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Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures$
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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263242

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.001.0001

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Carving Sutras into Stone before the Catastrophe: The Inscription of 1118 at Cloud Dwelling Monastery near Beijing

Carving Sutras into Stone before the Catastrophe: The Inscription of 1118 at Cloud Dwelling Monastery near Beijing

Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Culture

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(p.381) Carving Sutras into Stone before the Catastrophe: The Inscription of 1118 at Cloud Dwelling Monastery near Beijing
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Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures
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Lothar Ledderose

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.003.0015

This lecture discusses the unearthed engraved stones created by the Buddhist monks of the Cloud Dwelling Monastery. It reveals that the rubbings of the inscriptions on these stones can help in analysing the doctrinal predilections of Tongli. The slabs that were excavated even contain two short texts which were written by Tongli himself, further proving the point that he was a leading figure in the Chan Buddhist school, and had close ties to the imperial court of the Liao dynasty.

Keywords:   engraved stones, Buddhist monks, Cloud Dwelling Monastery, doctrinal predilections, Tongli, Chan Buddhist school, Liao dynasty

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