Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 January 2011

232 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199738618

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Virtual Orientalism

Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

Jane Iwamura

  • Provides a fascinating history of Asian religiosity in American culture
  • Shows the significance of an under-studied figure of Asian background who became prominent in American culture: the 'Oriental Monk'
  • Examines how issues of representation and power inform Americans' popular understanding of Asian religions

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