• Thien-Huong T. NinhEmail author
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This chapter discusses how and why many overseas Vietnamese Catholics and Caodaists see themselves as the “new chosen people.” However, despite this shared aspiration, these Vietnamese religious groups have divergent pathways of diasporic formations. Next, the chapter provides the summary of the book, in which major findings are developed in a comparative perspective. Three themes are discussed in relations to theories of migration and religion, race and religion, and diaspora: (1) the “ghettoization” of religion; (2) religion and the specter of a nation; and (3) the future of ethnic-bounded transnational religious ties. The aim of this chapter is to bring the preceding four chapters into comparative perspective and tie the analysis in with the overarching theoretical threads of the book.


Caodaism Vietnamese Catholics Ethnic Vietnamese Vietnamese American Local Political Response 
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  1. 1.Cosumnes River CollegeSacramentoUSA

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