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Conversion and the Family: Chinese Hare Krishnas

Parameswaran, Ashvin; Sebastian, Rodney


The multi-cultural and multi-religious context of the globalised world often results in unlikely interactions between the triad of people, cultures, and religion. The result may be that people embrace divergent systems of beliefs. This article explores the dynamics of such interaction within the private domain of the family, when ethnic Chinese adopt an alien faith, that of the Hare Krishna. Four typologies of interactions between convert and family members are proposed, ranging from the most...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Contemporary Religion
DOI: 10.1080/13537900701637494


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