Event Title

The Institutionalization of Religion in China

Location

Diamond 153

Start Date

30-4-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 10:25 AM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

Religion in China has seen various controversies throughout its history. The Cultural Revolution brought about devastation to various religious practices like no other period. However, with Deng Xiaoping's succession as CCP's chairman, the reform period has seen various improvements in numerous areas such as religious freedom. The Chinese state has taken up a more tolerant role, even supportive, in the expansion of religions, especially Buddhism through philanthropic work. The institutionalization of religion has lifted the stigma and oppression previously seen in China. Despite the progress made so far, China frequently has been critiqued for its treatment of Tibetan Buddhists and the Falun gong. We have yet to see the true potential of religious freedom in China.

Faculty Sponsor

Hong Zhang

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. East Asian Studies Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1749

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The Institutionalization of Religion in China

Diamond 153

Religion in China has seen various controversies throughout its history. The Cultural Revolution brought about devastation to various religious practices like no other period. However, with Deng Xiaoping's succession as CCP's chairman, the reform period has seen various improvements in numerous areas such as religious freedom. The Chinese state has taken up a more tolerant role, even supportive, in the expansion of religions, especially Buddhism through philanthropic work. The institutionalization of religion has lifted the stigma and oppression previously seen in China. Despite the progress made so far, China frequently has been critiqued for its treatment of Tibetan Buddhists and the Falun gong. We have yet to see the true potential of religious freedom in China.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/248