One would believe that a temple connected with the saga of General Luo Binghui, a Communist civil war hero, would be protected by the CCP itself against the crackdown on unaffiliated Buddhist temples. In fact, the Tianci Ancient Temple in Xinxu town, under the jurisdiction of Qingyuan district, Ji’an city, Jiangxi province, was visited by civil war buffs in addition to Buddhist devotees.
In 1929, General Luo Binghui had made the temple the provisional headquarters of his Red Army Unit. Luo is popular among CCP members, and there are two museums devoted to him, in Tianchang city, Anhui province, and in Yiliang county, Hunan province. The Tianci Ancient Temple in Ji’an is also significant for Luo’s war career.
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