Anchan Monastery, sutra hall  安禪寺藏經殿

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Place Type: 

Names

  • sutra hall (English)
  • 藏經殿 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 藏经殿 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Cángjīngdiàn (Pinyin)
  • Ts'ang-ching-tien (Wade-Giles)
  • Anchansi zangjingdian (English)
  • 安禪寺藏經殿 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 安禅寺藏经殿 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Zangjingdian

Location

  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 37.42453333° Long. 112.5473333°
  • Building Information

    The zangjingidan (藏经殿) or the sutra repository hall of Anchansi is built on a brick podium. The front façade is 3-bays wide and the depth is 3-bays. The central bay is twice as wide as the side bays. It has a single eaves hip-gable roof, laid with yellow and green glazed tiles with square centers. Under the eaves are four layer bracket sets (pūzuò) with a single huágŏng (petal bracket arm) and a locust head style shuătóu (trifling-tip), there is one intercolumnar bracket set in each bay. The entasis (chamfering) of the column is prominent. The original system of woodwork/latticework is no longer extant.1
    Date 960-1125
    Dynasty Northern Song 960 - 1127 2

    Works Cited

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    • 1 国家文物局, 中国文物地图集. 山西分册, III (xia): 762; 57-C1-1.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
    • 2 WILKINSON, Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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    Tracy Miller, “Anchan Monastery, sutra hall 安禪寺藏經殿 ” in Architectura Sinica last modified September 24, 2020, https://architecturasinica.org/place/000124.

    Bibliography:

    Tracy Miller, “Anchan Monastery, sutra hall 安禪寺藏經殿 .” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published March 21, 2018. https://architecturasinica.org/place/000124.

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    Entry Title: Anchan Monastery, sutra hall 安禪寺藏經殿

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    • Tracy Miller, editor, Architectura Sinica
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    • Data entry, editing and proof correction 2010, 2011 and 2018 by Tracy Miller
    • Adding citations by Yuh-Fen Benda
    • Initial translation 2010 by Lydia Ohl
    • Edited 2011 by Cole Garrett
    • Modified 2017 by WONG Pui See

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