Religion as Financial Asset: State Investments in Chinese Buddhism

@article{Bruntz2020ReligionAF,
  title={Religion as Financial Asset: State Investments in Chinese Buddhism},
  author={Courtney Bruntz},
  journal={Journal of Human Values},
  year={2020},
  volume={27},
  pages={72 - 83}
}
This study uncovers reasons why Buddhist sites in China since the time of Mao have received government patronage, and it argues that economic development at Buddhist sacred sites has resulted in religious revivalism—a perhaps unintended consequence of state support. The focus of the work is at Mount Putuo—the home of the Bodhisattva Guanyin—and data collected come from fieldwork during the summers of 2012 and 2013. The first portion of the study examines the various ways individuals have… Expand

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