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Buy and Download Description In contemporary highland Laos, Hmong identity is a contested topic. Various observers attest to the presence of a marked consciousness of a Hmong self being different from all other ethnic groups. The idea is that the Hmong denial of foreign rule, their uncompromising desire for liberty, and a certain martial spirit drove and still drive them time and again into violent conflicts with the hegemonic powers in their respective regions of settlement. Such instances occurred between 1855 and 1872 in China, in 1911 in colonial French- Indochina, again between 1918 and 1921 in China and colonial French-Indochina, and in 1960 and 1967/68 in Northern Thailand (Tapp 1989: 18, 35-37, 78, 98, 140). In Laos, Hmong identity construction is still deeply affected by the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The majority of the Laotian Hmong fought for the American side, and only a minority fought for the Socialist Pathet Lao. This placed all of them in the limelight of suspicion by the later Socialist government. Although today most Hmong villagers tend to comply with the demands of the Laotian nation-state, guerrilla activities carried out in present-day Laos are still perceived to be mainly Hmong-backed. In a situation of great power differentials, all Hmong villagers experience a heightened pressure of integration into a transethnic national polity. What does this mean for the feasibility of discourses about Hmong identity in Laos? In contemporary highland Laos, Hmong identity is a contested topic. Various observers attest to the presence of a marked consciousness of a Hmong self being different from all other ethnic groups. The idea is that the Hmong denial of foreign rule,
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