New PDF release: Asian American Religious Cultures [2 volumes]

By Jonathan H. X. Lee

ISBN-10: 1598843303

ISBN-13: 9781598843309

A source perfect for college kids in addition to basic readers, this two-volume encyclopedia examines the variety of the Asian American and Pacific Islander religious experience.

• Covers either universal motifs in Asian American spiritual tradition, akin to chinese language New yr gala's and mortuary rituals, in addition to many newly confirmed religion traditions

• includes entries on not often addressed themes inside Asian American faith, reminiscent of Hezhen Shamanism

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The issues surrounding the biblical canon, for Asians, are related to the unequal power dynamics of race/ethnicity and other interlocking power differentials and/ or help construct a different reading of the Bible. The Bible’s canonical status and contents in general, and its history within and crossings into Asian America in particular, make it one potentially provocative and productive site of intervention. This issue is expressed in Asian American biblical scholars’ challenge to the historical assumptive interpretations of gender and sexuality in the Bible.

Buddhists who teach these arts come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, such as welleducated Japanese and refugee Vietnamese Buddhists. In addition, non–Asian Ameri- can Buddhists often sponsor teachers from Asia to teach in the United States. In a Buddhist context these arts teach one not to accumulate karma, which ties one to the cycles of rebirth, in addition to teaching concentration, awareness, clarity of thought, and mental relaxation. Meditative arts are frequently taught in Buddhist temples and “wellness” programs.

Asian Americans have created comics and 10 Arts and Cultural Production comic books in both American style and Japanese style (manga). For example, Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama used an American comic style and Japanese American mixed language to illustrate his and friends’ experiences of the years between 1904 and 1922 in America in The Four Immigrants Manga. Contemporary language arts often mix the use of different Asian American traditions of language art. This mixture of arts often represents the pains and pleasures of Asian American life.

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