|dc.description.abstract||The Ban-jong Yi-ming Temple was established in 1790 ( the 55th year of Qian-long dynasty). People worship privately in the Yi-ming Temple at the beginning, but from 1835(the 15th year of Dao-guang dynasty ) to now, it has become the religious center of fifteen districts. The majority of clans of fifteen districts are in the form of company, they represents fifteen ritual regions participating the ceremony on Ghost Festival of Yi-ming Temple, and they take turns at holding ceremony. Bau-jong Yi-ming Temple has gradually become the religious center of Hakka people in north region, or even in the whole Taiwan.
This transition attributes to not only context in that period but also management system. The management systme makes the temple accumulate properties and works well. The management organization adopts the system of one leading chief and a manager, however, the problem is that only few people can make the decisions , and this has been bothering them for a long time. Therefore, believers of Yi-ming Temple convene a conference in order to change the management system and institute “ Yi-ming Temple Assembly Act” in 3rd the years of Da-zheng dynasty. According to the act, the total members of assembly are thirty, fourteen ritual religious elects two assemblymen and the other two assemblymen are descendant of the founders. Then these thirty assemblymen elect each other in order to elect three administrators and five auditors, and the tenure of them is three years. Aside from this, they adopt collective agreement with regard to significant affairs, then the agreement is executed by administrators. Through this system, they solve all the problems they encounter and struggle out the danger of levying during the Kominka period.
In November 25th in 1914, they reshuffle Yi-ming Assembly to set up “ Ban-jong Yi-ming Temple Management Committee”, and pass “ Bau-jong Yi-ming Constitution”. This also means the end of the staged mission of Yi-ming Temple Assembly.
Keywords: Bau-jong Yi-ming Temple, Yi-ming Temple Assembly, management organization, Assemblyman, Yi-ming belief||en_US|