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Chinese Theravada Buddhism

Post by pilgrim » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:50 am

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Re: Chinese Theravada Buddhism

Post by Nicolas » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:25 pm

It might be useful to at least quote the title of the article: The Soft Power Limits of Chinese Theravada Buddhism, along with its subtitle: Chinese Theravada Buddhism is in no position to serve as a tool of soft power for the state.

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Re: Chinese Theravada Buddhism

Post by gavesako » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:02 pm

China views foreign Theravada monks with suspicion for political reasons. I know a Thai forest monk who went to live in Yunnan province and was arrested twice by the authorities and kicked out of the country.
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