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Insightful and thoroughly depressing. The WSJ documents entire Uyghur neighborhoods devoid of Uyghur people, former… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The tomb comprises a single chamber with an entranceway at the south, and alcoves on the north, east and west sides… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A lot of people have been asking about numbers. Between 80,000 and 100,000 people have been simultaneously viewing… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@LetsBlameChina 我也好像见过。

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10. The abbot Honglun and his brother the monastic supervisor [...][...][jue?] set up this stone.

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9. One day Honglun commanded me to write an epitaph as a record. As I agreed to do so, I cannot avoid putting toget… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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8. Master Xin was the teacher of Honglun, so Honglun exerted all his effort and put his whole heart into it in orde… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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7. From [Master] Juan up to [Master] Xin there have already been four generations [of masters]. When he was close t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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6. On the 5th day of the 3rd month of the 4th year (jimao year) of the Zhenglong era [26 March 1159 in the Julian c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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5. In 4th year of the Tianhui era of the Great Jin, on a wushen day (=7 March 1126?), a great [Jurchen] army besieg… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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4. The Manjushri Temple of Hongfu Monastery in Xiangzhou (=Anyang) was founded during the Qingli era [1041-1048] of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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3. Arriving at birth, the carnal body has a house and family to depend on; arriving at extinction, the mortal remai… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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2. As to being without birth yet there is birth, being without extinction yet there is extinction, only an enlighte… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The following is my rough attempt at a translation of the above memorial tablet. Corrections and improvements welco… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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一日命予作銘以記之予既確辞不免聊以成言銘曰
  故墳随數壞 新塔以時興 孝道人簽議
  真猷萬世稱   院 主 僧 洪論
          并弟監院僧 ??覺 立石

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主僧洪論以正隆四年己卯三月初五日奉其靈骨
改葬於西陵鄉孫平村豎之以支提植之以松柏使
後世之徙不忘其歸敬自 捐至 新今已四世耳
新公將逝而有遺言故附之於塔邊 新公乃論之
師也論乃竭其力盡其心以辦兹緣人莫不欽歎之

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大金重遷祖塔誌   沙門 善篪 撰
夫無生而生無滅而滅唯達者之能明洎乎生也色
身有家舍之所依洎乎滅也遺形有墳隴之所藏此
其世間不易之道自古不無矣相之洪福寺文殊院
始自大宋慶曆中以遠祖 捐公等同會一塔葬之
於城西開元寺之旁時以  大… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Responding to the #BookCoverChallenge by @cosmicore. No explanations (unless specifically requested), just covers.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…