André Laliberté, The Politics of Buddhist Organizations in Taiwan 1989-2003. Safeguarding the faith, building a pure land, helping the poor
AbstractWith their adherents numbering millions and their enormous financial resources, Buddhist groups are a significant force in the civil society of Taiwan today. Their political stance, formed by the structural characteristics of society, is still a relatively neglected area of study. In that respect, André Laliberté’s book, centred on how Taiwanese Buddhist organisations participate in the political process, fills a gap. The book is based on research into the Buddhist Association of the Republic...