Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Educating MonksMinority Buddhism on China's Southwest Border$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Thomas A. Borchert

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780824866488

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824866488.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use.date: 25 September 2021

Fortune-Telling and False Monks

Fortune-Telling and False Monks

Defining and Governing Religion

(p.52) 2 Fortune-Telling and False Monks
Educating Monks

Thomas A. Borchert

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter examines the politics of religion in Yunnan and Sipsongpannā. The first part of the chapter analyzes and describes the official discourse on religion in China and the institutions for governing religious communities, arguing that the state has established a system that allows it flexibility to govern religious groups according to its needs. The second part examines the politics of religion in Sipsongpannā in light of this system of governance. It shows that the monks of the region act strategically, cooperating with the local government but using this system to foster their own agendas.

Keywords:   religion, superstition, evil cults, Buddhist Association, politics, Sangha organization Wat Pājie, Yunnan, China

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.