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Arguably outside our scope, Buddhism monks in Mongolia -- owning most of the flocks and most of the herders -- represented one of the classes most displaced (and, by the 1930s, displaced with bullets) by the revolution. Today, they are making a comeback (much as the church is on the rise in Russia).

A couple of faces from that past.

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In the old days, though, a few did receive awards (especially Qing Chinese awards), especially as they shaded over from "clergy" to "nobility"; see http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=5489...3850&st=129 and the following post.

This is perhaps another part of the reason they were viewed so negatively by the revolutionaries?

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