Chinese Buddhism Today - Conservatism, Modernism, Syncretism and Enjoying Life on the Buddha’s Light Mountain - Yu-Shuang Yao

Chinese Buddhism Today - Conservatism, Modernism, Syncretism and Enjoying Life on the Buddha’s Light Mountain - Yu-Shuang Yao

FGS and Education

Chinese Buddhism Today - Conservatism, Modernism, Syncretism and Enjoying Life on the Buddha’s Light Mountain - Yu-Shuang Yao

Yu-Shuang Yao [+-]
Fo Guang University, Taiwan
Yu-Shuang Yao completed her PhD in Sociology of Religion at the University of London in 2001. She is a Professor at Fo Guang University, Taiwan, specializing in contemporary religions of Taiwan.
Richard Gombrich [+-]
University of Oxford / Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies
Richard Gombrich is founder and President of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies. Before his retirement in 2004, he held the Boden Chair of Sanskrit at Oxford University and a Professorial Fellowship at Balliol College for 28 years. He supervised nearly 50 theses on Buddhist topics, and is the author of 200 publications. He continues to lecture and teach at universities round the world.

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The authors begin this chapter with a short review of the history of Buddhist education since the Chinese Xinhai revolution of 1911. In 1967 Hsing Yun founded a seminary (now a women's college), near Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan. This was the first of what has become a college/seminary system which has trained vast numbers of monastics both in Taiwan and overseas. The authors describe the system itself including providing in an appendix, the course curriculum. The chapter also covers Hsing Yun's educational activities beyond the seminary and suggest that his manner of operating these might be described as "Confucian paternalism."

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Yao, Yu-Shuang; Gombrich, Richard. FGS and Education. Chinese Buddhism Today - Conservatism, Modernism, Syncretism and Enjoying Life on the Buddha’s Light Mountain. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 70-83 Jun 2022. ISBN 9781800502321. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43516. Date accessed: 19 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43516. Jun 2022

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