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Educating monks : minority Buddhism on China's southwest border

Author: Thomas A Borchert
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2017]
Series: Contemporary Buddhism.
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Educating Monks examines a minority Buddhist community in Sipsongpanna, a region located on China's southwest border with Myanmar and Laos. Its people, the Dai-lue, are "double minorities": They are recognized by the Chinese state as part of a minority group, and they practice Theravada Buddhism, a minority form within China, where Mahayana Buddhism is the norm. Theravada has long been the primary training ground  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Borchert
ISBN: 9780824866488 0824866487
OCLC Number: 961824718
Description: xvii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Local monks in Sipsongpannā --
Fortune-telling and false monks : defining and governing religion --
Monks on the move : Dai-Lue monastic networks --
Learning to read in village temples and Chinese public schools --
The fragility of autonomy : curricular education at Dhamma schools --
Transnational Buddhist education and the limits of the Buddhist ethnoscape.
Series Title: Contemporary Buddhism.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Borchert.


Buddhist monastics are part of local communities, are governed through national legal frameworks, and participate in both national and transnational Buddhist networks. Educating Monks makes visible  Read more...


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