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Lushan County, Sichuan

Lushan County, Sichuan
County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Chinese 芦山县
 • Pinyin Lúshān Xiàn
Location of the county
Location of the county
Country China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture-level city Ya'an
Area
 • Total 1,364 km2 (527 sq mi)
Population (2010) 109,029
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 625600
Area code(s) 0835
Website www.yals.gov.cn

Lushan County, Sichuan is a county of Sichuan Province, China. It is under the administration of Ya'an city.

Contents

  • Historical Monuments 1
  • 2013 earthquake 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4

Historical Monuments

An ancient monument, located in Lushan County and dating to 205 AD of the Eastern Han Dynasty, is the remains of the mausoleum of Fan Min (樊敏).[1][2] It is known as "Fan Min's Gate Towers and Sculptures" (樊敏阙及石刻), and, according to the archaeologist Chêng Tê-k'un (1957), includes the earliest extant full-size tortoise-born stele.[3] The stele has rounded top with a dragon design in low relief - a precursor to the "two intertwined dragons" design that was very common on such steles even in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, over a thousand years later.[3]

2013 earthquake


Notes

  1. ^ Segalen 1995, pp. 68–69
  2. ^ Harrist, Robert E. (2008), The landscape of words: stone inscriptions from early and medieval China, University of Washington Press, p. 72  (snippet view only on Google Books)
  3. ^ a b Chêng, Tê-kun (1957), Archaeological studies in Szechwan, Cambridge University Press, p. 144 . The author's name would be spelled Zheng Dekun in Pinyin.

References

  • Segalen, Victor (1995), "Chine. La grande statuaire", and "Les origines de la statuaire en Chine", Collections Bouquins, Editions Robert Laffont  (Posthumous publication, based on research done in 1909-1917)

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