The Soka Gakkai is a massive Japan-based New Religious Movement based on the Buddhist teachings of the medieval Buddhist monk Nichiren. This work examines Soka Gakkai International chapters in Australia, Southeast Asia, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Quebec to determine why the movement has developed strong roots among people from widely divergent cultures.
Foreword by Wilton S. Dillon; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The Origins and Global Expansion of Soka Gakkai; 2. The Soka Gakkai in Australia and New Zealand; 3. The Soka Gakkai in Southeast Asia; 4. The Soka Gakkai in Cambodia; 5. The Philippines: Buddhism in a Very Catholic Land; 6. The Soka Gakkai in Quebec; 7. The Soka Gakkai's Unique Relationships with China and South Korea; Conclusion: The Soka Gakkai as a Global Community; Appendix I: Brief Commentary on the Soka Gakkai in the United States Bibliography; Index.