Taiyuan-2 monastery, (in) Xi'an, Shaanxi, CN

Raw data

"[T]he Taiyuansi 太原寺 in Chang'an."

"Taiyuansi ֜ (later known as Western Chongfusi) in Chang’an […]" Chen (2002:59).

"Some sources say Fazang served at the Western Taiyuan Monastery [=Taiyuan-2] in Chang'an, but I agree with Yen Chuan-ying that it was the Eastern Taiyuan Monastery [=Taiyuan-1] in Luoyang [….] (also called the Fuxian Monastery and Weiguo Monastery) was established in Lady Yang's residence, which agrees with the statement in Fazang's biography that the empress established the Taiyuan Monastery by donating her mother's house." McNair (2007:2)

Input by: tmciolek, 29 Oct 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 1 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 Taiyuan-2 monastery, CN.

General location of the Taiyuan-2 monastery, CN.
lat=34.2622 long=108.9378
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://maps.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Taiyuan-2 monastery

2. Monastery's modern country

  • China:Shaanxi Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

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

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0667-99c - tmciolek 13 Dec 2012
  • 0633-66p 0667-99c 0700-32p dated-x

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

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

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