Taipei Confucius Temple
|Taipei Confucius Temple|
|Location||Datong, Taipei, Taiwan|
|Architectural style||Fujian architecture|
|Completed||1879 (original building)|
1930 (current building)
Empire of Japan
During the Japanese era, the temple was demolished, but was rebuilt in 1930 by Wang Yi-Shun. The newly completed temple had only been in use for a few years when World War II broke out. The Japanese ordered an end to traditional Chinese ceremonies, and Japanese Shinto ritual music was played in the temple for a brief period until 1945 when Taiwan was handed over from Japan to the Republic of China.
Republic of China
The temple is modeled after the original Confucius Temple in Qufu, Shandong. Among the Confucius temples in Taiwan, Taipei's is the only one adorned with southern Fujian-style ceramic adornments. At the main hall of the temple one can see a black plaque with gold lettering which was inscribed by Chiang Kai-shek that reads "Educate without Discrimination." The temple features 4D theater which showcases the journey of Confucius and the history of the temple.
Every year on September 28, a ceremony with traditional music and stylized dancing is held at the temple in honor of Confucius.
- Baoan Temple located across from the Confucius Temple.
- ::: Department of Culture Affairs :::-Datong. Culture.gov.tw. Retrieved on 2011-02-25.
- The History of the Taipei Confucius Temple, Source:Taipei Confucius Temple Governing Board, 2010-01-09
- "A Brief History of the Examination Yuan". Examination Yuan of ROC. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- "Taipei Confucius Temple". RoundTAIWANRound. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
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