Selected Recent Acquisitions

Bailey, Stephen Kermit. (1999).

Ritual theory for interpretation of Lao Sukhwan rituals. Th.M. dissertation, Fuller Theological Seminary.
Cataloging in Process
Study of the anthropological theories of Levi Strauss, Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, and Clifford Geertz as they relate to ritual and specifically, Lao Sukhwan rituals.

Butler-Diaz, Jacqueline. Ed. (1998).

New Laos, new challenges. Tempe, AZ: Program for Southeast Asian Studies, Arizona State University.
DS555.84 N49 1998 Southeast Asian Archive
Essays on politics, foreign relations, tradition and culture in Laos. Includes extensive bibliographies that include materials on Laotians in the U.S.

Canniff, Julie G. (1999).

Traveling the middle path: The cultural epistemology of success: A case study of three Cambodian families . Ed.D dissertation, Harvard University.
E184 K45 C363 1999a Southeast Asian Archive
Discusses the meaning of success for Cambodian Americans and finds that the linkage of Buddhist beliefs to cultural identity is an integral part of success.

Chazeùe, Laurent.

The peoples of Laos: Rural and ethnic diversities. Bangkok: White Lotus, 1999.
DS 555.44 C48 1999 Southeast Asian Archive
Surveys and maps 129 out of 132 known ethnic groups in Laos. Includes an ethnolinguistic map.

Doan, Thi Nam-Hau. (1999).

Traversing borders: A cross-cultural educational program. Ed.D. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.
LB2376.3 V5 D63 1999a Southeast Asian Archive
Examines the international education programs in Viet Nam of the School for International Training and the University of California Education Abroad Program.

Ima, Kenji.and Nidorf, Jean. (1998).

Characteristics of Southeast Asian Delinquents: Towards an understanding. In Struggling to be heard: The unmet needs of Asian Pacific American children. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File
Focuses in the impact of refugee background on Southeast Asian youth and the link between school troubles and delinquency.

Pfeifer, Mark Edward. (1999).

Community, adaptation and the Vietnamese in Toronto. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Toronto.
Cataloging in Process
Comprehensive overview of the adaptation of Vietnamese in Toronto, focusing on the internal dynamics of the community and its relationship with the institutions of the host society.

Pham, Kim-Dzung. (1999).

The origin and development of Buddhism in Vietnam between the 1st and the 18th century. M.A. thesis, California State University, Long Beach.
Cataloging in Process
Points out that Vietnamese Buddhism developed independently from Chinese influence, even though Vietnam was under Chinese domination during the first millennium.

Schein, Louisa. (1998).

Importing Miao Brethren to Hmong America: A not-so-stateless transnationalism. In Pheng Cheah, Bruce Robbins (Eds.) Cosmopolitics: Thinking and feeling beyond the nation. (pp. 163-191)
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File
Discusses transnationality among the Hmong in the U.S. and the Miao in China by examining the background and events of the 1995 International Symposium on Hmong People.