Contemporary Han Chinese Involvement in Tibetan Buddhism: A Case Study from Nanjing

  title={Contemporary Han Chinese Involvement in Tibetan Buddhism: A Case Study from Nanjing},
  author={Alison Jones},
  journal={Social Compass},
  pages={540 - 553}
One of the most striking trends in urban Chinese Buddhism is the adoption of elements of Tibetan Buddhism by ethnically Han Chinese Buddhists. The author offers a preliminary exploration of this phenomenon. Focusing on regular lay Buddhists, she describes the characteristics of Han involvement with Tibetan Buddhism and explores the reasons for this trend. The author combines a structural perspective that focuses on how Tibetan Buddhism is supplied in eastern cities with a cultural perspective… 
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