Category:Kong Miao - 1504 - Hongzhi Year 17 Temple Repair Stele

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English: A tortoise-borne stele dated Year 17 of Hongzhi era (1504), with the emperor's inscription regarding the repair of the Temple of Confucius (Kong Miao). The stele is located outdoors (the original pavilion having fallen apart), in front of the western stele pavilion that's in front of the God of Literature Pavilion (奎文阁, Kui Wen Ge) on the grounds of the Temple of Confucius in Qufu.

The stele is 4 m tall, 2.2 m wide, 0.54 m thick. Its bixi tortoise is 4 m long, 2.2 m wide, 1.1 m tall.

The stele is described as item 98 of the Ming Dynasty section, pp pp 444-446, of the book:

  • 骆承烈 (Luo Chenglie), ed. (2001), 石头上的儒家文献-曲阜的碑文录 (Shitou-shang-de Rujia Wenxian - Qufu-de Bei Wen Lu, "Confucian writing in stone: a catalog of inscriptions on Qufu's steles"), vol. 1, 齐鲁书社 (Jinlu Shushe), ISBN 7-5333-0781-X.

中文(简体)‎: 弘治十七年御制重建孔子庙碑