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Asian Religions in America A Documentary History

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ISBN-10: 019511339X

ISBN-13: 9780195113396

Edition: 1999

Authors: Thomas A. Tweed, Stephen R. Prothero

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Asian religions have a long and intriguing history in America. For over two centuries, Asian immigrants have been coming to America and bringing their religions with them. Some Americans have reacted with alarm to the arrival of heathen religions on American shores, while others have taken refuge in lamas from Tibet, yogis from India, and Zen masters from Japan. Asian Religions in America: A Documentary History is the first text to show the breadth and depth of the American encounter with Asian religions. Ranging from 1784 to the present, it features over one hundred excerpts and dozens of illustrations drawn from literature, art, music, sports, philosophy, theology, politics, and law.…    
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List price: $66.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/3/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Preface General Introduction, Thomas A. Tweed Introduction to Asian Religions PART I. ORIENTATIONS, 1784 TO 1840 Introduction 1. VIEWS FROM ABROAD Amasa Delano, Narrative of Voyages and Travels (1817) Christian Disciple, An Account of the Sikhs in India (1814) Robert Morrison's Letter from China (1809) Adoniram and Ann Judson, A Mission in Burma (1832) 2. VIEWS FROM HOME Benjamin Franklin's Oriental Tale (1788) Joseph Priestley, A Comparison of the Institutions of Moses with Those of the Hindoos and Other Ancient Nations (1799) John Adams to Thomas Jefferson (1813-14) William Bentley on Asian Trade in Salem (1794-1804) Hannah Adams, A Dictionary of All…