Journal of Global Buddhism
Publisher PDF: the final published version of the article, with professional formatting and typesetting
Buddhist Studies | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
The last decades of the twentieth century have been a time of new visibility and social activism for Buddhists in Taiwan and around the world. This paper compares the social engagement of nuns in the Chinese Buddhist tradition in Taiwan and North America. I would like to argue that whereas nuns in Taiwan have developed a variety of approaches to social involvement, their counterparts in the Chinese diaspora in North America have had to face a set of challenges specific to overseas Chinese communities in addition to Chinese Buddhist tradition. The article concludes with reflections on the prospects for nuns' social activism in Taiwan and North America in future years.
Digital USD Citation
Tsomo, Karma Lekshe PhD, "Socially Engaged Buddhist Nuns: Activism in Taiwan and North America" (2009). Theology and Religious Studies: Faculty Scholarship. 13.