The Southern Han Dhvaja in Dongguan and the Related Issues
ZHANG Ping-feng;School of History of Nanjing University;Nanjing Museum;
The chorographies of Dongguan and Guangdong since the Jiaqing Reign of the Qing Dynasty have documented multiple versions of the inscriptions on the Southern Han Dhvaja of Dongguan. Old rubbings have been published recently. By examining the existing data and re-recording the inscriptions on the front side of the Dhvaja, new understandings on the two important issues of the Dhvaja have been formed:First, this carved stone is not a tower but a Dhvaja and there was an additional five-story brick(or stone) tower built at the time; Second, the purpose to build this Dhvaja was not to subdue elephants, but to release the souls of the killed elephants.
【CateGory Index】： K877.44