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  Daqin Pagoda - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Daqin Pagoda (大秦塔) in Zhouzhi, Shaanxi Province, China is the remnant of the earliest surviving Christian church in China.
An earthquake severely damaged the pagoda in 1556 and it was finally abandoned.
Inside the pagoda, artistic works in both western and Asiatic style can still be found, among them Jonah at the walls of Nineveh, a nativity scene and Syriac graffiti.
www.free-definition.com /Da-Qin-Pagoda.html   (225 words)

 Da Qin
Da Qin is a pagoda[?] built about 640 AD by early Christians who came to Chang'an (now Xi'an) over the Silk Road.
The temple still exists and is located on the grounds of Lou Guan temple, about 50 miles southwest of Xi'an.
Da Qin was "rediscovered" in 1998 and its roots in early Chinese Christianity were recognized.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/da/Da_Qin.html   (90 words)

 Xi'an and Emperor Qin's Terra-cotta Army
Emperor Qin's tomb lies about 20 miles east of the city and is a vast and wonderful treasure to visit and explore.
Qin's terracotta army consists of life-size figures of warriors, depicted in battle dress according to rank an unit, and numerous figures of horses and chariots, and this is only part of what is believed to be his grand tomb.
Emperor Qin ordered the construction of his tomb when he was only 13 years old, an order that involved hundreds of thousands of workers and thirty-six years to complete.
www.anniebees.com /China/China_42.htm   (1129 words)

 Da Qin Pagoda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Da Qin Pagoda in Zhouzhi, Lou Guan Tai, Shannxi, China is the remnant of the earliest surviving Christian church in China.
Persecution of Christians in China led to the abandonment of Da Qin at ca.
An earthquake damaged the pagoda severly in 1556 and it was finally abandonned.
www.portaljuice.com /da_qin_pagoda.html   (177 words)

 Online edition of Sunday Observer - Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Therefore the permission to construct the Da Qin Christ Pagoda with a Christian monastery and study centre here, has been a result of the special favour of the emperor who is reported to have believed that the Christian faith had contributed something valuable to his country.
The Da Qin monastery was abandoned by the mid-eleventh century due to religious persecutions.
The Christ Pagoda thus discovered after several years of abandonment has now been restored by the Chinese Archaeological Authority and is indicated as 8th great Christian monastery of Da Qin in large Chinese characters displaced therein.
www.sundayobserver.lk /2002/03/31/fea07.html   (1830 words)

A Pagoda is a building in buddhist temples mostly in South-East Asia.
The name pagoda is actually the name for Burmese building style, however it became the main english term.
The biggest pagoda is the Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, with a height of 127 meters.
www.fact-library.com /pagoda.html   (143 words)

 Discovering the Nestorian Pagoda
We parked the car in front of a row of mud brick houses, part of a cluster of such houses and courtyards of the village at the foot of the hill, or low mountain, on which the pagoda was built.
Unrelated to the pagoda, the figure at the top appears to be the image of a Persian, which is the area from which these missionaries would have come.
The pagoda is standing in a small area in the midst of crops, including a lot of corn, extending from the base of the hill to the top.
www.lynnsupdate.com /discovering_the_nestorian_pagoda.htm   (2160 words)

 ipedia.com: Xi'an Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Qin Dynasty (221 BC-206 BC) constructed its capital in the north shore of Wei River, which was burned by Xiang Yu at the end of the dynasty.
This pagoda was constructed for the storage of the translation of Master Xuan Zang.
The Tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi and his Terracotta Army are located outside the city.
www.ipedia.com /xi_an.html   (732 words)

 Big Goose Pagoda in Xian
Standing in the Da Ci'en Temple complex, it attracts numerous visitors for its fame in the Buddhist religion, its simple but appealing style of construction, and its new square in front of the temple.
Inside the pagoda, stairs twist up so that visitors can climb and overlook the panorama of Xian City from the arch-shaped doors on four sides of each storey.
Surrounding Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the scenery is also quite charming, especially the square north of the Da Ci'en Temple.
www.warriortours.com /cityguides/xian/big_goose_pagoda.htm   (984 words)

 Asia Society: Speech by Martin Palmer, Secretary General, Alliance of Religions and Conservation
Yet in the 8th century, when the Da Qin monastery was at its height, the Church stretched three times as far as the Church of the West and had probably twice as many churches and Christians as the Church of the West.
At an archaeological level, the discovery and planned excavation of Da Qin is as important as the discovery of the terra cotta warriors.
At Da Qin we shall be creating a Museum and Centre of the West in Ancient China.
www.asiasociety.org /speeches/palmer.html   (5302 words)

 Order of Nazorean Essenes
This beautiful pagoda appears to be the surviving remains of a Monastic library originally containing 530 Aramaic religious documents of the Religion of Light.
Local seismic activity threatens the structural stability of the pagoda, and flooding was weakened buried sections and damaged artworks.
This Pagoda is the surviving remains of a second.
essenes.net /DaQin.html   (393 words)

 FCC News
One is the pagoda, visible on the hillside for miles around, though leaning and severely damaged inside by two 17th century earthquakes.
The other is a huge standing tablet of fl marble, similar to many erected in the area, which dates from 781 and bears a carved account of the history of the mission and the essentials of the faith.
This Nestorian Tablet was found in the vicinity of the pagoda in 1623 and is now in a museum in Xi'an which was also on the FCC group's itinerary.
www.users.surfaid.org /~bagnall/fcc/news/menu.html   (1110 words)

 Xi'an -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This pagoda was constructed for the storage of the translation of the Buddha Sutra obtained from India by the monk (Click link for more info and facts about Xuan Zang) Xuan Zang.
The Tomb of (Click link for more info and facts about Qin Shi Huang) Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇) and his (Click link for more info and facts about Terracotta Army) Terracotta Army are located 40kms to the east of the city's suburbs.
The (Click link for more info and facts about Big Wild Goose Pagoda) Big Wild Goose Pagoda and (Click link for more info and facts about Small Wild Goose Pagoda) Small Wild Goose Pagoda are both spectacular towers and both are well over 1000 years old and have mostly survived great earthquakes.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/x/xi/xian.htm   (1235 words)

 The Jesus Sutras by Martin Palmer
The map marked the site of a pagoda, or tower, identified as the Da Qin monastery, all that remained of a much larger structure that could be as much as fourteen hundred years old.
On the statue at Da Qin, the remains of a hand resting on the bent knee show that the figure had held something, although it is now gone.
In the center of the pagoda were the remnants of a wooden staircase that had connected all the floors through a stairwell that went directly through the core of the pagoda.
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 Little Penguin, Little Bear, and Little Flamingo's Crazy Adventures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Qin tied the raft to the pole where the lantern was hanging.
Qin said, "According to the ancients, the cave with the cure is on the ninth mountain, in the ninth entrance to the cave." Little Penguin asked, "The ancients?" Qin said, "Yes.
Qin said, "This is the land of Tang-Chin.
geosc.psu.edu /~lhorodys/tpwonline/tpw/templates/00li.php?issue=020600   (1046 words)

 City Guide of Xian,City Wall,Bell Tower,Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses,Wild Goose Pagoda,Qianling Tomb,Huaqing Hot ...
The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the main constructions in the famous Buddhist temple-Da-Ci-En Temple is situated at south of the Xian city.
In AD 652, the Big Goose Pagoda was built to store the sutras and the figurines of Buddha, which were brought from India by a famous Buddhist translator and traveler Tang Sanzang, also known by his Buddhist name as Xuanzang.
The Big Goose Pagoda is a brick-tower architecture, with a height of 64 meters (210 miles), occupies a base 25 meters by 25 meters (82 feet) square.
www.discoverchinatours.com /cityguide/cityguide_xian.htm   (1670 words)

 Geographical: Church of the East in peril: excavations are urgently required to preserve Da Qin, the earliest Christian ...
Geographical: Church of the East in peril: excavations are urgently required to preserve Da Qin, the earliest Christian remains in China.
Church of the East in peril: excavations are urgently required to preserve Da Qin, the earliest Christian remains in China.
The Da Qin monastery was built shortly after 650AD, while its associated -- and extant -- eight-storey pagoda was built some 180 years later.
calbears.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_hb3120/is_200112/ai_n7779935   (311 words)

 The Jesus Sutras : Rediscovering the Lost Scrolls of Taoist Christianity
Meanwhile, the history side of the tale aims to put Da Qin society in context for the non-specialist.
When we are told, for example, that the Da Qin monks treated women in a far more just and enlightened manner than did their Confucian and Buddhist contemporaries, can we trust the statement?
What readers need now is a new translation of the Da Qin sutras--a book that eschews mythmaking and illuminates the instrinsic beauty of the texts themselves.
www.quizbox.com /resources/books/details.aspx?id=0345434242   (2670 words)

 March 4, 2002
Around 1300 the pagoda was converted into a Buddhist temple and then was sealed in 1556, when damage from an earthquake caused it to lean perilously.
The Da Qin monastery and pagoda have been added to the 2002 World Monuments Fund watch list of 100 most endangered sites, along with the Ohel Rachel Synagogue in Shanghai, an early-20th-century building that served the city's swelling population of Jewish refugees from Europe during the 1930's.
The Chinese director of the Da Qin project was the keynote speaker at a symposium on early Christianity in China, organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Science in Beijing in October, and several Chinese scholars plan to visit the site.
www.zindamagazine.com /html/archives/2002/3.4.02/index.php   (8433 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Its not that the royal tombs or the warriors that have become more attractive to me but I want to see a pagoda there that is the last remains of a Christian monastery from the 7th century.
The pagoda contained a ten foot by five statue of the nativity in a Taoist setting.
In the foreign enclave they built the first Christian monastery in China and twelve years later the recently discovered Da Qin monastery was built near the Taoist Lou Guan Tai centre.
www.columban.com /earlychina.htm   (3131 words)

 Silk Road Paved With Christian Tradition (1,500 Y.O. Church In Western China)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Martin Palmer, an English Sinologist, was searching western China in 1998 for a pagoda, which was all that was left of the monastery of Da Qin.
He believed the pagoda was a remnant of the Christians who for several hundred years flourished along the ancient Silk Road.
These were the people who founded Da Qin and whose successors for almost a thousand years acted as a strong and vibrant Christian tradition in China.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/fr/810987/posts   (817 words)

 -- Beliefnet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In fact, the early Christian influence in China apparently ended in 845, soon after the pagoda was built, when the Tang Dynasty turned against religion, destroying Buddhist temples, defrocking monks and perhaps attacking the Christian community.
The book contained a curious hand-drawn map that referred to a pagoda as Da Qin, which means “from the west,” or can refer to the Roman Empire.
The pagoda’s location was depicted inaccurately, probably because Japanese spies charting the area in code created the map, Palmer believes.
www.belief.net /story/71/story_7182_4.html   (241 words)

 The Church of the East
The Da Qin monastery was probably destroyed then (but not the Pagoda).
The first is dated 720 CE written by Su Yun, a monk at Da Qin monastery.
In the capital the Da Qin monastery was erected for 21 monks and the Emperor wrote for a sign:
www.change.freeuk.com /learning/relthink/jesussutras.html   (7975 words)

 History of Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Recently discovered in this complex are the remains of a Christian Church, a pagoda known as Da Qin.
From the outside, the only defining feature that marks this particular pagoda out from any other ancient Chinese pagoda in the area is the direction the terrace upon which the Da Qin pagoda stands, which was cut into the mountain to run east-west rather than the traditional Chinese direction of North-South.
These scrolls were discovered by a Taoist priest, in the midst of a sealed library that contained Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian works as well as art.
www.adamantius.net /Assyrian_church_of_the_east.htm   (3182 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As Christianity expanded in the East, it encountered the Chinese Culture in which faith in Christ had to be understood within its cultural context.
In front of the pagoda is a replica of the Stone Sutra (now located in the old Confucian temple on San Xue Street, Xi'an City) originally erected in 781 A.D. probably when the Christian monastery was dedicated.
The Da Qin monastery was destroyed and only its lonely pagoda remains standing to this day.
www.brogilbert.org /christ-culture/5christ_tao.HTM   (921 words)

 PAGODA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Search the PAGODA Family Message Boards at Ancestry.com (if available).
Search the PAGODA Family Resource Center at RootsWeb.com (if available).
Find graves of people named PAGODA at Find-a-Grave.com (or add one that you know).
www.worldhistory.com /surname/US/P/PAGODA.htm   (73 words)

 New evidence for ancient Chinese church
Martin Palmer, director of the England-based Alliance of Religions and Conservation, claims to have discovered the oldest surviving evidence to date of a Christian church in China, near the ancient capitol of Xian.
When he questioned a Buddhist nun from the area about the building, she confirmed that it was known as a famous Christian site throughout China.
Inside Da Qin, Palmer said he found evidence of Christian activity, including a clay figure he believes is meant to represent the Virgin Mary.
www.canadianchristianity.com /cgi-bin/bc.cgi?bc/bccn/0701/intevidence   (346 words)

 Chinese Art - Graphic art: Calligraphy (www.chinaknowledge.org)
For the administration of the vast empire of China, a simplified style had developed that was written wish brush and ink on bamboo slips and later on paper.
Armies of scribes and clerks had to copy the edicts and imperial decretes of the centralized Qin state, most of their work was written on bamboo slips, using the Chancellary Script style (lishu 隸書) instead of the -meanwhile- standardized Small Seal Script (xiaozhuan 小篆 or Qin zhuan 秦篆).
Da Jiangjun Cao Zhen Bei 大將軍曹真碑(235 AD; the oldest example for the style of reverting the first stroke of a character, a technique called cangtou 藏頭 or huwei è­·å°¾)
www.chinaknowledge.org /Art/Calligraphy/calligraphy.html   (6805 words)

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