Thesis Submission Date
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2012 Evan Zwisler
I examine the state of Tibetan Buddhism that exists in China in the 21st century and what are the best methods to increase religious freedom and political autonomy. I look at what cause China and Tibet to reach this point, and why do the respective nations do what they do. Man people fundamentally misunderstand the reasons why the Chinese Communist Party oppresses Tibetan Buddhism; they aren't concerned with eradicating religion, they want to simply maintain longterm political legitimacy in Tibet.
Zwisler, Evan, "Tibetan Buddhism and the Chinese Communist Party: Moving Forward in the 21st Century" (2012). CMC Senior Theses. Paper 454.