Jiutian Sage Mother Temple  九天聖母廟



  • Jiutian Sage Mother Temple (English)
  • Jiǔtiānshèngmǔmiào (Pinyin)
  • Chiu-t`ien-sheng-mu-miao (Wade-Giles)
  • 九天聖母廟 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 九天圣母庙 (Simplified Chinese)


山西省平顺县 Shanxi
  • China
  • Province:
    • Shanxi (Pinyin)
    • 山西省 (Traditional Chinese)
    • 山西省 (Simplified Chinese)
  • County-city:
    • Pingshun (Pinyin)
    • 平顺 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Political-subdivision:
    • (Simplified Chinese)
    • County (English)
  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 36.22523333° Long. 113.3374167°
  • Site Information

    The Jiutian Shengmu Temple is located in Hedongcun, Beishezhen and is classified as a national-level cultural heritage site. It contains relics from the Song, Ming, and Qing dynasties. According to a stele inscription at the site, the of Jiutian Shengmu Temple was originally built in the Sui Dynasty, and refurbished in the Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. Occupying 2,526 m2 of space and facing southward, the temple consists of a single courtyard. The Mountain Gate (the back of which is constructed as an inward-facing stage), offering hall, and main hall are on its central axis, while the side halls, galleries, and attached towers are located on the two sides. There is a Dressing Tower on the east side of the temple complex. The courtyard of the temple complex contains three steles, dating to the Song, Yuan, and Ming Dynasties respectively. It also contains 4 tablets (jie 碣) from the Ming dynasty, 12 stele (bei 碑) from the Qing dynasty, 10 jie from the Qing dynasty, and 3 stele from the Republican Period.1
    Dynasty Northern Song 960 - 1127 2

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    • 1 305-6., 305-6.
    • 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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    Tracy Miller, “Jiutian Sage Mother Temple 九天聖母廟 ” in Architectura Sinica last modified September 21, 2020, https://architecturasinica.org/place/000052.


    Tracy Miller, “Jiutian Sage Mother Temple 九天聖母廟 .” In Architectura Sinica, edited by . Entry published March 21, 2018. https://architecturasinica.org/place/000052.

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    Entry Title: Jiutian Sage Mother Temple 九天聖母廟

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    • Initial translation in 2021 by LI Zhixian 李知賢
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    • Adding tones to Pinyin, adding Wade-Giles SHEN Liyan

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