Flashcards in the role and impact of dissent Deck (16):
For most of the 19th and 20th centuries, Vietnam was
under the control of western powers
Its leadership was selected by
foreign powers (puppet government)
became the religion of the establishment (those in power)
yet Buddhism was still the
dominant religion of the masses.
when was 'Buddhist Crisis'?
what did Buddhist Crisis change?
- changed Buddhism as dominant religion
what had led a government that favoured Catholics over Buddhist?
what did only catholics get?
secure, good government empowerments jobs
what did Catholic church own?
much of the land and property but paid no tax while ordinary people were heavily taxed
what did the situation become?
became so unfair and disadvantageous to Buddhist
eventually, the Buddhists community (led by monks) did what?
reacted with a series of protests that resulted in mass killings of Buddhists by the government and some monks incinerating themselves in demonstrations of protests.
Eventually, what happened to pres Diem’ government ?
what was rare for Buddhist monks.?
Active political involvement
what is conflict in Vietnam example of?
the tensions between those who want a belief system to continue as it is and those who want it to change to adapt to modern circumstances
Another example of tensions of continuity and change can be seen in
Tibetan Buddhism protesting against the Chinese Communist Party