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「大國佛教」的如露亦如電:夢迴、夢醒上座部="The China Dream" behind the Religious Public Diplomacy of Yunnan Theravāda
Author 劉宇光 (著)=Lau, Lawrence Y. K. (au.)
Source 禪與人類文明研究=International Journal for the Study of Chan Buddhism and Human Civilization
Pages175 - 207
Publisher Url
Location香港, 中國 [Hong Kong, China]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Keyword雲南上座部=Yunnan Theravāda; 傣族佛教=the Dai Buddhism; 佛教公共外交=Buddhist public diplomacy

Within the last several years in China, there has been voice suggesting that now is the right moment for China to promote her soft power overseas, through various forms of public diplomacy, while religion is also included. Its purpose is trying to soften, or to comfort, the anxiety of other Asian countries, which is caused by China's rapid extension of her political, economic and military power in the area. Under this concern, Theravāda Buddhism in Yunnan, from China's perspective of international strategy, can be useful tool to extend China's soft power of Buddhism to various Southeast Asia countries with Theravāda background. This article is going to argue that there are series of unaware difficulty behind, which may frustrate the optimistic plan. The difficulty includes the current reality of a weak Theravāda saṃgha along with its fragmented monastic education, strong political influence on religion, intensified competition among various Theravāda traditions through the monastic educational network under a georeligious environment, and China's problematic mechanism of knowledge production of Southeast Asia.
Table of contents一、南進的大國佛教夢:想像雲南上座部 176
二、宗教的地緣競爭:夢醒雲南上座部 185
三、泰─傣─暹的上座部:從高等教育到宗教公共外交 192
四、中國的雲南上座部論述:政治的知識自欺 198
小結:冰山一角後的下回分解 201
ISSN25196111 (P)
Created date2018.10.02
Modified date2022.04.15

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