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The Buddha party : how the people's Republic of China works to define and control Tibetan Buddhism

Author: John Powers
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]
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The Buddha Party tells the story of how the People's Republic of China employs propaganda to define Tibetan Buddhist belief and sway opinion within the country and abroad. The narrative they create is at odds with historical facts and deliberately misleading but, John Powers argues, it is widely believed by Han Chinese. Most of China's leaders appear to deeply believe the official line regarding Tibet, which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Powers, John, 1957-
Buddha party.
New York City : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016031877
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Powers
ISBN: 9780199358151 019935815X
OCLC Number: 947145370
Description: xiv, 370 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Acts of ingratitude --
The limitations of propaganda --
Patriotic soul boys and other Chinese myths --
Tibetology with Chinese characteristics --
Chinese and Tibetan perspectives on history --
Tibetan spellings --
Chinese terms --
Buddhist terms.
Responsibility: John Powers.

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