Chenxing Han

Chenxing Han

Chenxing Han’s publications have appeared in BuddhadharmaJournal of Global Buddhism, Lions RoarPacific WorldTricycle, and elsewhere. Her first book, Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists, was published by North Atlantic Books in January 2021. www.chenxinghan.com

Recent Articles

The Many Faces of Cultural Appropriation

What does cultural appropriation mean in a Buddhist context? According to Chenxing Han and Trent Walker, the answer is not as simple as we might like it to be.

Searching for Asian American Buddhists

In this excerpt from Chenxing Han’s new book "Be the Refuge," she shares how Asian American Buddhists are often invisible to the mainstream and each other.

We Are More Powerful Than We Know

Awaiting the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Chenxing Han turns to the prose of Japanese poet and Buddhist monk Kamo-no-Chomei, and ponders his same questions, 800 years later.

The Invisible Majority

The vast majority of American Buddhists are of Asian heritage, yet they are too often ignored, mispresented, and even looked down upon. Chenxing Han offers four ways we can start to heal the great divide in American Buddhism.

The Invisible Majority

The vast majority of American Buddhists are of Asian heritage, yet they are too often ignored, mispresented, and even looked down upon. Chenxing Han offers four ways we can start to heal American Buddhism.

In Memory of a Refuge: Aaron Lee, the “Angry Asian Buddhist”

Chenxing Han reflects on the meaningful impact Aaron Lee made on the Buddhist community, and the many refuges he created for Asian American Buddhists.

We’re Not Who You Think We Are

Chenxing Han examines the stereotypes marginalizing Asian American Buddhists and reports on the diversity and depth a new generation of practitioners.