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How the swans came to the lake : a narrative history of Buddhism in America

Author: Rick Fields
Publisher: Boulder : Shambhala ; [New York] : Distributed in the U.S. by Random House, 1981.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fields, Rick.
How the swans came to the lake.
Boulder : Shambhala ; [New York] : Distributed in the U.S. by Random House, 1981
(OCoLC)642450502
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Fields
ISBN: 0877732078 9780877732075 0394521471 9780394521473 0877732086 9780877732082 0394748832 9780394748832
OCLC Number: 7571910
Description: xvii, 433 pages, [26] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Turning the wheel --
East and west : the central region --
The mine of Sanskrit --
The restless pioneers --
Gold mountain and rice bowl country : the first Chinese and Japanese in America --
The white Buddhists : Colonel Olcott, Madame Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society --
History is repeating itself : the world parliament of religions --
The wake of the parliament --
The Boston Buddhists : an interlude --
Holding the lotus to the rock : 1905-1945 --
The fifties : beat and square --
And round : the sixties --
When the iron bird flies --
In the land of the red man --
The other Zen and the pure land : the Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese --
Continuing Buddhism : the present as history.
Responsibility: Rick Fields.

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