Walk in Shanghai – Jiading Confucius Temple

Walk in Shanghai – Jiading Confucius Temple

Jiading Confucius Temple (嘉定孔庙) is located in Jiading Town, Jiading District, Shanghai. It was built in the 12th year of Jiading period in the Southern Song Dynasty (AD 1219) and is also known as Xuegong. It is also known as the “Temple of King Wen Xuan” and is known as the “First in Wu”.

Jiading Confucius Temple is now the Chinese Imperial Examination Museum.

It has five exhibition halls, introducing the history of the imperial examination system and the whole process of the imperial examination, as well as the examination papers of many scholars.

The Confucius Temple introduces many scholars who went through the imperial examinations and later became famous, and almost all the famous people since Sui and Tang are mentioned. There are many precious historical materials inside.

It introduces many stories of the scholar and the examiners, as well as painting scrolls, books and test papers.

Confucius was a Chinese philosopher, poet and politician of the Spring and Autumn period who was traditionally considered the paragon of Chinese sages.

Confucius’s teachings and philosophy formed the basis of East Asian culture and society, and continues to remain influential across China and East Asia as of today.

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