Hao Hou Talks about Americanization

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Title

Hao Hou Talks about Americanization

Subject

Buddhism

Description

Hao Hou describes the process of his "Americanization" with respect to his understanding of Buddhist prayers and chanting as well as the physical size of his altar space at home.

"At the temple where we pray and saying some of those things, whatever my dad was saying, chants, I'd repeat after him. It was cool but I don't know in depth what they mean but it was one of my memories. Now I know I've really become more Americanized and be assimilated from our culture to the U.S. culture. There has been less of a prominence in practicing the religion in that level. There's always been an altar wherever we went but I think it's gotten smaller and smaller (laughs).

Creator

Will Yetvin

Source

Interview with Hao Hou on 4/21/16

Date

4/21/16

Format

Audio clip

Type

.wav

Collection

Citation

Will Yetvin, “Hao Hou Talks about Americanization ,” Religions in Minnesota, accessed September 19, 2020, https://religionsmn.carleton.edu/items/show/4569.