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The Eight Diciples of Confucius in Nanjing by Keith Richardson

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The Confucius Temple in Nanjing was originally constructed in the year of 1034 in the Song Dynasty. It was a place to worship and consecrate Confucius, the great philosopher and educator of ancient China. It is also known as Fuzimiao in Chinese. This temple suffered repeated damage and has been rebuilt on several occasions since that time. 1937 was the most destruction when it was burnt to ruin by Japanese aggressors. In 1984 the temple was rebuilt under the support of the local government. During the long process, the original building expanded to be a complex building in the architectural style of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, including the Confucius Temple itself, the Jiangnan Gongyuan (the place of imperial examinations) and the Xue Gong (the Imperial Academy). The complex is still called the Confucius Temple out of habit by locals and visitors. Each of the diciples helped Confucius according to their skills, that varied from one to the other. They stand on either side of the walk through the temple area leading to the elevated temple building.

I take great delight in good design, excellent photography, ongoing learning, and rising to creative challenges. Many of my photographic images on RedBubble are from extensive travels where I enjoy ‘getting to understand’ local customs and experiences. A second strand of my RedBubble portfolio is represented by various design projects.

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  • Nith
    Nithover 6 years ago

    ooh wow same same but different , nice shot

  • Thank you Nith.

    – Keith Richardson

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 6 years ago

    wonderful collage, great images and wonderful bio. hugsxxx

  • How you get to see so many images I cannot imagine, Hilary, but thanks!

    – Keith Richardson

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethover 6 years ago

    great montage of art. china’s history is sooooo full and long. amazing..

  • “china’s history is sooooo full and long. amazing..”
    I have to agree with you MT.

    – Keith Richardson

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 6 years ago

    Fantastic share thanks

  • Hi Coppertrees – great to hear from you. Glad you liked this one. Keith

    – Keith Richardson

  • Keith Richardson
    Keith Richardsonover 6 years ago

    A little larger for those, like me, who need stronger glasses…

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 6 years ago

    so very interesting, i love how different each and every beard is :)

  • Thanks Karin – it is even more interesting to look at the 8 bodies and to read the description plaques that accompany them. So much to admire, so little time….

    – Keith Richardson

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 6 years ago

    Great presented as a collage, lets us see and compare the art work done about each character,

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