Religious Culture

Shanghai’s major religions include Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Christianity. There are 262 venues for religious activities, over 700,000 believers and 1,487 people working for religions. There are 9 religious groups at the municipal level, including Shanghai Buddhism Association, Shanghai Taoism Association, Shanghai Islam Association, Catholic shanghai Diocese, Shanghai Catholicism Patriotic Association, Shanghai Catholic Educational Committee, Shanghai Catholic Intellectuals Association, Shanghai Christianity Service Committee, and Shanghai Christianity Sanzi Patriotic Movement Committee. There are 5 religious schools, including Shanghai Buddhism Institute, Shanghai Taoism Institute, China Catholicism Sheshan Convent School, Shanghai Catholic Convent, Christianity East China Theological Institute. There are two publishing organizations of religious studies including Shanghai Buddhism Bookstore and Catholicism Guangqi Agency.

Chenxiang Pavilion

The temple built in Ming Dynasty. It is typical Bhiksuni nunnery, a key cultural relic under state protection. There are the Heavenly King Hall, the Grand Hall, and the Chamber of Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy). On the two sides are the Jialan Hall and the memorial hall for high priest Yingci.

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Wenmiao (Confucius Temple)

It is the only Confucian temple in downtown Shanghai . There is a Setting Fish Free Pond and a lotus pond in the compound.

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Confucius Temple and Confucius Square

The temple was first built in the 12th year of Jiadubg's reign in the Southern Song Dynasty, having a history of more than 780
years. Through several times of renovation, rebuilding and extension in the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, it has enjoyed the fame of "No. 1 in the Wu Kingdom". In the front of the temple are the three archways of "Yanggao", "Xingxian" and "Yucai". On the stone balustrades along the archways are carved 72 stone lions. The main hall in the temple is the magnificent Dacheng Hall, in which is placed a statue of Confucius and a complete inscribed volume of the "Analects". The carved inscriptions in the corridor of tablets are of archaeological value. The Exhibition of Cultural Relics of the Imperial Examinations" vividly demonstrates to visitors the evolution, development and disappearance of the imperial examination system.

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Catholic Cathedral on Sheshan Hill

The catholic cathedral, or named the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin in China , a Roman-style architecture built in 1857 on the top of Sheshan Hill in Songjiang District, It occupies an area of 6,700 sq.m. with a height of 20m, looking magnificent and pompous. It is known as he No 2 cathedral in East Asia. On every festival of the Holy Virgin in May, crowds of believers come in pilgrimage for masses.

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Huai'en Church

It is a two-story red brick building built in 1910. The main hall has 1,700 seats. In 1955, the spare time theology school in the church was incorporated into China Lingxiu Theology Academy .

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Jewish Refugee Memorial Hall of Shanghai

Jewish Refugee Memorial Hall was built in 1927(the year 5688 in Jewish Calendar) and reserved for special use for Jews in Shanghai. It is also known as the old site of Shanghai Ohel Moishe Synagogue. From the end of 1938 to 1945, over 20,000 Jewish refugees took shelters in places such as Changyang Rd., Huoshan Rd. and Gaoyang Rd. in Hongkou District. A lot of activities were held at the Memorial Hall, which, as a place of worship and gathering by Jewish refugees, maintaining their faith and keeping their morale, enabled the Jews to brace up promptly in the new environment, to set up schools, hospitals, shops, factories, and etc., and to stick to fighting against the fascists by means of various organized activities.

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Orthodox Church

Built in 1934, the Orthodox Church is a Russian national-styled architecture. The exterior wall is washed with yellow sand and cement. On the walls are sculptured portraits of the Tsar. On top of the building are copper-plated domes of different sizes and in peacock blue.

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Baiyunguan Taoist Temple

ocated at Xinlinhou Rd. in Huangpu District, the temple was first built in the 2 nd year of Emperor Tong – zhi of Qing
Dynasty (1863 AD). It is GuanXianZhen School Taoist Temple of Quanzhen Sect with another name Leizu Dian Hal. In the 8 th year of Emperor Guang Xu period, a Taoist monk Xu Zhicheng surveyed the site where Baiyunguan Taoist Temple is now and again collected money to build Leizu Dian Hall. He went to Beijing and had the support from Qing government officials and the abbot of Beijing Baiyunguan Taoist Temple. Under the name "an affiliation to Beijing Baiyunguan Taoist Temple", he was granted one book of the officially-versioned "Taoist Scripture" of Ming Dynasty. Since Xu Zhicheng was baptized in Beijing Baiyunguan Taoist Temple, Leizu Dian Hall was changed to " Shanghai Baiyunguan Taoist Temple".

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Songjiang Mosque

Chinese Islam was introduced into Shanghai in Yuan Dynasty, a religion practiced by Hui and other minority nationalities. Songjiang Mosque is buit in Yuan Dynasty, it is a well preserved mosque.

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