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Japanese expansion and Mongolian Buddhism, 1932-1945

Narangoa, Li


Between 1932 and 1945 imperial Japan had strong political and strategic interests in the Mongol lands. To win Mongol backing for the Japanese war effort and to strengthen the Mongol regions as a base for Japanese operations elsewhere on the Asian mainland, the Japanese military authorities developed a complex policy to support and reform Mongolian Buddhism. In pursuit of their goals, they promoted changes in Buddhist religious practices and fostered the use of monasteries as conduits for modern...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/1467271032000147005


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