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Wen-shing Chou, in chapter 9, describes how "the Manchus adopted Tibetan Buddhism as a state religion after they conquered China from the north side of the Great Wall and founded the Qing dynasty," an adoption that included the linking of the Qing Emperors with Tibetan hierarchs and bodhisattvas. In chapter 10, Johan Elverskog examines the prophecies of the future of Buddhism popular especially among later Mongolians, both that of the future Buddha Maitreya and the apocalyptic myth of the kingdom of Shambhala and the final battle.