Jin Shrines, Three Sages Shrine Complex  三聖祠



  • Three Sages Shrine Complex (English)
  • 三聖祠 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 三圣祠 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Sānshèngcí (Pinyin)
  • San-sheng-t'zu (Wade-Giles)

Building Information

Originally two temples dedicated to the Medicine King (Yaowang 藥王) and the True Lord (Zhenjun 真君). In the second year of the Qianlong period (1737) they were combined into one temple and, with the addition of the Dragon King (Longwang 龍王) it was called the Shrine of the Three Kings 三王祠 which was later changed to the Shrine of the Three Sages. The Medicine King is the central divinity with the True Lord (aka Cangwang 倉王) to the left, a Black Dragon King at right. A short wall surrounds the building, and there is an entrance is through a fang 坊 gateway which serves as the front gate to the complex (JCZ 32-33).1

Date 1737
Dynasty Qing 1644 - 1912 2

Works Cited

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  • 1 劉, 晉祠志, 32-33.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; MILLER, Divine Nature of Power, 191.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 WILKINSON, Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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