WANNIAN SI, EMEISHAN, EXTERIOR OF SAMANTABHADRA HALL. PHOTO: JOSEFA GREEN – TAASA Review June 2014
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This article was originally found in the June 2014 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 23, Issue 2, Page 17).
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Remarkably, five of the dozen known examples of beamless halls were the work of a Chan Buddhist monk, Fudeng (15401613), often referred to by his religious name Miaofeng.
A sixth posthumous example also shows signs of his influence.
The beamless hall was radically different from that of traditional buildings...