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Title Asian religions in British Columbia / edited by Larry DeVries, Don Baker, and Dan Overmyer
Published Vancouver : UBC Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 310 pages) : illustrations
Series Asian religions and society series, 1705-4761
Asian religions and society series. 1705-4761
Contents Introduction / Don Baker and Larry DeVries -- Traditions from South Asia. Hindu and other South Asian religious groups / Larry DeVries ; The making of Sikh space : the role of the Gurdwara / Kamala Elizabeth Nayar ; Religion, ethnicity, and the double diaspora of Asian Muslims / Derryl N. MacLean ; Zoroastrians in British Columbia / Rastin Mehri -- Traditions from Southeast Asia. Thai and Lao Buddhism / James Placzek and Ian G. Baird ; Sri Lankan and Myanmar Buddhism / Bandu Madanayake ; Vietnamese Buddhist organizations / Cam Van Thi Phan (Thich nũ' Trí Khả) -- Traditions from East and Central Asia. Korean religiosity in comparative perspective / Don Baker ; Tibetan religions / Marc des Jardins ; Traditional and changing Japanese religions / Michael Newton ; Christianity as a Chinese belief / Li Yu ; Chinese religions / Paul Crowe -- Concluding comments / Dan Overmyer
Summary "British Columbia is Canada's most ethnically diverse province. Although the presence of Asian religions is felt and discussed in many regions of the province, in general we need to know more about the religions that accompanied immigrants from Asia and how they are practised today." "Asian Religions in British Columbia brings together fourteen local scholars of religion who draw on published histories, archival records, temple brochures, personal experience, and interviews to paint intimate portraits of local religious groups. These include Hindus and Sikhs from South Asia; Buddhist organizations from Southeast Asia; and Tibetan, Japanese, and Chinese religions from East and Central Asia. The geographical focus on British Columbia allows each author to highlight the experiences of individuals with different ethnic backgrounds and their family or community histories. Yet the conceptual focus is broad - the authors explore each religious tradition not only in its local and historical context but also in the larger context of Canadian multiculturalism." "This path-breaking book offers the first comprehensive and comparative examination of Asian religions in British Columbia. Its insightful and accessible community portraits are mandatory reading for teachers, policy makers, scholars of British Columbia history or Asian Canadian studies, or anyone who wants to be well informed about this province and nation"--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Asians -- British Columbia -- Religion.
British Columbia -- Religion.
Form Electronic book
Author Baker, Don, 1945-
DeVries, Larry.
Overmyer, Daniel L., 1935-
ISBN 0774816627 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0774816643 (electronic bk.)
9780774816625 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780774816649 (electronic bk.)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)