Jin Shrines, Descendants’ Hall  晉祠苗裔堂



  • Descendants’ Hall (English)
  • 苗裔堂 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 苗裔堂 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Miáoyìtáng (Pinyin)
  • Miao-i-t`ang (Wade-Giles)
  • Descendants’ Temple (English)
  • 苗裔廟 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 苗裔庙 (Simplified Chinese)

Building Information

Date of first construction unknown; Liu Dapeng states that Descendants’ Hall was rebuilt in 1st year of the Song Zhenghe reign period (1111) and repaired in the 6th year of the Ming Zhengde reign period (1511).49 Liu Yongde maintains that the hall was rebuilt in the 1st year of the Yuan Zhihe reign period (1328) and repaired in 1511. It contains images of female deities, which are thought to be Ming-dynasty works.1

Date 1511
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, 195.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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