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Tibetan Lamas In Ethnic Chinese Communities And The Rise Of New Tibetan-Inspired Chinese Religions

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The long history of interactions between the Han Chinese and Tibetans has recently resulted in a considerable growth of interest in Tibetan Buddhism in Chinese communities worldwide. Han Chinese interest in Tibetan Buddhism appears to have been motivated in part by the perception that it is a "powerful" tradition. This perception has a long history. The growth of interest among the Han Chinese during the Republican period was likely stimulated by the collapse of the political barriers to movement between Tibet and China that were in place during the Qing. Nenghai Lama and Master Fazun were the principle figures in the modern Chinese Tantric Buddhist Revival Movement. There have also been several contemporary Chinese Buddhists masters who claim lineage descent through the Tibetan Buddhist traditions, but are not directly associated with any of the mainstream Tibetan orders.

Keywords: Chinese Buddhist communities; Han Chinese; Tibetan Buddhism



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