In recent years, mainland China has failed to produce any Buddhist spiritual leaders of global stature. Photo: Reuters
In recent years, mainland China has failed to produce any Buddhist spiritual leaders of global stature. Photo: Reuters

The decline and fall of Chinese Buddhism: how modern politics and fast money corrupted an ancient religion

China has thousands of Buddhist clerics but no spiritual leader of international standing, say monks and academics

In recent years, mainland China has failed to produce any Buddhist spiritual leaders of global stature. Photo: Reuters
In recent years, mainland China has failed to produce any Buddhist spiritual leaders of global stature. Photo: Reuters
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