1. Description of Our Community
Hongcheng Temple, also called Yuling Baota Temple, located in Xihe Town, Yongjing County, Linxia, Gansu Province, is a Tibetan Buddhism Sakya temple, having a long history. Yuling pagoda is a coffin tower that emperor Kublai Khan ordered the construction in Hehuang area for the entor of state. Hongcheng Temple in its heyday has more then 3000 monks. Hongcheng Temple was repeatedly damaged in history. The third year of the Tongzhi era in Qing dynasty, temple was fired because of rebellious, since then there was no monks living in temple permanently. In 1946, Sanshi Buddhist hall and Danzeng Yangsang hall were set up in the place of Hongcheng Temple. In 1958, Hongcheng Temple and Yuling pagoda were destroyed and wiped out in the Cultural Revolution, only huge well and groundwork was left which hard to find its former glory. As the national religious policies opening, local believers build a small Danzeng Yangsang temple in the place of Hongcheng Temple, and they asked for helps to rebuild Hongcheng Temple as they would like. In 2011, at all believers repeated request, under the care and support of local governments' departments of religious affairs, Renboqie, a master of the Sakya lineage, was invited to the Dagoumen of Hongcheng village to rebuilt Temple. Hongcheng Temple is a relatively large and the certain historical background temple in our area. Through our surveys and interviews, let more and more people get to Know Hongcheng Temple. This should promote local tourism development and increase farmers' incomes by helping temple become better known.
2. Summary of Our Project
The aims to research project:Getting to know the history of Hongcheng Temple, making a primary research on the historical development of Tibetan Buddhism; Let more and more people know this temple and further boost tourism development and growth.Hongcheng Temple is a relatively large and the certain historical background temple in our area. Through our surveys and interviews, let more and more people get to Know Hongcheng Temple. This should promote local tourism development and increase farmers' incomes by helping temple become better known.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We have never come across this particular challenging topic; we did understand Buddhism term when we interviewed. With the help of tow monks this problem was solved. And more, the problem of image editing, we did not know how to adjust the picture size, under the guidance of teacher we kept doing it, kept practicing and finally solved this problem.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We knew nothing about Webpage making before, we originally thought it was very difficult, but after we did it, we found it was not too difficult, so we have to do our best when encounter difficulties, in the process of making the website, both our ability and thinking ability have improved significantly. We are from village, although we do not have any advantage in terms of production technology Webpage, we all do it in the heart, we hope that through our efforts, the most real thing can be showed to everyone, at the same time, our students also learned a lot of things, it will be of great help to their future growth.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We spent our weekend to collect information, interview monks and collated materials. We used the knowledge of document processing we learned on IT course to fix documentation. In this social practice we learned a lot less than the knowledge learned in the classroom, hereby enriching our spare time life.