QINGLONG SI YU XIMING SI. Qinglong and Ximing Monasteries. Beijing, 2015. 14, 223 pp. text plus 99 pp. colour plates. B/w text drawings. 1 foldout. 29x21 cm. Boards.
A well-illustrated and detailed study of the remains of two important Buddhist monasteries that flourished in the capital city of Chang'an (Xi'an) in Tang dynasty China. The Qinglong Monastery was very important in the transmission of Buddhism to Japan as many Japanese Buddhist monks studied here in the Tang and took their teachings back to Japan. The Ximing Monastery is famous, not least in that the monk Xuanzang resided there. Two-page abstract in English, otherwise Chinese text.
Subjects: Architecture Archaeology
Item 514 in List 203.
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