Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Although nothing precisely like the modern nonprofit organization, voluntary association or foundation existed in Asia prior to the 20th century, there can be little doubt that some types of similar indigenous activities are found deep in the history of the many cultures of Asia. Buddhism, for example, has a long record of organized activity, beliefs about giving, and other evidences of what might be termed Buddhist philanthropy.
Digital Commons Citation
Lohmann, Roger A., "Buddhist Commons in Asia" (1991). Faculty & Staff Scholarship. 783.
Buddhist Commons and the Question of a Third Sector in Asia. Voluntas. 6.2. August, 1995. 1-19.