Penghu: Little Shrines 澎湖宮仔

Penghu: The data set of Penghu little shrines documents the little shrines, know as keng­-a (宮 仔) or sio keng­-a (小 宮 仔). These keng-­a a said to be yin (陰), thus of a negative energy and frequently related to death. While most of these small shrines are empty, some contain an altar, a censer, an ancestral tablet, a figurine of an ancestor or a deity. As many of these little shrines have been abandoned, beside some oral histories, only the position, orientation, design and elaboration of the little shrines can shed some light on these enigmatic spiritual sites which are not known in Jinmen or Taiwan.

Data and Resources


Basic Information

Data Type
  • Archived data
  • Standard office documents
  • Audiovisual data
  • Scientific and statistical data formats
  • Structured text
  • Chinese (zho)
  • English (eng)
  • Min Nan Chinese (nan)

Data will be updated regularly.

Spatio-temporal Information

Temporal Resolution Daily
Start Time 2004-03-28
End Time 2021-08-03
Spatial Coverage show more
X.min 119.28405761718751
X.max 119.75427249446513
Y.min 23.16927508187336
Y.max 23.81813921531891
Spatial Resolution 20

Management Information

Creator Oliver Streiter, James X. Morris, Hanna Ya-qing Zhan
Created Time 2021-12-26
Process Step
  • fieldwork
  • meta-data annotation
  • annotation
  • compilation
Contact Person Oliver Streiter
Contact Person Email