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Scholarly E-Journals and Resources
- Hmong Studies Journal.
The Hmong Studies Journal is a unique and established peer-reviewed Internet-based academic publication devoted to the scholarly discussion of Hmong history, Hmong culture, Hmong people, and other facets of the Hmong experience in the U.S., Asia and around the world. The Hmong Studies Journal has published 7 online volumes since 1996. The Hmong Studies Journal is the only peer-reviewed scholarly journal in the world devoted to academic studies related to the Hmong Diaspora and Hmong culture and history. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find several articles related to Hmong studies available in PDF format.
- Impact: Luang Prabang.
Book available on-line. The first in a series of studies examining the impact of tourism on culture and the environment in selected sites in the Asia-Pacific region, this IMPACT publication: Tourism and Heritage Site Management in the World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, is written for everyone interested in ensuring that natural, built and cultural heritage are not compromised in pursuit of the benefits of tourism.
- Journal of Lao Studies
Inaugral issue to be published in 2009 .
- Lao Study Review
Scholarly articles, volumes 1, 2, 3 available for download on-line. From Lao Studies Society.
- United Nation Development Programme (Research and Publications).
Several articles available on different topics available in PDF.
Several articles by well known researchers, both in French and English. Search by topic under the heading â€˜documentation.'
- Archive-Lao News
Archive of Lao news and publications about Laos and the people from Laos.
- Lao News Agency: KPL
Official government news agency of Laos. Available in Lao, English, and French.
- Laos News.net
Offers current news about events in Laos.
- News Resources
Lists links to news sources pertaining to Laos.
- Vientiane Times.com
A Lao student in America posts news and information pertaining to Laos.
This site provides basic information on the geography, people, economy, languages, education, and religions of Laos. Map.
- CIA World Factbook, Laos
Provides quick overview and statistics on the country of Laos
- The Columbia Encyclopedia: Laos
Offers facts about the country of Laos
- Ethnologue: Languages of Laos
Overview of basic linguistic facts about 82 languages spoken in Laos.
- Lao Family Community of Minnesota
Provides information about the Hmong community and links to Hmong cultural practices
- Population Reference Bureau's Data Finder: Laos
Some statistical data on population trends, health, education, employment, and environment. Click "Laos" on the drop-down menu on the home page.
- Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, Laos
Describes the history, politics, economy, geography, provinces, demographics and culture of Laos
- WWW Virtual Library, Laos
Provides emerging information about Laos and Lao people around the world.
Government and politics
- Lao PDR Embassy to the US
Provides general information about Laos, its government and leaders
- Library of Congress: Country Studies: Laos
This online book provides background information (physical environment, history, society, economy, government, and the military) on the country of Laos.
- Political Resources of Laos
Provides Laotian government and political information; includes links to government and political parties
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Lao PDR
Provides information about Millenium Development Goals, poverty reduction, democratic governance, energy and environment for sustainable development, extracting unexploded ordinance, and HIV/AIDS and other diseases in Laos.
- U.S. Department of State: Background Note: Laos
Provides information on the geography, people, government, economy, history, foreign relations, political conditions, travel, and business in Laos.
Travel and Tourism
- Discovering Laos: The Land of A Million Elephants
Provides background information on Laos, such as language, population and climate, culture and customs; contains links to tourist sites in Laos
- The Greater Mekong Subregion: Laos
The official website for travel and tourism information on Laos
- Laos Infosite
Features Lao news and history and links to facts about the country and descriptions of Laotian culture, people and society
- Lonely Planet: Laos
Provides overview and tips for travelers going to Laos
- Visit Laos
Provides basic tourist information for travel to Laos
Universities, Organizations, and Institutions
- UC Irvine SEA Archive: Laotian Americans
Presents information about the Baci ceremony and the ethnic groups of Laos
- Hmong Homepage
Includes current events and announcements, books and publications about the Hmong people, general information about the Hmong people's history and cultural practices; also includes extensive links to community resources, such as online discussions and organizations
- SEASite Laos - Northern Illinois University
Includes information on Lao studies and linguistic and cultural resources
- UNICEF: At a glance: Lao People's Democratic Republic
Overview of status of children; recent news on child welfare; statistics on children, families, women, child and maternal mortality, immunization, nutrition, disease prevention and treatment, access to clean water, sanitation, school attendance, literacy rates, child labor, and recovery efforts after natural disasters.