Jin Shrines, Dushu Terrace  讀書臺



  • Dushu Terrace (English)
  • 讀書臺 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 读书台 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Dúshūtái (Pinyin)
  • Tu-shu-t'ai (Wade-Giles)
  • 晉祠讀書臺 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 晋祠读书台 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Jinci Dushutai (English)
  • Bantong Ting (English)
  • 晉祠伴桐亭 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 晋祠伴桐亭 (Simplified Chinese)

Building Information

The first Reading Terrace is said to have been built further up the Xuanweng Mountain on Huanxi Peak 歡喜岭 at the place where Yang Yin 楊愔 of the Northern Qi (550-577) read. According to Liu Dapeng, the Reading Terrace was originally built in the 27th year of the Ming Jiajing period (1548). It is located between the Ancestor Lü Ge-Pavilion on its south and the Triple Terrace Ge-Pavilion on its north. Also called Bantong Ting, this structure is number 31 on our plan of the site.1

Date 1548
Dynasty Ming 1368-1644 2

Works Cited

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  • 1 MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 196.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 3 劉. 1986. 晉祠志Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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