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Buddhism in the Far North of Australia Pre-WWII: (In)visibility, Post-colonialism and Materiality
Author Halafoff, Anna (著) ; Lam, Kim (著) ; Rocha, Cristina (著) ; Weng, Enqi (著) ; Smith, Sue (著)
Source Journal of Global Buddhism
Volumev.23 n.2
Date2022
Pages105 - 128
PublisherJournal of Global Buddhism
Publisher Url https://www.unilu.ch/en/faculties/faculty-of-humanities-and-social-sciences/institutes-departements-and-research-centres/department-for-the-study-of-religions/
LocationLucerne, Switzerland
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Language英文=English
KeywordAustralia; China; Japan; Sri Lanka; Buddhism; lived religion; post-colonial; whiteness; belonging; materiality
AbstractBuddhism was first established in Australia through flows of migrants in the mid-nineteenth century, and is currently Australia’s fourth-largest religion. Yet Buddhists have received significantly less scholarly attention than Christians, Jews and Muslims in Australia. Previous research conducted on Buddhism in Australia has also largely centered on the southern states, and on white Buddhists. This article shares findings of archival research on Buddhism in the far north of Australia, focused on Chinese, Japanese, and Sri Lankan communities working in mining, pearling, and sugar cane industries, pre-WWII. It documents the histories of exclusion, resistance and belonging experienced by Australia’s Buddhists in the far north of Australia pre-WWII, during times of colonial oppression and Japanese internment. In so doing, this article challenges dominant narratives of a white Christian Australia, and also of white Buddhism in Australia, by rendering Asian communities in scholarship on religion in Australia more visible.
Table of contentsPost-colonial Buddhism 108
'Two Australias' and Triangulated Race Relations in the Far North 110
Lived Religion and Materiality Up North 113
Analysis and Conclusion 121
Acknowledgements 123
Author Detail 123
References 124
ISSN15276457 (E)
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.26034/lu.jgb.2022.1995
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Created date2023.05.29
Modified date2023.08.08



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