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The Resource Be the refuge : raising the voices of Asian American Buddhists, Chenxing Han

Be the refuge : raising the voices of Asian American Buddhists, Chenxing Han

Label
Be the refuge : raising the voices of Asian American Buddhists
Title
Be the refuge
Title remainder
raising the voices of Asian American Buddhists
Statement of responsibility
Chenxing Han
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite the fact that two thirds of U.S. Buddhists identify as Asian American, mainstream perceptions about what it means to be Buddhist in America often whitewash and invisibilize the diverse, inclusive, and intersectional communities that lie at the heart of American Buddhism. Be the Refuge is both critique and celebration, calling out the erasure of Asian American Buddhists while uplifting the complexity and nuance of their authentic stories and vital, thriving communities. Drawn from in-depth interviews with a pan-ethnic, pan-Buddhist group, Be the Refuge is the first book to center young Asian American Buddhists' own voices. With insights from multi-generational, second-generation, convert, and socially engaged Asian American Buddhists, Be the Refuge includes the stories of trailblazers, bridge-builders, integrators, and refuge-makers who hail from a wide range of cultural and religious backgrounds. Championing nuanced representation over stale stereotypes, Han and the 89 interviewees in Be the Refuge push back against false narratives like the Oriental monk, the superstitious immigrant, and the banana Buddhist--typecasting that collapses the multivocality of Asian American Buddhists into tired, essentialized tropes. Encouraging frank conversations about race, representation, and inclusivity among Buddhists of all backgrounds, Be the Refuge embodies the spirit of interconnection that glows at the heart of American Buddhism"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Han, Chenxing
Dewey number
294.3089/95073
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ732
LC item number
.H36 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhism
  • Asian Americans
  • RELIGION / Buddhism / General (see also PHILOSOPHY / Buddhist)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Asian & Asian American
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination
Target audience
adult
Label
Be the refuge : raising the voices of Asian American Buddhists, Chenxing Han
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Wondering ; Seeking ; Connecting -- Trailblazers. Erasure ; Belonging ; Lineage -- Bridge-builders. Gaps ; Reclamation ; Compassion -- Integrators. Tension ; Affinity ; Roots -- Refuge-makers. Anger ; Privilege ; Solidarity -- Benediction -- Appendix 1: Questions for other Asian American Buddhists -- Appendix 2: Interview questions -- Appendix 3: List of interviews -- Appendix 4: Interviewee ethnicities -- Appendix 5: A diverse group
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 325 pages
Isbn
9781623175238
Lccn
2020016462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1151472479
  • (OCoLC)1151472479
  • 2127516
Label
Be the refuge : raising the voices of Asian American Buddhists, Chenxing Han
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Wondering ; Seeking ; Connecting -- Trailblazers. Erasure ; Belonging ; Lineage -- Bridge-builders. Gaps ; Reclamation ; Compassion -- Integrators. Tension ; Affinity ; Roots -- Refuge-makers. Anger ; Privilege ; Solidarity -- Benediction -- Appendix 1: Questions for other Asian American Buddhists -- Appendix 2: Interview questions -- Appendix 3: List of interviews -- Appendix 4: Interviewee ethnicities -- Appendix 5: A diverse group
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 325 pages
Isbn
9781623175238
Lccn
2020016462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1151472479
  • (OCoLC)1151472479
  • 2127516

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