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Stele record of Beizhen Temple, 1708(北鎮廟碑文,1708) Jia, Jinhua; Yang, Zhaohua; Li, Lin; Yuan, Xiaoli; Tian, Menglu

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This stele stands in the second pavilion behind the Hall of Divine Horses(神馬殿)and in front of the Imperial Incense Hall (御香殿) of Beizhen Temple. The size of this stele is 236cm (body height), 109cm (width), and 31cm (depth). The body of this stele is badly efflorescent, and there are cracks on the surface. This stele sits on a tortoise-shaped base and has a dragon forehead; there are four characters, “Yu Zhi Bei Wen 御製碑文” (Stele Record Erected by the Emperor), on the front of the stele forehead. This stele was established in the 47th year of Kangxi (1708). The content of this stele, which records the renovation of Beizhen Temple, was composed and calligraphed by Emperor Kangxi in two different languages: Chinese and Manchu.

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