Asian Ways of Grief (IN: Living With Grief: who we are, how we Grieve, edited by K J Doka & J D Davidson)
Klass D~~Goss R E
There are many different Asian traditions of grieving. As a way of showing how ritual works, Buddhism in Japan will be examined in some detail followed by a hybrid religious tradition, Chinese-American immigrant culture. Because of the wide variation in Asian traditions, it is impossible to predict the particular culture or tradition of bereaved families with whom counsellors may come into contact, so in conclusion several questions are posed that caregivers can ask as a way of orienting themselves to the particular ritual & custom a given family may follow.