Jin Shrines, Eternal Youth Spring Gazebo 難老泉亭https://architecturasinica.org/place/000048d
- Eternal Youth Spring Gazebo (English)
- 難老泉亭 (Traditional Chinese)
- 難老泉亭 (Simplified Chinese)
- Nánlǎoquántíng (Pinyin)
- Nan-lao-ch`üan-t'ing (Wade-Giles)
The gazebos over both Perfect Benefit and Eternal Youth Springs were first built with imperial funds donated by the Northern Qi emperor Gao Yang during the Tianbao reign period (550-560 C.E.) when he visited the site. Eternal Youth Spring Gazebo was rebuilt in the Ming Jiajing reign period (JCZ 66). The name Eternal Youth comes from a phrase in “Panshui,” found the Shijing “永錫難老 He will forever enjoy eternal youth.” (Translation follows Richard E. Strassberg, Inscribed Landscapes, 515. For an alternate translation see Legge, The She King, 617.)1
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- 1 劉. 1986. 晉祠志, 66.; MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 188.
- 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.
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Bibliography:“Jin Shrines, Eternal Youth Spring Gazebo 難老泉亭 .” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published October 22, 2020. https://architecturasinica.org/place/000048d.
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