June 13 2024

Teaching Asian American Religions and Religiosities: Suggested Resources

Pie chart displaying religious affiliation of Asian Americans v. the general US population

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Adams, Maurianne and Khyati Y. Joshi. “Religious Oppression Curriculum Design.” In Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, edited by Maurianne Adams, Lee Anne Bell, and Pat Griffin, 255–284. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Berling, Judith A. Understanding Other Religious Worlds: A Guide for Interreligious Education. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2004.

Bird, Elizabeth S. and Jonathan P. Godwin. “Film in the Undergraduate Anthropology Classroom: Applying Audience Response Research in Pedagogical Practice.” Anthropology and Education Quarterly 37, no. 3 (2006): 285–299.

Bloom, Benjamin S. Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Handbook I: The Cognitive Domain. New York: David McKay Co, 1956.

Bourdieu, Pierre. Masculine Domination. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001.

Burke, Nancy J and Ofelia O. Villero. “Beyond Coping: Spirituality and Filipina Transnationals with Experience of Breast Cancer.”  In Chronic Illness, Spirituality and Healing: Diverse Disciplinary, Religious, and Cultural Perspectives, edited by Michael J. Stoltzfuz, Rebecca Green, and Darla Schumm. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.

Carnes, Tony and Fenggang Yang, eds. Asian American Religions: The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries. New York: New York University Press, 2004. 

Champoux, Joseph E. “Film as a Teaching Resource.” Journal of Management Inquiry 8, no. 2 (1999): 206–217.

Cheah, Joseph. Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Chen, Carolyn. Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.

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Connell, R.W. Masculinities. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.

De Bary, William Theodore. Confucian Tradition and Global Education. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2007.

Esaki, Brett J. “Multidimensional Silence, Spirituality, and the Japanese American Art of Gardening.” Journal of Asian American Studies 16, no. 3 (October 2013): 235–65.

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Fjeldstad, Karen and Thi H. Nguyen, eds. Possessed by the Spirits: Mediumship in Contemporary Vietnamese Communities. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Southeast Asia Program Publications, 2006.

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Hoskins, Janet. The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2013.

Huang, Yong. 2010. "Respecting Different Ways of Life: A Daoist Ethics of Virtue in the Zhuangzi." The Journal of Asian Studies 69, no. 04 (2010): 1049-1069.

Iwamura, Jane Naomi. Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Iwamura, Jane Naomi and Paul Spickard, eds. Revealing the Sacred in Asian & Pacific America. New York: Routledge, 2003.  

I Was Born with Two Tongues. Broken Speak. Fist of Sound, Asian Improv Records, 1999. CD.

Kamal, Rabia. “Reimagining Islam: Muslim Cultural Citizenship in the Post-9/11 American Public Sphere.” PhD diss., University of Pennsylvania, 2012. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI.

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Langer, Judith A. Envisioning Knowledge: Building Literacy in the Academic Disciplines. New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 2011.

Lowe, Lisa. Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996. 

Mallinger, Marc and Gerard Rossy. “Film as a Lens for Teaching Culture: Balancing Concepts, Ambiguity, and Paradox.” Journal of Management Education 27, no. 5 (2003): 608–624.

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———. Faith in History and Society: Toward a Practical Fundamental Theology. Translated by J. Matthew Ashley. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, 2007.

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Nacos, Brigette L. and Oscar Torres-Reyna. Fueling Our Fears: Stereotyping, Media Coverage, and Public Opinion of Muslim Americans. Toronto: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006.

Ninh, Thien-Huong T. “Colored Faith: Vietnamese American Catholics Struggle for Equality within Their Multicultural Church.” Amerasia Journal 40, no. 1 (2014): 81–96.

Omi, Michael and Howard Winant. Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the 1990s. New York: Routledge, 1994.

Phan, Peter C. Christianity with an Asian Face: Asian American Theology in the Making. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2003.

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———. Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World. New York: Vintage, 1997.

Singh, Jaideep. “The Racialization of Minoritized Religious Identity: Constructing Sacred Sites at the Intersection of White and Christian Supremacy.” In Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America, edited by Jane Naomi Iwamura and Paul Spickard, 87–106. Routledge: New York, 2003.

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———. “A New American Apartheid: Racialized, Religious Minorities in the Post-9/11 Era.” Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory 9, no. 2 (2013a): 115–144.

———. “Memory, Invisibility, and the Oak Creek Gurdwara Massacre: A Sikh American Perspective of the ‘Post-racial’ U.S.,” Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory 9, (no. 2), 2013b.

Silverstein, Paul. "Immigrant Racialization and the New Savage Slot: Race, Migration, and Immigration in the New Europe," Annual Review of Anthropology 34: 363–84.

Thich, Nhá̂t Hạnh. Interbeing: Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism. Edited by Fred Eppsteiner Berkeley. California: Parallax Press, 1998.

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Wang, Qingjie James. "The Golden Rule and Interpersonal Care: From a Confucian Perspective." Philosophy East and West 49, no. 4 (1999): 415–438.

Weiler, Kathleen. “Freire and a Feminist Pedagogy of Difference.” Harvard Educational Review 61, no. 4 (1991): 449–474.

Yao, Xinzhong. An Introduction to Confucianism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Yoo, David K. Contentious Spirits: Religion in Korean American History, 19031945. Stanford University Press, 2010.

Zhou, Min and Carl Bankston. Straddling Two Social Worlds: The Experience of Vietnamese Refugee Children in the United States. New York: ERIC Clearinghouse, 2000.