Mr. Li Chun Tung: Empowered by the Cosmos: The Yonglegong and Yuan Dynasty Politics

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Date: 29 April 2010
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Room 238 Main Building

In 1244 the former Lüzhuci or the Shrine of Taoist Patriarch Lü Dongbin (798-?) in Yongle county was burned down and by 1262 was reconstructed on a grander scale. During the eighteen years that it took to rebuild the temple, the Mongols were consolidating their power in northern China. The reconstruction of the temple, commonly known as Yonglegong, is a testimony to the friendship between the Quanzhen Taoist order and the rising Mongol polity. The mural paintings in the Sanqing Dian (Hall of Three Purities) were completed by 1325 … (Please click on the image to read more)