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Dalai Lama

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Buddhism.

1935– )

Tibetan Buddhist leader; spiritual and temporal ruler of Tibet (1951–59). He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, in recognition of his appeals for the nonviolent...

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Dillon, (Laurence) Michael (1915–1962), transsexual and Buddhist monk

Clare L. Taylor.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism; Social and Cultural History. 1339 words.

Dillon, (Laurence) Michael (1915–1962), transsexual and Buddhist monk, was born Laura Maud Dillon on 1 May 1915 at 20 Ladbroke Gardens, London, the only daughter and second child of Robert...

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Koryo

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Buddhism.

A Korean kingdom that gave its name to the whole country. From 986 its kings ruled a united Korea from their Chinese-style capital, Kaesong. Chinese influence was strong in the...

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Meiji Restoration

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism — World History.

The restoration of imperial rule in Japan, often defined as the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1868, but sometimes considered to stretch from that date to the formal institution of...

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sōhei

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism — Military History.

(Jap.). During the period of the Tendai school's ascendancy from the 10th to the early 17th centuries, it had extensive landholdings and influence with the aristocratic classes. In order to...

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Vietnam

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A country in south-east Asia, shaped like an ‘S’, bordering on China on the north and Laos and Cambodia on the west, and having long east and south coasts on the South China Sea.

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