Shuxiang monastery, (in) Taihuai, Shanxi, CN

Raw data

“The Temple of the Manjushri Image (Shuxiang Si), about 1km/1100yd south of the Monastery of the Bodhisattva [=Pusa Ding], was founded during the Tang era (618-907), but rebuilt in 1487 following a fire.” -

"The Shuxiang Temple was originally built in 1271 AD and last rebuilt in 1487 AD. Wutai Shan Shanxi Provence, China"
Input by: tmciolek, Mar 07, 2013

“Shuxiang Temple (first built between 319-350 and destroyed in early Qin, rebuilt between 384-417 in late Qin)” -

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 15 Sep 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 Shuxiang monastery, CN.

General location of the Shuxiang monastery, CN.
Lat 39.00314 Long 113.58640
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=39.00314,113.58640&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Shuxiang Monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Shanxi Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 39.00314 Long 113.58640 - based on visual identification of the Shuxiang site in maps/satellite imagery and Panoramio photographs, - tmciolek, 08 Mar 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 0300-32p 0333-66p - tmciolek 15 Sep 2013
  • 0300-32p 0333-66p 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

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 08 Mar 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

  • [missing data]

18. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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