Thu, Apr 08|
NextGen Buddhism: A Conversation with Chenxing Han & Drew Baker
American Buddhism is a tapestry that is still being woven. New works by Chenxing Han and Drew Baker highlight new threads and emerging narratives. Join us for this important dialog. See Recording Link in the description below.
Time & Location
Apr 08, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
About the Event
The recording of the talk is available here: Talk Recording
About Our Guests
Chenxing Han is a Bay Area–based writer whose publications have appeared in Lion's Roar, Pacific World, Tricycle, and elsewhere. She holds a BA from Stanford University, an MA in Buddhist Studies from the Graduate Theological Union, and a certificate in Buddhist chaplaincy from the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, California.
Drew Baker is the Managing Director of the Digital Theological Library. He is a white second-generation Buddhist from Boise, Idaho. He holds a PhD in Religious Studies from Claremont School of Theology and an MLIS from San Jose State University.
About Our Moderator
Dr. Jane Naomi Iwamura is Chief Academic Officer and Professor of Religious Studies at University of the West. Her research focuses on Asian American religions, race and popular culture in the United States (with an emphasis on visual culture). Her publications include Virtual Orientalism: Religion and Popular Culture in the U.S. (Oxford 2011) and the co-edited volume, Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America (Routledge 2003). She has also written on Japanese American lived religions, as well as the intersection of religion and Asian American literary production, and is the co-founder and current steering committee member of the Asian Pacific American Religions Initiative (APARRI).