E–book [American Sutra] Å Duncan Ryūken Williams

  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • American Sutra
  • Duncan Ryūken Williams
  • English
  • 24 March 2019
  • 9780674986534

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REVIEW â American Sutra AmericanNearly all Americans of Japanese descent were subject to bigotry and accusations of disloyalty but Buddhists aroused particular suspicion Government officials from the White House to small town mayors believed that Buddhism was incompatible with American values Intelligence agencies targeted the Buddhist community for surveillance and Buddhist priests were deemed a threat to national security On December 7 1941 as the bombs fell on Pearl Harbor Attorney General Francis Biddle issued a warrant to “take into custody all Japanese” classified as potential national security threats The first p. Just as the one paragraph story of Thanksgiving misses the complicated details of why the Pilgrims even came to North America the economic and religious turmoil in England at the time so the ancestral story of a Jodo Shinshu raised Sansei misses significant interdependent history American Sutra reads a bit like The Barbarous Years by Bernard Bailyn for American Buddhist s instead of Protestants There remain significant gaps in Japanese to English cultural and language concepts Appreciate Duncan Ryuken Williams explanation of concept hoben skillful adaptation skillful means expedient meansChapter 6 which I learned from my mother by example Would like longer explanation of Atarimae obvious As in Blinding glimpse of the obvious Univ of Minnesota grad students a Japanese and a Hawaiian from Hawaii went to the South in the 1950s At a restaurant they were asked if they were white or black to be seated in the correct section The Hawaiian said I m white my ancestors ate Capt Cook What are the differences and similarities between Bushido and Sakakida s Hongwanji Japanese historyethics instruction Page 153 Very educational readThank you for writing your 17 year project

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REVIEW â American Sutra This groundbreaking history tells the little known story of how in one of our country’s darkest hours Japanese Americans fought to defend their faith and preserve religious freedomThe mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II is not only a tale of injustice; it is a moving story of faith In this pathbreaking account Duncan Ryūken Williams reveals how even as they were stripped of their homes and imprisoned in camps Japanese American Buddhists launched one of the most inspiring defenses of religious freedom in our nation’s history insisting that they could be both Buddhist and. This book was the most comprehensive and readable account of Japanese American Buddhist influence during the years of Japanese incarceration of WWII I ve yet to come across If you read and pause you can envision everyone struggling to understand what it means to be American It illustrates using the Buddhist Eight fold path to resolve this suffering but I think you need to be mindful about this as you read It makes me wonder what the image of being a Japanese American is today The yonsei gosei and mixed hapa citizens surely have a uniue perspective and definition of Japanese American Will there be a time when the Japanese part of that term is dropped Should it be Should it be retained Or maybe the terms should be flipped American JapaneseI ve yet to come to a conclusion especially as it relates to current immigration and citizen behaviors towards new immigrant populations It makes me concerned and curious about what s being repeated today The results that come from defining who s American and who s not based on where you re physically from that s a continuously moving and evolving target One that Duncan Williams cleverly poses without being obvious

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REVIEW â American Sutra Erson detained was Bishop Gikyō Kuchiba leader of the Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist sect in Hawai‘iIn the face of discrimination dislocation dispossession and confinement Japanese Americans turned to their faith to sustain them whether they were behind barbed wire in camps or serving in one of the most decorated combat units in the European theater Using newly translated sources and extensive interviews with survivors of the camps and veterans of the war American Sutra reveals how the Japanese American community broadened our country’s conception of religious freedom and forged a new American Buddhis. A piece of our history or religious suspicion and persecution that is not well known Highly readable and emotional