Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China

Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China

eBook - 2005
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Over the past century and with varying degrees of success, China has tried to integrate Tibet into the modern Chinese nation-state. In this groundbreaking work, Gray Tuttle reveals the surprising role Buddhism and Buddhist leaders played in the development of the modern Chinese state and in fostering relations between Tibet and China from the Republican period (1912-1949) to the early years of Communist rule. Beyond exploring interactions between Buddhists and politicians in Tibet and China, Tuttle offers new insights on the impact of modern ideas of nationalism, race, and religion in.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2005
ISBN: 9780231508803
0231508808
9780231134460
0231134460
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 337 pages) : illustrations, map
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