Jin Shrines, Wenchang Palace, Palace Gate  晉祠文昌宮宮門



  • Wenchang Palace, Palace Gate (English)
  • 文昌宮宮門 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 文昌宫宫门 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Wénchānggōng Gōngmén (Pinyin)
  • Wen-ch'ang-kung Kung-men (Wade-Giles)
  • 晉水七賢祠宮門 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 晋水七贤祠宫门 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Jin River Seven Worthies Shrine, Palace Gate (English)


  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 37.708500° Long. 112.436166°
  • Building Information

    The palace gate is three bays wide with a central doorway framed by windows on either side. The roof ridge is faced with intricate brickwork representing corbelled bracketing. Circular “moon windows” (yuechuang 月窗) with exquisite and unique designs are located on both sides of the gate (Liu et al. vol. 6, 47). The interior of the gateway is a one-by-three-bay corridor enclosed by a screening panel door (pingmen 屏門) blocking direct view into the interior (Miller 2007, 190-1). 1

    Date 1773
    Dynasty Qing 1644 - 1912 2

    Works Cited

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    • 1 刘. 2015. 晋祠文化遗产全书, 47.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 190-191.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
    • 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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    Entry Title: Jin Shrines, Wenchang Palace, Palace Gate 晉祠文昌宮宮門

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