Jing'an monastery, (in) Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, CN

Raw data

"Jing'an Temple (Chinese: 静安寺; pinyin: Jìng'ān Sì; literally "Temple of Peace and Tranquility") is a Buddhist temple on the West Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China. Jing'an District, where it is located, is named after the temple. […] The temple was first built in 247 AD in the Wu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms period of ancient China. Originally located beside the Suzhou Creek, it was relocated to its current site in 1216 during the Song Dynasty. The current temple was rebuilt in the Qing Dynasty and renovated several times. […] 31.225, 121.440833" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jing'an_Temple

Shanghai: "Jing'an Monastery 靜安寺 (Song); the whole building complex was moved from its old place near Suzhou River some miles to the south. The library houses old Song time writings." http://www.numerals.de/Art/Pagodas/pagodas.html

"During its extremely long history, Jing An Temple has been very important among all the Buddha Temples in China. A lot of famous monks lived here and a lot of buddhism activities were held here." - http://www.allaboutsh.com/Attractions/SS_List_CT.php
Input by: tmciolek, Apr 02, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 02 Apr 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Jing'an monastery, CN.

General location of the Jing'an monastery, CN.
Lat 31.225 Long 121.440833
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Jing'an monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Shanghai Shi

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 31.225 Long 121.440833 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jing'an_Temple . These coordinates are confirmed visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 2 Apr 2013.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 0233-66c - tmciolek 2 Apr 2013
  • 0233-66c 0267-99c 0300-32c 0333-66c 0367-99c 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32c 0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99c 0700-32c 0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 2 Apr 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Architectural

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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18. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
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  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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