Jin Shrines, Octagonal Pool  晉祠八角池

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Names

  • Octagonal Pool (English)
  • 八角池 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 八角池 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Bājiǎochí (Pinyin)
  • Ba-chaio-ch`ih (Wade-Giles)

Building Information

This pool has three names: Octagonal Pool, Pool for Liberating Captive Animals 放生池, and Lotus Pool 蓮花池. Located in front of the Shu Yu shrine, it is filled by water from the Perfect Benefit Spring and the water from the pool in front of the Sage Mother Hall (Yu zhao shui 魚沼水). No date of earliest construction given. The Octagonal Pool is not mentioned in Yi Gou’s description of the site from 1267, nor in the description found in Wang Sicheng's the record of the 1342 repair. It does appear on the 1551 Jinci zhitu published in Gao Ruxing's Taiyuan xianzhi.1

Date Pre 1551
Dynasty Ming 1368 - 1644 2

Works Cited

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  • 1 MILLER, Divine Nature of Power, 189.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 WILKINSON, Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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