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Title Issei Buddhism in the Americas / edited by Duncan Ryuken Williams and Tomoe Moriya.
Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2010.

Series The Asian American experience
Asian American experience.
Subject Buddhism -- America.
Japanese -- America.
Immigrants -- America.
Alt Name Williams, Duncan Ryuken, 1969-
Moriya, Tomoe, 1968-
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 191 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Nation and identity. "Can I put this Jizo together with the Virgin Mary in the altar?" : Creolizing Zen Buddhism in Brazil / Cristina Rocha -- Bukkyokai and the Japanese Canadian community in British Columbia / Masaka Iino -- Education and law. The Japanese language school controversy in Hawaii / Noriko Asato -- The legal dimensions of the formation of Shin Buddhist temples in Los Angeles / Michihiro Ama -- Race and print culture. Buddhist modernism in English-language Buddhist periodicals / Lori Pierce -- "Americanization" and "tradition" in Issei and Nisei Buddhist publications / Tomoe Moriya -- Patriotism and war. The United States-Japanese war and Tenrikyo ministers in America / Akihiro Yamakura -- The role of Buddhist song culture in international acculturation / Keiko Wells.
Summary 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. Leading the way were pioneering, first-generation Issei priests and their followers who established temples, shared Buddhist teachings, and converted non-Buddhists in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book explores these pioneering efforts in the context of Japanese diasporic communities and immigration history and the early history of Buddhism in the Americas. The result is an 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, the roles of Buddhist song culture, Tenrikyo ministers in America, and Zen Buddhism in Brazil. --From publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780252092893 (electronic bk.)
0252092899 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612941641
OCLC # 698167405
Additional Format Print version: 9786612941641