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Educating Monks: Minority Buddhism on China's Southwest Border

Thomas A. Borchert


Educating Monks examines the education and training of novices and young Buddhist monks of a Tai minority group on China’s Southwest border. The Buddhists of this region, the Dai-lue, are Chinese citizens but practice Theravada Buddhism and have long-standing ties to the Theravāda communities of Southeast Asia. The book shows how Dai-lue Buddhists train their young men in village temples, monastic junior high schools and in transnational monastic educational institutions, as well as the political context of redeveloping Buddhism during the Reform era in China. While the book focuses on the edu ... More

Keywords: Buddhism, China, Sipsongpanna, minorities, education, transnational, religion, nationalism, Theravada, novices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780824866488
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824866488.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas A. Borchert, author
University of Vermont