Dongping County (simplified Chinese: 东平县; traditional Chinese: 東平縣; pinyin: Dōngpíng Xiàn; lit.: 'eastern peace') is a county in the southwestern part of Tai'an, in the west of Shandong Province, China.
Location in Tai'an
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In 2007 a remarkable series of well-preserved frescoes dating to the Western Han Period (206 BC - 25 AD) was discovered in a tomb as construction workers were excavating for a planned shopping mall. The frescoes show, among other things, one of the earliest pictorial representations of Confucius meeting Laozi.
Examples of the frescoesEdit
This region is home to many Buddhist temples and some remarkable Buddhist inscriptions, originally texts were carved during the Northern Qi, but in the eleventh century these were carved over with pictorial images of Buddhas.
|Dongping||东平街道||dōng píng||The new capital of county (新县城)|
|Zhoucheng||州城街道||zhōu chéng||The old capital of county (老县城,千年宋城)|
|Pengji||彭集街道||péng jí||Peng's market (彭家集)|
|Timen||梯门镇||tī mén||ladder door|
|Jieshan||接山镇||jiē shān||The mountain greet the emperor (接驾山)|
|Laohu||老湖镇||lǎo hú||Old Lake|
|Xinhu||新湖镇||xīn hú||New Lake|
|Shahezhan||沙河站镇||shā hé zhàn|
|Yinshan||银山镇||yín shān||Silver mountain|
|Daimiao||戴庙镇||dài miào||Dài temple (戴家庙)|
|Banjiudian||斑鸠店镇||bān jiū diàn||Turtledove shop|
|Shanglaozhuang||商老庄乡||shāng lǎo zhuāng|
|Jiuxian||旧县乡||jiù xiàn||Old County|
- Wang and Ledderose
- Ha, Jungmin. (2016) Shaping Religious and Cultural Aspiration: Engraved Sutras in Southwestern Shandong Province from the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577 CE), China. Phd Dissertation. Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University. https://dukespace.lib.duke.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/10161/12216/Ha_duke_0066D_13425.pdf
- Wang, Yongbo and Ledderose, Lothar. (2014) Buddhist Stone Sutras in China. (Vol.1) Shandong Sheng = Shandong Province. edited by Wang Yongbo and Lothar Ledderose.Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz ; Hangzhou : China Academy of Art Press, 2014.
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