These insightful, accessible community portraits are mandatory reading for teachers, policy makers, scholars of British Columbia history and Asian Canadian studies, or anyone who wants to be well informed about this province and nation.
Larry DeVries is an instructor in religious studies and Asian studies at Langara College. Don Baker is a professor in Asian studies at the University of British Columbia. Dan Overmyer is professor emeritus in Asian studies at the University of British Columbia. Contributors: Ian G. Baird, Paul Crowe, Marc des Jardins, Derryl N. MacLean, Bandu Madanayake, Rastin Mehri, Kamala Elizabeth Nayar, Michael Newton, Cam Van Thi Phan (aka Thich nu Tri Kha), James Placzek, Li Yu
Introduction / Don Baker and Larry DeVries Part 1: Traditions from South Asia 1 Hindu and Other South Asian Religious Groups / Larry DeVries 2 The Making of Sikh Space: The Role of the Gurdwara / Kamala Elizabeth Nayar 3 Religion, Ethnicity, and the Double Diaspora of Asian Muslims / Derryl N. MacLean 4 Zoroastrians in British Columbia / Rastin Mehri Part 2: Traditions from Southeast Asia 5 Thai and Lao Buddhism / James Placzek and Ian G. Baird 6 Sri Lankan and Myanmar Buddhism / Bandu Madanayake 7 Vietnamese Buddhist Organizations / Cam Van Thi Phan (aka Thich nu Tri Kha) Part 3: Traditions from East and Central Asia 8 Korean Religiosity in Comparative Perspective / Don Baker 9 Tibetan Religions / Marc des Jardins 10 Traditional and Changing Japanese Religions / Michael Newton 11 Christianity as a Chinese Belief / Li Yu 12 Chinese Religions / Paul Crowe Concluding Comments / Dan Overmyer Suggested Readings Contributors