Be the refuge : raising the voices of Asian American Buddhists
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Berkeley, California : North Atlantic Books, 2021.
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Book
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9781623175238, 1623175232
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xv, 325 pages ; 23 cm
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Published
Berkeley, California : North Atlantic Books, 2021.
Language
English
ISBN
9781623175238, 1623175232

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Han, C. (2021). Be the refuge: raising the voices of Asian American Buddhists . North Atlantic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Han, Chenxing, 1986-. 2021. Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists. North Atlantic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Han, Chenxing, 1986-. Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists North Atlantic Books, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Han, Chenxing. Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists North Atlantic Books, 2021.

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