Guangming monastery, (in) Luoyang, Henan, CN

Raw data

"Zhan Ziqian (fl Sui dynasty, AD 581-618). Chinese painter. After the defeat of the Northern Zhou (557-81), he was summoned to Chang'an (now Xi'an, Shaanxi Province) by the victorious new emperor, Wendi (reg 582-604). […] Zhan Ziqian was among the best of the artists who traversed the land to the growing numbers of Buddhist monasteries and temples, producing wall paintings for Guangming si, Lingbao si and Yunhua si in Luoyang (Henan Province) and Yunhua si Chang'an, for Dongan si in Jiangdu (now Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province) and for other temples in western Zhejiang Province. Tang period (AD 618-907) writers recalled Zhan's wall painting Eight Kings Dividing the Shari (Skt sarira, the relics of a Buddha after cremation), a popular theme in Buddhist painting during the Sui period, at the Chan Buddhist monastery Longxing si in Chengdu, Sichuan Province."

Input by: tmciolek, Oct 29, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 01 Nov 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 Guangming monastery, CN.

General location of the Guangming monastery, CN.
Lat 34.6697 Long 112.4422
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2012.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=34.6697,112.4422&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Guangming monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Henan Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • [missing data]

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

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0600-32c - tmciolek 13 Dec 2012
  • 0567-99p 0600-32c 0633-66p dated-x

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

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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18. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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