Research Materials


Pedagogical Materials


Background Reading

  • Cheah, J. 2011. Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Hickey, W.S. 2010. "Two Buddhisms, Three Buddhisms, and Racism." Journal of Global Buddhism 11: 1–25.
  • Numrich, P. D. 2005. "Complementary and Alternative Medicine in America’s ‘Two Buddhisms.’" In Linda L. Barnes and Susan S. Sered (eds.), Religion and Healing in America. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Quli, N. F. 2009. "Western Self, Asian Other: Modernity, Authenticity, and Nostalgia for 'Tradition' in Buddhist Studies." Journal of Buddhist Ethics 16,, last accessed 10 Feb. 2018. 
  • Salguero, C. P. 2019. Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Sources. New York: Columbia University Press, chapters by Pierce Salguero and Kin Cheung on Buddhist healers in the US.
  • Wilson, Jeff. 2014. Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Wu, Hongyu. 2002. "Buddhism, Health, and Healing in a Chinese Community.", last accessed 10 Feb. 2018.