Xiuding monastery, (near) Qingliang Shancun, Henan, CN

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"[A Sui Dynasty (581-618)] richly decorated cubic pagoda of Xiuding Monastery 修定寺 near Anyang 安陽/Henan […] is covered with many thousand relief tiles." - http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Tang/sui-arts.html

"Xiuding Temple Pagoda in Anyang of Henan Province
The pagoda is at the foot of the southeastern part of Qingliang Mountain thirty-five kilometers north of Anyang County.
There are no historical records about the pagoda's construction, but there are inscriptions above the door on its southern side that date back to the Tang, Song and Kin dynasties.
We know from these inscriptions that the pagoda was already there in 870 in the Tang Dynasty. Analysis of the structure and style of the carvings shows that the pagoda is a relic of the early Tang Dynasty, namely, it was built between 627 and 649." - http://www.china.org.cn/english/TR-e/43112.htm

"安阳 修定寺塔 The Pagoda of Xiuding Temple (758-762, Tang Dynasty), Qingliangshan Village, Leikou County, Anyang, Henan Province, China […] 36° 11' 44.19" N 113° 59' 54.55" E [= Lat 36.19560833 Long 113.9984861 - tmciolek]" - http://www.panoramio.com/photo/52091810
Input by: tmciolek, Jun 17, 2011

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 31 Jul 2014

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Xiuding monastery, CN.

General location of the Xiuding monastery, CN.
Lat 36.19560833 Long 113.9984861
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2011.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

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3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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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

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8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag: 0567-99p 0600-32p - tmciolek 31 Jul 2014
0567-99p 0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99c 0700-32c 0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32p dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

MBM chrono-tag: 0867-99c - tmciolek 31 Jul 2014

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

  • archaeological, stylistical

16. Additional notes

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

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