Xingshengjiao monastery, (in) Songjiang, Shanghai Shi, CN

Raw data

"Pagoda at Xingshengjiao Temple in Songjiang County near Shanghai
The pagoda was built sometime between 1068 and 1077 during the Northern Song Dynasty.[…]"

"Square Pagoda 方塔 at Xingshengjiao Temple 兴圣教寺 was built sometime between 1068 and 1077 during the Northern Song Dynasty. Many changes were made during repairs in the Ming and Qing dynasties, but the main structure and style remained Northern Song Dynasty. About 60 percent of the wooden brackets, the lintel above the arched gate and the rafters under the eaves are the original components. In 1974 the staircase on the ground floor was rebuilt and the pagoda was restored to the style of the Northern Song Dynasty, based on surveys made by the cultural relics department of Shanghai."

"The Square Pagoda of Songjiang : Yunjian Road, Songjiang, Shanghai, China" -

Input by: tmciolek, Nov 09, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 31 Jul 2014

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 Xingshengjiao monastery, CN.

General location of the Xingshengjiao monastery, CN.
Lat 31.00653 Long 121.24158
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2012.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=31.00653,121.24158&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Xingshengjiao monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Shanghai Shi

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 31.00653 Long 121.24158 - based on visual identification of the Square Pagoda site in satellite imagery & Panoramio phoyographs, - tmciolek, 09 Nov 2012.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • [missing data]

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: 1067-99c - tmciolek 31 Jul 2014
1033-66p 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

13. Date-late

MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 31 Jul 2014

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

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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