"Guanzhi - nice inscriptions" Lianfeng Things to Do Tip by claude-andre

Lianfeng Things to Do: 6 reviews and 17 photos

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As in other sacred hills, you find nice inscriptions. I asked a Chinese scholar for translation. This is what I got (photograph 1):
These are artistic work or calligraphy. It's difficult or impossible to understand what they mean: everyone can interpret them how he wishes. If the reader can understand or thinks he understands it, it could be like a revelation.
Guanzhi Shan means "judge hat". It refers to the shape of the mountains as seen from a long distance. The green words were written by HUANG Gongpu from the Ming dynasty. He was a Confucianism specialist. He wrote 冠旨 Gun zhi (3rd tone in pinying). "Gun" means high and "zhi" means Emperor order. The prononciation of the words is the same as the one of mountain, but nobody explained its meaning till now.
The red characters are easiest to explain. They were written by GANLIN Zhuyang from the Qing dynasty. He is not a Han (his family name is not Han). He wrote "Shng you di yi guan": first view of the upper stream of a river. The location where the picture was taken is at the origin of three rivers: Ming Jiang, Jiu Long Jiang, Ding Jiang.
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  • Written Apr 20, 2008
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