Baotang monastery, (in) Chengdu, Sichuan, CN

Raw data

"Pao-t'ang Wu-chu or 'Bao-tang Wu-zhu' (保唐无住) (Chinese: 無住; Wu-chu; 714-774CE), head and founder of Pao-t'ang Monastery (Chinese: 保唐寺) at Chengtu, Szechwan located in south west China." -'ang_Wu-chu

"Wu-hsiang's successor, Wu-chu (714-774), lived in the monastery of Hoto-ji (Chin., Pao-t'ang-ssu) in Szechwan Province […]" Dumoulin et al. (2005:128)

"'The "Lidai fabao ji' was probably composed some time between 774 and 780 at the Bao Tang monastery in Zizhou, Jiannan (modern-day Sichuan), by an anonymous disciple ordisciples of the above-mentioned Bao Tang founder, Wuzhu." - Faure (2003:37)

"The Bao Tang monastery was in Yizhou [= the Yi State - tmc], the Chengdu area of Sichuan" Adamek (2007:407)

Input by: tmciolek, August 4, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 04 Aug 2012

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Bao-tang monastery, CN.

General location of the Bao-tang monastery, CN.
Lat 30.6667 Long 104.066
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2012.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=30.6667,104.066&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Baotang monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Sichuan Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 30.6667 Long 104.0667 - assumed to be either in or in the vicinity of Chengdu. The site could not be located (yet) in maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 4 Aug 2012.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • Ch'an/Zen

11. Date-early

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

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14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

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16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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