Photographs and Information about Taiwan's Culture, Nature and People by Rich Matheson

Taiwan God — Ji Gong (濟公), The Drunk Monk

Ji Gong is also one of the better known and understood gods by the general Taiwan populace and is worshiped by a broad range of people; from gamblers and rebels to monastic Buddhists.Image

Belying his popularity amongst Taiwanese, Ji Gong ranks only as a minor deity in the Chinese god pantheon. Ji Gong(1130-1209), was born a mortal, Li Xiu Yuan (李修緣(or 元)…Click here to read the rest of the Ji Gong Post

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