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China and its Past: Return, Reinvention, Forgetting

The Heritage of the Temples, a Heritage in Stone: An Overview of Beijing’s Religious Epigraphy

Marianne Bujard and Xi Ju

Abstract

Out of the thousands of temples that still existed in Beijing before the 1950s, less than a dozen are nowadays active, the remaining ones having been either abandoned or destroyed. However, the commemorative inscriptions that were carved on stelae for centuries and that still remain on rubbings enable us to understand whole sections of the history of temples and of the religious life of the capital.

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Marianne Bujard and Xi Ju, « The Heritage of the Temples, a Heritage in Stone: An Overview of Beijing’s Religious Epigraphy », China Perspectives [Online], 2007/4 | 2007, Online since 10 April 2008, connection on 28 July 2014. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/2503

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