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Asian Religions in America

Asian Religions in America - in Midwest 1893 – World’s...

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Asian Religions in America Immigration Counter-Culture Immigrants bring American-born people, usually not Asian- their religious traditions American, dissatisfied with their received with them, for reasons of traditions, investigate and adopt continuity, belief, and support Asian religions to go counter to their under new and difficult circumstances. birth culture . Asian immigration is largely confined Counter-cultural access to Asian to the Second and Third Waves of religions begins with translations Immigration. of Asian religious texts, in the early 19 th century. Ralph Waldo Emerson (see his poem “Brahma” below) is an early example. Second Wave – Chinese and New Thought and Theosophical movements Japanese religions, principally at the end of 19 th century Buddhism, established in U.S., quicken interest in Asian religions. Some Sikhs in BC and Central Valley of California; some Muslims
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Unformatted text preview: in Midwest. 1893 – World’s Parliament of Religions, Chicago, helps to establish both immigrant and counter-cultural forms of Asian religions: it is the key date in the history of Asian religions in America. Third Wave – SE Asian and South Youth movements and the counter-culture Asian immigrants, in addition of the 1960s results in many explorations to more immigrants from East of Asian religions. Zen Buddhism, in Asia, establish Hinduism and particular, establishes an American lineage. multiple forms of Buddhism in the The Beatles, most significantly George US. Islam becomes established Harrison, study Hinduism, so those ideas In most urban areas in the US. Percolate through popular culture (consider, For instance, how “karma” and “yoga” are now commonly understood ideas and practices.)...
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