here is a Chinese from mainland, study in HKU, Buddhist center from this September.
If you guys could bear my poor English, I would love to tell you as much as I know, and if i don't know I would love to ask my friends home.
Although Buddhism in China was damaged by Culture Revolution and even worse damaged by the economic reform, Chinese people in cities are becoming rich and young generation with good education all come to the cities, lost their connect with the family... generally, what I try to say is people feels nervous and unsafe need the sweet rain of Dharma eagerly. As we all know, Dharma is not something could be restrict by a political system or a communist party etc, even in culture revolution there was really ...great monks such as Master Liang Qing http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%87%8A%E8%89%AF%E5%8D%BF
Master FaZun, who still did translation work on the morning of the day passed away. http://xmwk.zgfj.cn/e/action/ShowInfo.php?classid=936&id=41348
, in the last thousands years Buddhism is already an organic part of Chinese Culture and people's life, it is also not something could possilbly erased in 60 years, right? I think the future of Chinese buddhism is not only positive, but ...great positive.
And thank Taiwan
, Master XingYun settled library in YangZhou, his home town since 2005, It works totally the same as a temple and college. and culture company in Shanghai. and finally a realy temple! it would have the third summer retreat for this year! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yZnnTpx9S0
and not only HKU and CUHK, many universities in China benifits from FoGuangShan
Tzuchi, helped people...suffered of...big water...in 1991 and finally became the official NGO worked in China from overseas in 2011. here is link what they do in shanghai http://www.tzuchi.org.cn/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=74&Itemid=370
. And my friend told me, here in Hongkong, there is a group or center, would sent books, which are impossible to find in china, to people who need them for free. I'm not sure yet. What's more, TNH visited China almost 30 years ago, http://www.bailinsi.net/03shc/04gwsb/007.htm
. people lucky met him that time, now settle up vegetarian union or even temple for Chan meditation. BTW, most universities have their own students union related to Buddhism or Chan. 'Tea-house" (since temple have so many restricts, people gathering together in a tea house or someone's home to study and practice Buddhism) may be one of the character of Chinese Buddhism now or in the future. also some celebrates tell people their religion and try to ...promote Buddhism, such as Jet Li， Faye Wong etc.
Back to Ayu's question, there is a huge influence lama, Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche. he has a ...college that have hundred thousands students in shanghai, beijing, guangzhou...you may find more information here http://www.khenposodargye.org/
and I have some friends, one server in the army, are his students.
Also Master Jiqun also have similar college but in Mahayana tradition. What's more, Master JingHui hold summer retreat of college students for 19 years! BTW, as far as I know, there was 31 summer retreats last year. http://www.douban.com/group/topic/39257209/
too long and too late...