Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Buddhist monks at Champutong (Puhua Si, Bingzhongluo), 1928.

champutong, originally uploaded by mutikonka1.

When Joseph Rock visited the monastery at Champutong (Bingzhongluo) in 1928 it was only a few years after the whole site had been burnt down by Chinese autorities, in retaliation for the killing of Catholic priests in the late 19th century. He found a dilapidated monastery and a handful of monks.

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