Jin Shrines, Caishen Shrine 晉祠財神祠



  • Caishen Shrine (English)
  • 財神祠 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 财神祠 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Cáishéncí (Pinyin)
  • Ts'ai-shen-tz'u (Wade-Giles)
  • Jinci Caishenci (English)
  • 晉祠財神祠 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 晋祠财神祠 (Simplified Chinese)


  • China
  • Province:
    • Shanxi Province (English)
    • 山西省 (Traditional Chinese)
    • Shānxī shěng (Pinyin)
  • County-city:
    • Taiyuan Municipality (English)
    • 太原市 (Simplified Chinese)
    • Tàiyuán shì (Pinyin)
  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 37.708727° Long. 112.434575°
  • Building Information

    The date of initial construction is unknown. There is currently an image of the God of Wealth within the cave (Miller 2007, 195). This structure is number 29 on our plan of the site. 1

    Date 17th century Dynasty Ming - Qing (1368-1912) 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

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