||Chiyoko Nagatani, Rethinking ‘Hanhua (Sinicization)’: a case study on the Dai-Han relationship in Dehong, Yunnan, Seminar talk in HKUST, 2018.11.
||Chiyoko NAGATANI, New Buddhism for Chinese Local City Dwellers, ＩＡＨＲ, 2015.08, Until the early 1980’s, in Marxist theory, Buddhism was almost seen as unproductive religion unneeded in the modern world. However in last three decades, there are many reports that Buddhism is being revived in many places in China. What are the characteristics of the new Buddhism in contemporary China? In this presentation, I focus on a Buddhist circle in Yunnan province. In the circle, different from the traditional one belonging to Guanyin temple, there are many male members and comparatively highly educated people including a doctor, teachers, and political cadres. They mainly observe Tibetan Buddhism service, but also accepting Mahayana Buddhism, Hinayana Buddhism and Confucianism. They take these thoughts as one traditional Chinese thought, and see Buddhism not as religion but traditional style of education. By listening to the circle members’ voice, I try to analyze what is Buddhism in people’s mind in the new era..
||Chiyoko NAGATANI, . ‘An Analysis on Guanyin Cult as “”Sinicization’ in a Multi-ethnic Area of Contemporary China: from the viewpoint of “ortho-syncretism”’, IUAES, 2014.05, Expanding Guan-yin cult in Dehong, a multi-ethnic Area in China, is often seen as a sign of sinisization or assimilation into Han-Mahayana Buddhist culture. However, the modern classification on ethnic groups and religions has become inconsistent with reality. We propose a new viewpoint by adopting the concept of ortho-syncretism..
||On the History written by Dehong Dai Local Intelectuals.
||Holy space as Tourism Resource; a case study on Theravada Buddhist Architecture in Mangshi, Yunnan.
||On Tourism and Religious Architectures: a case study on Theravada Buddhism of the Dai in Dehong, China..