Journal of Social and Political


ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5675 (Print)

Published: 16 October 2019

Contemporary Chinese Social Mentality and Human Buddhism Actively Guide Chinese Society: On the Internal Mechanism of the Adaptation of Religion to Socialist Society

Yang Liao, Li Meng, Qiang Zhong

South China Agricultural University, China

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Pages: 814-828

Keywords: Buddhism, Contemporary China, Social Mentality, Social Adaptation, Socialist Society, Religious Role


The authors analyze the main manifestations and basic characteristics of contemporary Chinese social mentality, discuss the ways and characteristics of the human Buddhism nebula model to actively solve social problems, and the treatment of social morbidity and the guiding path of social mentality in the human Buddhist nebula model. The basic proposition of the social harmony and stable development of the meta-governance (culture and human heart) discusses the mechanism of the adaptation of religion to socialist society. The article believes that the issue of people's hearts still needs to be guided by the "holy" and "vulgar" culture. The governance and construction of society will be completed in a natural way, and social harmony will have a more solid internal foundation.


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