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Immigrants to the Pure Land: The Modernization, Acculturation, and Globalization of Shin Buddhism, 1898-1941

Michihiro Ama

Abstract

Religious acculturation is typically seen as a one-way process: The dominant religious culture imposes certain behavioral patterns, ethical standards, social values, and organizational and legal requirements onto the immigrant religious tradition. This investigation of the early period of Jōdo Shinshū in Hawaii and the United States sets a new standard for investigating the processes of religious acculturation and a radically new way of thinking about these processes. The use of materials spans the Pacific as the book draws on never-before-studied archival works in Japan as well as the United ... More

Keywords: religious acculturation, immigrant, religious tradition, Jōdo Shinshū, Hawaii, American religious history, Shin Buddhist ministers, Shin Buddhism, immigrant communities, discrimination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780824834388
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824834388.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michihiro Ama, author
University of Alaska, Anchorage