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[Buddhist Art]The Cult and the Iconography of the Water-moon Guanyin

A Study of a Water-moon Guanyin statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Guanyin, is the Chinese name for Avalokitesvara, the Buddhist deity of compassion, who was created by the end of the sixth century as independent figures because Guanyin became a deity to lead souls to afterlife, to give prosperity, and more importantly to give childbearing.   3,297 more words

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TDISH: The Forgotten Dynasty of One

On April 25, 1644, a former shepherd and blacksmith, Li Hongji, defeated the armies of the Chongzhen Emperor of the once mighty Ming Dynasty in the Battle of Beijing.  189 more words

This Date In History

Lines 11-20

(Click on “Annotations to Lines 11-20” to see notes on this section, which is the 2nd installment in my translation of the entire… 161 more words


Mingx refere-se à dinastia chinesa Ming, que acompanhou o início de um riquíssimo período de trocas comerciais com o Ocidente.
E Konstantin Grcic nem é destes maneirismos, mas agora que o fez fê-lo bem feito. 175 more words

The Intro and First 10 Lines

(Click on “Annotations” to see notes on this first section of the Huangling Bei translation.)

孝子皇帝元璋謹述: The filial son, emperor Yuanzhang, sincerely relates: 264 more words


Annotations to the intro and first 10 lines

NOTE: Text highlighted in blue is quoted from the post “The Intro and First 10 Lines, which has the full Chinese text and English translation of this section to the Huangling Bei. 1,333 more words

大明皇陵之碑 The Imperial Tomb Tablet of the Great Ming, the "Huangling Bei"

The town of Fengyang 凤阳, to the north of Anhui Province in the heart of China, may seem at first glance to be an ordinary, and rather unremarkable, provincial outpost.  317 more words