The Eight Diciples of Confucius in Nanjing

Keith Richardson

Port Melbourne, Australia

  • Available
    Products
    12
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 12

Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

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.

Artwork Comments

  • Nith
  • Keith Richardson
  • hilarydougill
  • Keith Richardson
  • MuscularTeeth
  • Keith Richardson
  • coppertrees
  • Keith Richardson
  • Keith Richardson
  • © Karin Taylor
  • Keith Richardson
  • barnsis
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.