The latter point supports the technical skills claimed by entrepreneurs such as Keomani and her relatives as heirs of Laotian
In this article I demonstrate the ways in which young Laotian
women challenge these culturalist constructions of Asian immigrants and APAs as foreigners and/or as the model minority through their struggle for equal social rights and claiming a sense of belonging in the American nation.
Last year, a group of Lao women protested against Thai TV soap "Love Songs Across the Mekong," a love story between a Thai man and Laotian
rock rat's family, they claimed, belongs within the Hystrieognathi group, which includes guinea pigs, chinchillas, and porcupines.
Word was getting out about the pristine beauty and peace of Luang Prabang, a tiny ancient city on a peninsula in the Mekong and the center of Laotian
Laos and Cuba, two of the world's few remaining communist states, have agreed to boost bilateral ties during recent talks in the Laotian
capital of Vientiane.
After a reasonably comfortable stint in Laotian
POW camps, the three flyers establish themselves in a remote mountain village and deal in the exportation of heroin and rubies.
Today Asian Lutheran ministries in the ELCA include not only Chinese but also Korean, Asian Indian, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Filipino, Hmong, Thai, and Laotian
They are people from all walks of life--a dairy-farmer, a former war-time air crew staff, a police Commissioner, Labor MPs (such as Kim Beazley, Snr), a prime ministerial adviser on foreign affairs (Allan Griffith), a trade union leader for the wharfies (Jim Beggs), a Laotian
refugee, an Aboriginal community worker (Reg Blow)--not to mention their wives of similarly strong personality and dedication.
The restaurant also features Laotian
The unit has 38 residents, the majority of them Hmong, with the rest Laotian
, Cambodian and Vietnamese.
From a total production in the early 1990s of about 5,000 tons (83,000 bags), Laotian
coffee output has soared to 18,000 tons (300,000 bags) this past 2001/02 crop cycle, with most of the experts going to France.