The first book based on national survey data on Asian American religious practices, Family Sacrifices is a seminal text on the fastest-growing racial group in the United States. Fifty-two percent of Chinese Americans report having no religious affiliation, making them the least religiously identified ethnic group in the United States. Family Sacrifices reveals that Chinese Americans employ familism, not religion, as the primary narrative by which they find meaning, identity, and belonging.
Dr. Russell M. Jeung is Chair and Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. The author of books and articles on Asian Americans, religion, and race, he's a community activist and church leader in East Oakland, CA. Dr. Jeung's memoir, At Home in Exile, shares his family's six generations in the U.S. and his life with refugees.
Co-sponsored by Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Eastwind Books of Berkeley, and San Francisco State University Asian American Studies Department.