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Morality and Monastic Revival in Post-Mao Tibet (Paperback): Jane E. Caple

Morality and Monastic Revival in Post-Mao Tibet (Paperback)

Jane E. Caple; Series edited by Mark Michael Rowe

Series: Contemporary Buddhism

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The speed and extent of the Tibetan Buddhist monastic revival make it one of the most extraordinary stories of religious resurgence in post-Mao China. At the end of the 1970s, there were no working monasteries; within a decade, thousands had been reconstructed and repopulated. Most studies have focused on the political challenges facing Tibetan monasteries, emphasizing their relationship to the Chinese state. Yet, in their efforts to revive and develop their institutions, monks have also had to negotiate a rapidly changing society, playing a delicate balancing act fraught with moral dilemma as well as political danger. Drawing on the recent "moral turn" in anthropology, this volume, the first full-length ethnographic study of the subject, explores the social and moral dimensions of monastic revival and reform across a range of Geluk monasteries in northeast Tibet (Amdo/Qinghai Province) from the 1980s on. Author Jane Caple's analysis shows that ideas and debates about how best to maintain the mundane bases of monastic Buddhism-economy and population-are intermeshed with those concerning the proper role and conduct of monks and the ethics of monastic-lay relations. Facing a shrinking monastic population, monks are grappling with the impacts of secular education, demographic transition, rising living standards, urbanization, and marketization, all of which have driven debates within Buddhism elsewhere and fueled perceptions of monastic decline. Some Tibetans-including monks-are even questioning the "good" of the mass form of monasticism that has been a distinctive feature of Tibetan society for hundreds of years. Given monastic Buddhism's integral position in Tibetan community life and association with Tibetan identity, Caple argues that its precarity in relation to Tibetan society raises questions about its future that go well beyond the issue of religious freedom.

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Imprint: University of Hawaii Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Contemporary Buddhism
Release date: September 2020
Authors: Jane E. Caple
Series editors: Mark Michael Rowe
Dimensions: 229 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-0-8248-6985-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > International relations > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious institutions & organizations > Religious communities & monasticism
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism > General
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious institutions & organizations > Religious communities & monasticism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism > General
LSN: 0-8248-6985-0
Barcode: 9780824869854

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