Constructing Buddhist Identity at the H Temple

  • Fan Zhang


This chapter focuses on the identity construction at the H temple. The process, which determines what a Buddhist is like and how the Buddhist identity is performed online and offline, is also representative of many other Zen Buddhist temples in the United States. Through my analysis of this chapter, the questions previously raised will be answered: How does the H Temple utilize social media and various technologies to communicate with its members and discursively create and negotiate the online religious experience? How does the setting of the temple as a generative space reflect an adaptation of an Eastern religion in the West?


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  • Fan Zhang
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  1. 1.School of Journalism and CommunicationXi’an International Studies UniversityXi’anChina

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