Photo, Print, Drawing Mei lun mei Huan de Taibei Longshan si 美輪美奐的臺北龍山寺
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- Mei lun mei Huan de Taibei Longshan si
- The Magnificent Longshan Temple in Taipei
- The Longshan Temple is the most famous ancient temple in Taipei. Built in 1738 by settlers from the Chinese mainland who founded a trading post at the site 15 years previously, the temple was where local residents worshipped the Guanyin Bodhisattva and looked to it for protection and the resolution of disputes. In the Sino-French War of 1884-85, the temple became a rallying point for the successful defense of Taiwan against French troops. Earthquakes, storms, and a major termite assault obliged the community to rebuild the temple at various times in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1945, allied bombing directed against the Japanese occupiers destroyed the temple, but the statue of Guanyin, beneath which many people from the neighborhood had taken refuge, remained intact.
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- Taipei : [Publisher not identified], [1920 to 1929]
- - China--Taiwan--Taipei
- - 1920 to 1929
- - Buddhist temples
- - Japanese occupation, 1895-1945
- - Longshan Temple
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource at: National Central Library.
- - 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
- 1 online resource.
- Taipei During the Japanese Occupation Period
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Chicago citation style:
Mei lun mei Huan de Taibei Longshan si. Taiwan China Taipei, 1920. [Taipei: Publisher not identified, to 1929] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668766/.
APA citation style:
(1920) Mei lun mei Huan de Taibei Longshan si. Taiwan China Taipei, 1920. [Taipei: Publisher not identified, to 1929] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668766/.
MLA citation style:
Mei lun mei Huan de Taibei Longshan si. [Taipei: Publisher not identified, to 1929] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668766/>.