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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

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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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