Donglin Academy was a Neo-Confucianism spreading center and famous academy in the southern area of our country in the Song Dynasty and the Ming Dynasty and has become famous

Created in Zhenghe first year (1111) by the Northern Song Dynasty famous scholar Yang Shi, Donglin Academy was a Neo-Confucianism spreading center and famous academy in the southern area of our country in the Song Dynasty and the Ming Dynasty and has become famous owing to Donglin Party event in the end of the Ming Dynasty.

WuxiDonglin Academy 东林书院

WuxiDonglin Academy 东林书院

In 1604,  Donglin scholars led by Gu Xiancheng etc. repaired and rebuilt the academy and gathered people for lectures here, they advocated the spirit “reading, lecture, patriotism” and arose very popular responses from the scholars nationwide. Dong Lin Academy became the humane gathering area and main public opinion center for discussing national affairs in southern China.

WuxiDonglin Academy 东林书院

WuxiDonglin Academy 东林书院

Exhibition and Collection

Display of Donglin Students, Yixing Red Stoneware Craft Exhibition,

Exhibition of China Famous Academies

Famous attractions: Stone Memorial Archway, Pool front School, Donglin Vihara, Lize Hall, Yirong Hall, Yanju Temple

WuxiDonglin Academy 东林书院

WuxiDonglin Academy 东林书院

Add: inside Sujia Lane, 867, Jiefang East Road

Open hours: 8:30—17:00

Ticket info: 5 Yuan each, the explanation service: 30 Yuan each time for 20 visitors and less

English official website:

http://www.wxdlsy.com/wxdlsyyw/wxdlsyyw/index.html

WuxiDonglin Academy 东林书院