation by a Hmong messiah-king who would lead them out of subjugation. Actual missionaries, mostly Laotian Hmong refugees in the US, eventually arrived to help them routinize their new Protestant faith. Today, this New Way (Kev Cai Tshiab) is the claimed religion of roughly one third of a million Hmong in Vietnam. This ethngraphic study describes what happened when some Hmong decided to become Protestants while many of their kin kept their traditional religion, how the communist state views their religious activities, and the global dimensions of Hmong Protestant life. Hmong conversion serves as a lens for viewing the complex politics of religion and ethnic relations in contemporary Vietnam and illuminates larger issues such as the dynamic interplay between local and global forces, socialist and post-socialist state-building, Cold War and post-Cold War antagonisms, Hmong transnationalism, and US-led evangelical expansionism"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ngo, Tam T. T.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Protestantism
  • Hmong (Asian people)
  • Vietnam
  • Ethnology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ethnology
  • Hmong (Asian people)
  • Protestantism
  • Vietnam
  • HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia
Label
New Way
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Hmong in Vietnam -- The short-waved faith -- Remittance of faith and modernity -- Millenarianism and conversion -- Not by rice alone -- State, church, and community -- Transformation of morality and subjectivity
Control code
ocn951076121
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295806655
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 926941
  • 22573/ctvct6zmv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951076121
Label
New Way
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Hmong in Vietnam -- The short-waved faith -- Remittance of faith and modernity -- Millenarianism and conversion -- Not by rice alone -- State, church, and community -- Transformation of morality and subjectivity
Control code
ocn951076121
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295806655
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 926941
  • 22573/ctvct6zmv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951076121

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