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By Vesna A. Wallace

Buddhism in Mongolian background, tradition, and Society explores the original parts of Mongolian Buddhism whereas difficult its stereotyped snapshot as an insignificant copy of Tibetan Buddhism. Vesna A. Wallace brings jointly an interdisciplinary staff of best students to discover the interplay among the Mongolian indigenous tradition and Buddhism, the positive aspects that Buddhism bought via its version to the Mongolian cultural sphere, and the methods Mongols have built their Buddhist id. The participants discover the ways in which Buddhism retained designated Mongolian positive factors via Qing and Mongol help, and produce to gentle the ways that Mongolian Buddhists observed Buddhism as inseparable from "Mongolness." They exhibit that by means of being drastically supported by way of Mongol and Qing empires, suppressed by way of the communist governments, and experiencing revitalization facilitated by way of democratization and the demanding situations posed by way of modernity, Buddhism underwent a chain of variations whereas protecting targeted Mongolian features.

The publication covers ancient occasions, social and political stipulations, and influential personages in Mongolian Buddhism from the 16th century to the current, and addresses the creative and literary expressions of Mongolian Buddhism and numerous Mongolian Buddhist practices and beliefs.

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