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Kang, (Haira) Esther As Am 71, W 5-5:50 Due Date: week 4 Response 2 “Sasana Sakon and the New Asian American” by Todd LeRoy Perreira, discusses about the interracial and interreligious couples at a Thai Buddhist Temple in Silicon Valley, the acceptance of the phenomenon, and how the couple make the two religions possible. The increase in marrying outside one’s own race made an increase in diversity among Thai Buddhist temples. The children who are born of parents of different races are never pressured to choose one religion but are instead encouraged to practice both. Perreira mentions sasana sakon throughout his article. Sakon means “Western” and sasana means “religion”. “Sasana sakon captures the universalism that is unique to the experience of interracial and/or interreligious couples and their mutual openness to each other’s tradition without collapsing important distinctions ( 115).” Perreira gives an example of a boy named Lukchai who is half Thai and half White. His mother is a Thai Buddhist and his father is
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course ASAM 71 taught by Professor Busto during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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