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Temple-Hopping and Virtual Prayers

Following a Zhejiang temple’s inundation with applicants for short-term monkhood, Zoey Zhang at The Diplomat looks at young Chinese seeking temporary refuge from the pressures of the dusty world: During the ten-day camp...

Stampede of Would-Be Monks Crashes Temple Website

On June 28th, Zhejiang’s Ci’en temple offered laymen a chance to join its eight Buddhist monks for between three months and two years. In the past, fewer than ten people have responded each year, but over the past...

“Darkness Outside The Night” for China’s Youth

NPR’s Louisa Lim interviews graphic novelist Xie Peng, whose first novel, “Darkness Outside The Night,” is described as, “a psychological journey into the world of young Chinese,” reflecting the...

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