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With contributions from scholars on both sides of the Pacific, Issei Buddhism in the Americas upends boundaries and categories that have tied Buddhism to Asia and illuminates the social and spiritual role that the religion has played in the Americas._x000B__x000B_While Buddhists in Japan had long described the migration of the religion as traveling from India, across Asia, and ending in Japan, this collection details the movement of Buddhism across the Pacific to the Americas. Contributors describe the pioneering efforts of first-generation Issei priests and their followers within the context of Japanese diasporic communities and immigration history and the early history of Buddhism in the Americas. The result is a dramatic exploration of the history of Asian immigrant religion that encompasses such topics as Japanese language instruction in Hawaiian schools, the Japanese Canadian community in British Columbia, and Zen Buddhism in Brazil._x000B__x000B_Contributors are Michihiro Ama, Noriko Asato, Masako Iino, Tomoe Moriya, Lori Pierce, Cristina Rocha, Keiko Wells, Duncan Ryûken Williams, and Akihiro Yamakura._x000B_

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Dislocations and Relocations of Issei Buddhists in the Americas
  2. pp. ix-xxi
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  1. I. Nation and Identity
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. 1. “Can I Put This Jizō Together with the Virgin Mary in the Altar?” : Creolizing Zen Buddhism in Brazil
  2. pp. 5-26
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  1. 2. Bukkyōkai and the Japanese Canadian Community in British Columbia
  2. pp. 27-40
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  1. II. Education and Law
  2. pp. 41-44
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  1. 3. The Japanese Language School Controversy in Hawaii
  2. pp. 45-64
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  1. 4. The Legal Dimensions of the Formation of Shin Buddhist Temples in Los Angeles
  2. pp. 65-81
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  1. III. Race and Print Culture
  2. pp. 83-86
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  1. 5. Buddhist Modernism in English-Language Buddhist Periodicals
  2. pp. 87-109
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  1. 6. “Americanization” and “Tradition” in Issei and Nisei Buddhist Publications
  2. pp. 110-134
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  1. IV. Patriotism and War
  2. pp. 135-139
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  1. 7. The United States–Japanese War and Tenrikyo Ministers in America
  2. pp. 141-163
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  1. 8. The Role of Buddhist Song Culture in International Acculturation
  2. pp. 164-181
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 183-184
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 185-191
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  1. Further Reading, Publication Information
  2. pp. 192-193
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252092893
Print ISBN
9780252035333
MARC Record
OCLC
698167405
Pages
216
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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