November 02, 2022
Belt and Road Buddhism in Sri Lanka?
By Tabita Rosendal
China is using Buddhist narratives to promote its soft power in Sri Lanka – and bolster its image as a harmonious regional power.
January 19, 2021
‘Journey to the West’: The Buddhist Reimagination of China
By Amitav Acharya
The Nirvana Route: How early encounters between India, China and Southeast Asia shaped Asian civilization.
August 29, 2019
Confronting China’s Suppression of Religion
By Farahnaz Ispahani
Instead of the Communist party's intolerance, democratic Taiwan offers a positive example.
October 29, 2018
The Dalai Lama and China’s Quest for Buddhist Soft Power
By Rinzin Dorjee
China is trying to woo Buddhists around the world to support the Belt and Road -- and, eventually, a CCP-approved Dalai Lama.
June 14, 2018
The CCP’s Plan to 'Sinicize' Religions
By Julia Bowie and David Gitter
Bureaucratic changes are intended to aid the CCP in further pressuring religious groups.
August 15, 2017
The Soft Power Limits of Chinese Theravada Buddhism
By Zi Yang
Chinese Theravada Buddhism is in no position to serve as a tool of soft power for the state.