Joss stone dating

It is not enough to rely on secondary sources or oral tradition.

It is also not enough just to cite primary sources which state that a temple dedicated to the same deity or sponsored by the same organization formerly existed in the same area as the present one, as is the case with both the Tin How and Kong Chow temples.

This is the first of two pages on shrines, temples, and the ceremonial halls of Chinese organizations.

Neither page gives details about the beliefs of the religions involved.

As neither form of evidence is available in the case of the San Francisco temples, partly due to the earthquake and fire of 1906, one must turn to another kind of proof dated temple furnishings such as bells or drums, inscription boards, altar carvings, censers, hangings, and so forth.

As was the case in several smaller Californian cities, such furnishings were normally moved when temples are rebuilt or relocated.

The oldest active Chinese temple in Canada is on the fourth floor of a building at Fisgard and Government Streets in Victoria's Chinatown.

The building is owned by the local Hakka association, the Yen Wo Society , is older than the association.Those wishing to learn more about the tenets of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and the less formal belief systems of North American Chinese will find them discussed on many other websites.Our concern here is with the physical aspects of religious and secular ritual, and what these tell us about the histories, societies, and psychologies of Chinese immigrants who found themselves in a new land, empty of the ancient religious symbols and sacred places that had sustained their ancestors' spiritual welfare.The question is, did the shrine belong to an independent temple or has it always been part of the CCBA? S., most such temples seem to have been originally independent, although often taken over by more secular organizations within a few decades of their founding.Amos and Wong say that the shrine was moved to the school in 1966 from the CCBA's headquarters on Fisgard Street [ (Gang Zhou) Association temple on Pine Street (recently moved to Stockton Street) or a temple dedicated to Tin How 天后 (Tian Hou) on Waverly Place.The secret was high-carbon "white" (gray-brown on the outside but silvery white when freshly broken) cast iron, which Chinese foundrymen had discovered by 400 BC, almost 1700 years before European iron makers began producing it.

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