Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern ChinaeBook - 2005
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
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 337 pages) : illustrations, map data file,rda