In the Wanli Period of the Ming Dynasty, a Quan-jan Taoist of Yi-Lang Zhuyin led to accuse a Buddhism Master, HanShan TeChing, of building Haein temple invading the property of Taiqing palace in In Lao Mountain, as a dispute between Buddhism and Taoism. TeChing won the case, however, Yi-Lang Zhuyin persevered to file the lawsuit directly to the emperor, which finally led to overthrow the verdict through retrial and won the case. This historical event reflects the fact of the decline of the Quan-jan Taoism.
This article proposes to analyze the process of this historical dispute over land, which provides clues for the decline of the Quan-jan Taoism. In the end of the Ming dynasty, a rumor arises in that Taoists in the Taiqing palace sold out the land to HanShan TeChing. Through related literature and law, this rumor is invalid since the land own by monks was not allowed for sale at that time. The historical property dispute event indicates that the emperor strongly supported the Lao mountain Taoism. The decline of Quan-jan Taoist in Ming Dynasty is predominantly caused by the insufficient support from the pollical power. This is probably due to the development and broadcast of religions in the era of emperor, greatly reflected by the land dispute historical event between Buddhism and Taoism.