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Prologue: The Present Past

James Carter

in Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195398854
eISBN:
9780199894413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398854.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes the process by which writing a historical monograph became more biographical and personal through chance encounters with the subject’s colleagues and descendants. Meeting with ... More


Cultural Relics

Gregory Adam Scott

in Building the Buddhist Revival: Reconstructing Monasteries in Modern China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190930721
eISBN:
9780190930752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930721.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This final chapter looks at the first seventeen years of the People’s Republic of China, during which time over a hundred Buddhist sites were repaired or rebuilt. These sites were put to use as ... More


Fortune-Telling and False Monks: Defining and Governing Religion

Thomas A. Borchert

in Educating Monks: Minority Buddhism on China's Southwest Border

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866488
eISBN:
9780824875657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866488.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the politics of religion in Yunnan and Sipsongpannā. The first part of the chapter analyzes and describes the official discourse on religion in China and the institutions for ... More


Monks on the Move: Dai-Lue Monastic Networks

Thomas A. Borchert

in Educating Monks: Minority Buddhism on China's Southwest Border

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866488
eISBN:
9780824875657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866488.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the networks along which the monks of Sipsongpannā travel. While it is well-known that Buddhist monks travel, the scope and directions of these trips is not well-understood. ... More


An Interlude in Beijing

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Dawei Sherap, and William R. Siebenschuh

in A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phuntso Wangye

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240896
eISBN:
9780520940307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240896.003.0017
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1953, Phüntso Wangye was sent to Beijing with a delegation of Tibetan religious leaders attending the inaugural meeting of the Buddhist Association of China. Just before they were going to depart, ... More


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