ERIC Number: ED240176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Indochinese Refugees: An Introduction to Their Cultures.
Dinh, Thinh Van
After a brief description of the origins and languages of the three major groups of Indochinese refugees in the United States--Vietnamese, Cambodians, and Laotians--and short references to subgroups, 20 observations on the general cultural traits of the Indochinese are given. These observations touch on the following: the importance of harmonious relationships, proper form, and family life; the concept of 'face'; communication techniques; ideas about age and class; responsiveness to authority; lack of trust; the tendency to live on a day-to-day basis; dating patterns; hospitality and gifts; eating habits; names; and the importance of Buddhism and Confucianism. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Dept. of Social Services, Salt Lake City.