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Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China

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Author: Gray Tuttle

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After seizing control of Tibet by force in the 1950s, the communists would also appeal to a sense of a shared Buddhism in their efforts to integrate this vast new territory. Drawing on previously unexamined archival and governmental materials, as well as personal memoirs of Chinese politicians and Buddhist monks, Tuttle demonstrates the crucial role Buddhism played in Chinas transition from dynastic empire to nation-state.