Jin Shrines, Eternal Youth Spring Gazebo  難老泉亭



  • 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)

Building Information

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

Date 1522-1567
Dynasty Ming 1368 - 1644 2

Works Cited

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  • 1 劉. 1986. 晉祠志, 66.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 188.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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