In the Footsteps of the Tourists: Buddhist Revival at Museum/Temple Sites in Beijing

@article{Fisher2011InTF,
  title={In the Footsteps of the Tourists: Buddhist Revival at Museum/Temple Sites in Beijing},
  author={Gareth Fisher},
  journal={Social Compass},
  year={2011},
  volume={58},
  pages={511 - 524}
}
Only a fraction of the Buddhist temples in Beijing that once housed monastics now function as places for religious activity. Some were demolished while others were converted to schools, government buildings, or residences. Several of these former temples have been restored; however, some have not been reopened as official religious sites but rather as fee-charging museums. Other temples have been restored to religious use but remain encircled within fee-charging “parks” that cater mostly to… Expand
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