Getting Saved in America Paperback

Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience

by Carolyn Chen;


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Getting Saved in America

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What does becoming American have to do with becoming religious? Many immigrants become more religious after coming to the United States. Taiwanese are no different. Like many Asian immigrants to the United States, Taiwanese frequently convert to Christianity after immigrating. But Americanization is more than simply a process of Christianization. Most Taiwanese American Buddhists also say they converted only after arriving in the United States even though Buddhism is a part of Taiwan's dominant religion. By examining the experiences of Christian and Buddhist Taiwanese Americans, Getting Saved in America tells "a story of how people become religious by becoming American, and how people become American by becoming religious." Carolyn Chen argues that many Taiwanese immigrants deal with the challenges of becoming American by becoming religious. Based on in-depth interviews with Taiwanese American Christians and Buddhists, and extensive ethnographic fieldwork at a Taiwanese Buddhist temple and a Taiwanese Christian church in Southern California, Getting Saved in America is the first book to compare how two religions influence the experiences of one immigrant group.
By showing how religion transforms many immigrants into Americans, it sheds new light on the question of how immigrants become American.

Getting Saved in America by Carolyn Chen was published by Princeton University Press in August 2014. The ISBN for Getting Saved in America is 9780691164663.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPrinceton University Press (August 2014)
Weight342g
Number of Pages256
Thickness14 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780691164663
ISBN-100691164665
Product Code4305138
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