Asian religions in British Columbia /
edited by Larry DeVries, Don Baker, and Dan Overmyer.
Vancouver : UBC Press, c2010.
x, 310 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0774816627, 9780774816625
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Vancouver : UBC Press, c2010.
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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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
British Columbia is Canada’s most ethnically diverse province. Yet in general we need to know more about the diversity of religions that accompanied immigrants to the province and how they are practised today. This book offers intimate portraits of local religious groups, including Hindus and Sikhs from South Asia; Buddhist organizations from Southeast Asia; and Tibetan, Japanese, and Chinese religions from East and Central Asia. The first comprehensive, comparative examination of Asian religions in British Columbia, this book is mandatory reading for teachers, policy makers, scholars of local history and culture and of Asian Canadian studies.

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