Architectura Sinica

Jin Shrines, Gong Shuzi Shrine Complex  晉祠公輸子祠


  • Gong Shuzi Shrine Complex (English)
  • 公輸子祠 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 公输子祠 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Gōngshūzicí (Pinyin)
  • Kung-shu-tzu-tz`u (Wade-Giles)

Building Information

Gong Shuzi is the name of Lu Ban, the ancient craftsman, and a statue of him is worshiped in the main hall. The complex consists of a main hall of three bays, a surrounding wall, and an entry gateway. The original date of establishment is unknown and does not appear on Gao Ruxing’s Jinci zhitu. The statuary niche was repaired in the 8th year of the Yongzheng period (1730); the complex was repaired again in the 35th year of the Qianlong period (1770).1

Date 1700-1800
Dynasty Qing 1644-1912 2

Works Cited

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  • 1 MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 194.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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