Chinese Communist Attitudes Towards Buddhism in Chinese History

  title={Chinese Communist Attitudes Towards Buddhism in Chinese History},
  author={Kenneth Chen},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={14 - 30}
  • Kenneth Chen
  • Published 1 June 1965
  • Political Science
  • The China Quarterly
In the journal Hsien-tai Fo-hsueh (Modern Buddhism), September 1959, there appeared a long article entitled “Lun Tsung-chiao Hsin-yang Tzu-yu” (“A Discussion Concerning Freedom of Religious Belief”), by Ya Han-chang, which was originally published in the official Communist ideological journal Hung Ch'i (Red Flag), 1959, No. 14. Appearing as it did in Red Flag it is justifiable to conclude that the views expressed in it represented the accepted Communist attitude toward religion. In this article… 
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