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Costume and fashion history of Asia . Manners and Customs. Collected from rare sources. The Forgotten Books.

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The Abbot and Monks of Kushan Monastery about 1870.

John Thomson, Monastery, China, Abbot, Monks, Gushan, Buddhist,

The similarity between the Buddhist faith and the Roman Catholic churches may be traced even more minutely than this. “Buddhists everywhere have their monasteries and nunneries, their baptism, celibacy and tonsure, their rosaries, chaplets, relics, and charms, their fast-days and processions, their confessions, mass, requiems, and litanies, and, especially in Tibet, even their cardinals, and their pope.”