Jianye monastery, (in) Nanjing, Jiangsu, CN

Raw data

"[…] Wu's capital was at Jianye (建業; present-day Nanjing, Jiangsu), but at times it was also at Wuchang (武昌; present-day Ezhou, Hubei)" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Wu

"Kang Senghui (traditional: 康僧會; simplified: 康僧会; pinyin: Kāng Sēnghuì; died 280) was a Buddhist monk and translator during the Three Kingdoms period of ancient China. He was born in Jiaozhi (Chinese 交趾; modern day northern Vietnam), in the extreme south of the Chinese empire. He was the son of a Sogdian merchant. Kang contributed to the diffusion and translation of Buddhist sutras into the Chinese language.
Kang is known as Khương Tăng Hội in Vietnam […]" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kang_Senghui

"Though having studied Buddhism and entered his monkhood in Giao Chau [an area which is now Northern Vietnam, 交州 - tmciolek], Khuong Tang Hoi’s [same as Tang Hoi or Kang Senghui - tmciolek] prestige was great when he propagated Buddhism in Jianye [was it 建業; present-day Nanjing - tmciolek; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiankang]. He was respected by King Sun Quan who ordered the construction of the "Kien So" pagoda and monks’ meeting hall called Phat Da ly (Buddha’s place). The word "Kien So" suggests that before that time there had been no pagoda and no monks’ meeting hall in Jianye in particular and in general, though King Sun Quan had before received and lavishly entertained Chi Khiem [ven.chikhiem], a Buddhist recluse in Central India, who had fled from Luoyang." Dinh Minh Chi et al. (2009).

Input by: tmciolek Jul 23 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 23 Jul 2013

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 Jianye monastery, CN.

General location of the Jianye monastery, CN.
Lat 32.0026 Long 118.7271
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Jianye monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Jiangsu Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 32.0026 Long 118.7271 - based on visual identification of the intersection of the Aioti St. and Jiangdong Middle Road in the Jianye suburb of Nanjing, Maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com. This is an abstract point selected ro represent a possible location of the monastery in question - tmciolek, 23 Jul 2013.

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 - Nhat Hahn (2001:15)

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

MBM chrono-tag 0267-99c - tmciolek 23 Jul 2013
0267-99c 0300-32p dated-e

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)
  • In the late 3rd century CE the temple was a place of temporary residence of "Chi Khiem [ven.chikhiem], a Buddhist recluse in Central India, who had fled from Luoyang." Dinh Minh Chi et al. (2009).

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

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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. 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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