Emerging Voices: Experiences of Underrepresented Asian Americans

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INDEX
Actual Indonesian News, 92
Asian American/s: geographical distribution, 2–3; origins of the terminology of, 2–3; population in California, 93
Bangkok, 146–147
Bao, Jiemin, 10
Buddhism: merit-making, 151, 170–178; Theravāda Buddhim, 172, 184–188, 199
Burma/ese, 185–188; Buddhism influence, 185–188; culture, 185–188; gender complex, 186–188; male spiritual glory, 187–188; monastery, 187; patriarchal militarism, 187; social ideologies, 185–188; State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) or State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), 199
Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP), 187
Burmese immigrant/s, 183–198; adaptation of, Buddhism, 11; ahlus (“offerings”), 189; Aye-Thet Scholarship Program, 210–211; Buddhism, 11; Burmese language class, 209–210; Chinese-Burmese Buddhists, 199, 201; deva puja (god homage), 211–214; Dhammananda monastery, 203–205; ethnic identity, 201, 214; preservation of, 205–214; gender roles, 190–193; home temples, 188; in San Francisco Bay Area, 11, 202–205; in southern California, 188–189; monasteries and retreat centers, 188–193; nats, 211–212; networking, 190–193; Ne Win Government, 199–200; Patriot and Real ID Act, 202; population, 200–202; preservation of Burmese culture in domestic setting, 211–214; preservation of Burmese culture in monastic setting, 205–211; religion, 190–193; religious practices, 199–217; Shinpyu Initiation Rite, 207–209; Theravāda Buddhists, 188–189; Theravāda Buddhist Society of America (TBSA), 204; Thingyan Festival, 205–207; to the U.S., 200–202; women, 11, 184, 189–193
Bush, George H. W., 75
Bush, George W., 78
Byles, Marie Beuzeville, 188
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 17, 34, 41, 73. See also “Secret War”
Cheah, Joseph, 11
Chonden, Tenzin, 80
Clinton, Bill, 75
Cunningham, Clark E., 8, 10
Dalai Lama, 5, 71–76; Five Point Peace Plan, 74; Nobel Peace Prize, 74; U.S. visit, 74–75
Darjeeling, 71, 84
Davis, Tenki Tenduf, 71
De Voe, Pamela A., 8
Dharamsala, 71–72. See also Tibet/ans: exile government
Duschinski, Haley, 9–10

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