Taiwan's New Age Buddhist: Terry Hu

Paul Farrelly

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    The New Age has grown to be a visible and dynamic part of Taiwan's religious landscape. Terry Hu (Hu Yinmeng; 1953-present), a former movie star, was one of the most important authors and translators and propelled the New Age's growth in the late 1980s and early 1990s. One of Hu's favourite figures to translate and promote at that time was the Indian-born philosopher and former Theosophist Jiddu Krishnamurti, whom she helped re-create in Taiwan as a Buddhist figure.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFigures of Buddhist Modernity in Asia
    Editors Jeffrey Samuels, Justin Thomas McDaniel, Mark Michael Rowe
    Place of PublicationHonolulu
    PublisherUniversity of Hawai'i Press
    ISBN (Print)9780824858544
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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