Buddhism in Taiwan

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 39. Chapters: Buddhist temples in Taiwan, Dharma Drum Mountain, Fo Guang Shan, Taiwanese Buddhists, Alec Su, Hsi Lai Temple, Dave Wong, Tzu Chi, University of the West, Sheng-yen, Cyndi Wang, Lu Sheng-yen, Humanistic Buddhism, Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, Dongchu, True Buddha School, Nan Tien Temple, Hsin Pei, Wu Po-hsiung, Yifa, Hsin Ting, Fo Guang University, John Crook, Chaotian Temple, Nung Chan, Hsin Ping, Woodenfish, Dharma Drum Retreat Center, Mengjia Longshan Temple, Pu-Men High School, Chung Tai Shan, Changkya Khutukhtu, Guo Xing, Guo Jun, Western Chan Fellowship, Guo Yuan, Guang Ming Temple, Chi Chern, Buddha's Light International Association Philippines, Fo Guang Shan Temple, Auckland, Lobsang Pelden Tenpe Dronme, Chung Tian Temple, Nanhua University. Excerpt: Alec Su (born on September 11, 1973 in Taipei, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese pop star and versatile actor in films and television dramas. He became famous as a member of the Taiwanese Idol Band The Little Tigers, formed in 1988, and later for his first Chinese TV series Princess Returning Pearl (series 1 and 2). Alec Su's career started in 1988, at the age of 15, when he joined the Little Tigers trio. The band was the first idol singing group that debuted in the Taiwanese music industry and Alec was labelled as the "obedient tiger." The group's popularity was unprecedented; the Little Tigers attracted fans from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and amongst Chinese communities around the world. The success of the band began the new generation of Taiwanese pop culture in the early 1990s. In 2010, the Little Tigers were invited to participate in the CCTV Spring Festival Gala, in which they sang a medley of three of their biggest hits and won accolades as the "favorite singing group" for the event. Apart from being a popular singer, during this period Su was epitomized by the general public as a superior student. He attended Taiwan's number one high school, Taipei Municipal Jian Zhong High School and was accepted into the prestigious National Taiwan University, where he majored in Mechanical Engineering . Su's experiences describing his high school years, preparing for the Taiwan university entrance examinations while trying to also juggle his performing schedule as a member of a wildly popular singing group, are recorded in his 1995 book entitled My Days at Jian Zhong / Youth Never Die. However, as Su became so well known at such a young age, he felt that he had lost his freedom as a result of being in the limelight. At the age of 21, a year before his university graduation in Taiwan, Su decided to leave school and study abroad in England. In 1995, after the break up of Little Tigers, Su embarked on an acting career. His role as the fifth prince in the Chinese TV series bl

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Titel
Buddhism in Taiwan
Untertitel
Buddhist temples in Taiwan, Dharma Drum Mountain, Fo Guang Shan, Taiwanese Buddhists, Alec Su, Hsi Lai Temple, Dave Wong, Tzu Chi, University of the West, Sheng-yen, Cyndi Wang, Lu Sheng-yen, Humanistic Buddhism
Editor
EAN
9781156092132
ISBN
978-1-156-09213-2
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Books on Demand
Anzahl Seiten
40
Gewicht
98g
Größe
H2mm x B246mm x T189mm
Jahr
2012
Untertitel
Englisch
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