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Bonze

 

(1) A Buddhist monk in Asian countries.

(2) Figuratively, an arrogant, conceited official (for example, in the revisionist trade unions of capitalist countries, the organizational officials are trade-union bonzes).

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Not so bad really: Monsignor D'Alenzon's pseudo-translation of a Chinese tale The Bonze (1769) had his angelic hero cycle through fifteen earthly vehicles, including a worm, a cometarian (resident of a comet), a mite, two African princes, a Jupitarian, two courtesans, and four different birds, before becoming a Chinese prince, Zangola.
Yang's imitation of his father is found in chapter 1, "The Young Ascetic," in Yang's autobiography, titled "Chinese Bonzes and Catholic Priests," dated January 4, 1943, pp.
Malgre ces ressemblances quant aux methodes de conversion et aux reactions face a l'introduction du christianisme -- auxquelles s'ajoutent des mouvements antichretiens respectivement menes par les chamanes amerindiens et les bonzes bouddhistes -- Shenwen Li conclut que les strategies des jesuites ont ete differentes dans les deux cas.
Le regard jete sur les grands bonzes du mouvement ouvrier, dont certains deviendront des politiciens bien en vus et des senateurs, est particulierement interessant.
Also on the day, 24 bonzes from the three countries will hold a joint Buddhist memorial service, the organizers said.
A recent flier requesting audio submissions announced, "We want to hear about Vietnamese-American skateboarders, Tibetan-American body builders, Samoan-American hip hop, New Jersey bhangra teams, Koreatown reggae, AIDS educators, laundry workers, taxi drivers, sex workers, garment-factory workers, and high-fashion designers, transvestites, the differently abled, monks, imams, priests, and bonzes.