EM0 wrote:Another strange echo of China's Theravada heritage is preserved at Academia Sinica (中央研究院).
I was informally told that the collection dates from the 1930s, and it is quite possible that it contains materials of great historical significance, given the generalized devastation that the area was to endure for the balance of the 20th century.
EM0 wrote:I haven't had time to make use of this yet, but there is a (laboriously collated) digital listing of every Buddhist institution in Taiwan, here:
The problem with listings of this kind is that they rarely contain the type of information I want to know (as set out in the first message on this subject, the links to Theravada immigrant communities can sometimes be informal, or simply confusing to everyone involved). It may be that some of the Chinese institutions that would interest me most do not describe themselves as Theravada at all.
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