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Seeking contributors We are trying to compile a volume on "Buddhism in Modern Asian Literature" and seeking additional contributors. Papers on Buddhism in Asian-American/Asian-European literature will be welcome. This project aims to explore the role and place of Buddhism in modern popular literature, focusing on prose works. It addresses issues related to Buddhism's modern experience and considers Buddhist themes in literature an important topic with regards to modern world literature. Preliminary questions include: What distinguishes authors who write literature with Buddhist elements from Buddhists monks and nuns in their approach to Buddhism? How did their works represent Buddhism? What are the elements of Buddhism that connect the various schools of Buddhist thought from which authors draw? How did those authors participate in cultural politics and form the national imaginary and identity associated with Buddhism (and other religious elements)? If you are interested in this project, please contact Michihiro Ama at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you Michihiro Ama University of Alaska Anchorage ex H-ASIA --30-- --