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John Osburg - Consuming Belief: Han Chinese Practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism in the PRC - EAP

When: Friday, March 9, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: 341 Eggers Hall


Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, East Asia Program present:

John Osburg, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Rochester

Consuming Belief: Han Chinese Practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism in the PRC

In the context of a perceived spiritual crisis in Chinese society, growing numbers of Han Chinese are turning to Tibetan Buddhism for ethical guidance. Based on an ethnographic study of a group of affluent, urban Han Chinese who have become followers of Tibetan Buddhism and patrons of Tibetan monks, this talk will examine the sources of Tibetan Buddhism's appeal for wealthy Chinese and the range of ways in which they integrate Buddhist principles and practice into their lives.

Lunch will be served.

For more information, please contact: Havva Karakas-keles,

For information on accessibility, or to request accommodation, please contact Marc Albert 315-443-9248. 

Sponsored by the East Asia Program at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs