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Building the Buddhist Revival: Reconstructing Monasteries in Modern China

Gregory Adam Scott


Between 1850 and 1966, tens of thousands of Buddhist sacred sites were destroyed in China, victims of targeted destruction, accidental damage, or simply neglect. Yet hundreds if not thousands of these sites were also reconstructed during this period, events that required charismatic leadership, the reconstitution of the religious community, extensive fundraising, investments of labor and materials, and the support of local elites. This book explores the history of Chinese Buddhist monastery reconstruction from the end of the Imperial period, through the Republic of China, and into the first se ... More

Keywords: Buddhism, China, monastery, religious revival, reconstruction, modern history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190930721
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190930721.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory Adam Scott, author
Lecturer in Chinese History and Culture, University of Manchester

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