Tibetan Buddhism among Han Chinese

Mediation and Superscription of the Tibetan Tradition in Contemporary Chinese Society

This study analyzes the growing appeal of Tibetan Buddhism among Han Chinese in contemporary China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. It examines the Tibetan tradition's historical context and its social, cultural, and political adaptation to Chinese society, as well as the effects on Han practitioners. Les mer
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This study analyzes the growing appeal of Tibetan Buddhism among Han Chinese in contemporary China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. It examines the Tibetan tradition's historical context and its social, cultural, and political adaptation to Chinese society, as well as the effects on Han practitioners. The author's analysis is based on fieldwork in all three locations and includes a broad range of interlocutors, such as Tibetan religious teachers, Han practitioners, and lay Tibetans.

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Introduction: Tibetan Buddhism as a Worldview

Chapter One: The State, Popular Imagination, and Traditional Chinese Cosmology

Chapter Two: Superscribing New Meaning on Guan Gong, the Chinese 'God of War'

Chapter Three: The Confucian Revival and Tibetan Buddhism

Chapter Four: Pragmatism, Protestantism and Tibetan Buddhism in Hong Kong

Chapter Five: Tibetan Deities and Spirits in a Multilayered Tibetan Landscape

Chapter Six: Chinese Ghosts and Tibetan Buddhism

Conclusion: Tibetan Buddhism Engaging Contemporary China: Continuity, Change, and Authenticity