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Book/Printed Material Da qin jing jiao liu xing zhong guo bei 大秦景教流行中國碑

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Title

  • Da qin jing jiao liu xing zhong guo bei

Other Title

  • 大秦景教流行中國碑

Translated Title

  • Stele of the Spread of the Assyrian Teachings of the Great Qin to the Central States.

Summary

  • This stele was erected in the second year of the Jianzhong era of the Tang period (781 A.D.), by the Persian missionary Yazdhozid, in the Great Qin Temple. The text was composed by the Persian missionary Jingjing; the calligraphy is by Lü Xiuyan. The text of the stele describes the propagation of the "Luminous Teachings" (of the Assyrian Church of the East, sometimes erroneously referred to as Nestorians) in the Tang dynasty, including the translation into Chinese of the Assyrian religious text Sutra of the Teachings of the World-Honored One. The stele was unearthed in the third year of the Tianqi era of the Ming dynasty (1623), and was recognized as an important source for the propagation of Christianity in China. Western missionaries translated the text into Latin and sent it to Europe. The original stele is part of the Forest of Steles collection in Xi'an.

Names

  • Jingjing Author.
  • Lü, Xiuyan Calligrapher.

Created / Published

  • Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi Sheng : [Publisher not identified], 0781.

Headings

  • -  China--Shaanxi Province--Xi'an Shi
  • -  1736 to 1850
  • -  Inscriptions, Chinese
  • -  Tang dynasty, 618-907

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: Four sheets: main side rubbing 181 x 86 centimeters; top inscription rubbing, 46 x 31 centimeters; one narrow side rubbing 177 x 25 centimeters; the other narrow side rubbing 72 x 24 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of China.
  • -  Content in Chinese.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
  • -  Title revised per Asian Division.--cc28 2023-01-06

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Rubbings of Inscriptions on Metal and Stone

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667419

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Jingjing Author, and Xiuyan Calligrapher Lü. Da Qin Jing Jiao Liu Xing Zhong Guo Bei. [Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi Sheng: Publisher not identified, 0781] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667419/.

APA citation style:

Jingjing Author & Lü, X. C. (0781) Da Qin Jing Jiao Liu Xing Zhong Guo Bei. [Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi Sheng: Publisher not identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667419/.

MLA citation style:

Jingjing Author, and Xiuyan Calligrapher Lü. Da Qin Jing Jiao Liu Xing Zhong Guo Bei. [Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi Sheng: Publisher not identified, 0781] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667419/>.