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​From the Mountains into the Cities: The Transformation of Buddhism in Modern Korea

​From the Mountains into the Cities: The Transformation of Buddhism in Modern Korea

After five centuries of marginalization under the Chosŏn dynasty, Korean Buddhism appeared ready for a return to the mainstream of Korea’s religious culture at the beginning of the twentieth century. Donald Baker, Professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, explores how modernization, particularly the modern concept of religion introduced by Christians, impacts the transition.

This year's Ahnkook Lecture on Korean Buddhism is part of the series "Religious Identities in Asia," co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of World Religions, the Korea Institute, and the Asia Center.

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