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Nanbao Qingshi Temple

The Qingshi Temple was built during the Ching dynasty. When a native of Tangshan working in Nanbao, Gueiren, wanted to bring “Master Qhingshi” back to China after his work, the statue jumped out of the luggage suddenly. After asking for the wish of the deity, that worker left the statue for a local named Huang to worship the deity until the Japanese colonization. After WWII ended, the deity showed his miracle. Whenever there was difficulty, villagers asked for help from the deity, and all their prayers were answered. As the number of believers increased, the deity became a local god and was worshipped at home by locals in turn. When Huang Jhih became the village chief, he donated land to build a simple altar for the deity. In 1981 people raised funds to rebuild the temple and held the first open ritual. After a decade or so, the second open ritual was held in 1995. Today, there are 3,000 to 4,000 households worshipping the deity in Nanbao Village. When Huang Yuan-shang was the village chief, he formed a temple management committee and applied for property registration, and the committee changed the temple’s name to the “Qingshi Temple”