Ming Dynasty
The Ming Dynasty was the last Han Chinese dynasty of Imperial China. The Ming, under the first Emperor Hongwu, came to power with the decline and fall of the...
Joseon missions to Imperial China
Joseon missions to Imperial China were Joseon diplomatic ventures which were intermittently sent in the years 1392-1894. These represent a significant aspect of the international relations of mutual K...
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Zhu Yousong, Prince of Fu
The Hongguang Emperor (Chinese: 弘光; 1607–1646), personal name Zhu Yousong (Chinese: 朱由崧), was the first emperor of the Southern Ming Dynasty. He reigned briefly in Southern China from 1644-164...
Da Ming Hun Yi Tu
The Da Ming Hun Yi Tu (Chinese: 大明混一圖; pinyin: dàmíng hùnyī tú, Manchu: dai ming gurun-i uherilehe nirugan) or Amalgamated Map of the Great Ming Empire is a world map created in China. It was ...
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New Haven Colony
The New Haven Colony was a small English colony in North America, in what is now the state of Connecticut, from 1637 to 1664. The history of the colony was a series of disappointments and failures. Th...
White Lotus
The White Lotus (simplified Chinese: 白莲教; traditional Chinese: 白蓮教; pinyin: Báiliánjiào; Wade–Giles: Pai-lien chiao) was a religious and political movement that appealed to many Han Ch...
Battle of Sarhu
The Battle of Sarhū (薩爾滸之戰, Sà'ěrhǔ zhī zhàn) refers to the series of conflicts between the Manchus and Ming Dynasty of China in the winter of year 1619, which ended in the overwhelming victory for th...
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Dutch Formosa
The island of Taiwan, known historically as Formosa, was under colonial Dutch rule from 1624 to 1662. In the context of the Age of Discovery, the Dutch East India Company established its presence on T...
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Sinckan Manuscripts
The Sinckan Manuscripts (Chinese: 新港文書; pinyin: Xīngǎng wénshū; Wade–Giles: Hsin-kang wen-shu; also spelled Sinkang or Sinkan) refers to a series of leases, mortgages, and other commerce c...
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Dutch pacification campaign on Formosa
The Dutch Pacification Campaign on Formosa was a series of military actions and diplomatic moves undertaken in 1635 and 1636 by Dutch colonial authorities in Dutch-era Taiwan (Formosa) aimed at subdui...
Dutch pacification campaign on Formosa - Wikipedia
Literary Inquisition
The literary inquisition (Chinese: 文字獄; pinyin: wénzìyù; literally: "imprisonment due to writings") or speech crime (Chinese: 以言入罪) refers to official persecution of intellectuals for...
Zhu Shugui
Zhu Shugui (Chinese: 朱術桂) (1617 – 21 July 1683) was the last of the Ming pretenders. He committed suicide in Taiwan when the Qing forces captured the island. He used the title Prince of Ning...
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Zhou Man
Zhou Man (Chinese: 周滿; pinyin: Zhōu Mǎn), was a 15th-century Chinese admiral and explorer. He was born into a wealthy merchant family in the year 1378 AD; when he was six years old, his father...
Ming Dynasty
The Ming dynasty, also Empire of the Great Ming, was the ruling dynasty of China for 276 years (1368–1644) following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty. The Ming, described by som...
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Ming Shilu
The Ming Shilu (traditional Chinese: 明實錄; simplified Chinese: 明实录; literally: "Veritable Records of the Ming") contains the imperial annals of the Ming emperors (1368–1644). It is the sing...
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Zhu Youlang, Prince of Gui
The Yongli Emperor (Chinese: 永曆; 1623–1662; reigned 18 November 1646 – 1 June 1662), personal name Zhu Youlang, was the fourth and last emperor of the Southern Ming dynasty of China. His era name ...
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Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598)
The Japanese invasions of Korea comprised two separate yet linked operations: an initial invasion in 1592, a brief truce in 1596, and a second invasion in 1597. The conflict ended by 1598 in a militar...
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Yongle Emperor
The Yongle Emperor (2 May 1360 – 12 August 1424), formerly romanized as the Yung-lo or Yonglo Emperor, was the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty in China, reigning from 1402 to 1424.Born as Zhu D...
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Zhu Gaoxu
Zhu Gaoxu (Chinese: 朱高煦; 30 December 1380 - 6 October 1426), Prince of Gaoyang (高陽王, created 1395), later the Prince of Han (漢王, created 1404) was the second son of the Yongle Emperor and Empress Ren...
Wu Sangui
Wu Sangui (Chinese: 吳三桂; pinyin: Wú Sānguì; Wade–Giles: Wu San-kuei; courtesy name Changbai (長白) or Changbo (長伯); 1612 – October 2, 1678) was a Chinese military general who was instr...
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Iquan's Party
Iquan's Party (Chinese: 一官黨) is the name of an armed merchant company led by Zheng Zhilong (also known by his baptismal name Nicholas Iquan Gaspard) that appears in the novel The chronicles of Zhe...
Chinese Sanqu poetry
Chinese Sanqu poetry (Chinese: 散曲; pinyin: sǎnqǔ; Wade–Giles : San-ch’ü) refers to a fixed-rhythm form of Classical Chinese poetry, or "literary song", specifically sanqu is a subt...
Forbidden City
116°23′26″E / 39.91472°N 116.39056°E / 39.91472; 116.39056The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. It is locate...
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Battle of Lake Poyang
The naval battle of Lake Poyang (鄱陽湖之戰) took place 30 August – 4 October 1363 and was one of the final battles fought in the fall of China's Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty. There were at this time a number ...
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Battle of Liaoluo Bay
The Battle of Liaoluo Bay (Chinese: 料羅灣海戰; pinyin: Liàoluó Wān Hǎizhàn) took place in 1633 off the coast of Fujian. It involved the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the Chinese Ming dynasty'...
Tibet during the Ming Dynasty
The exact nature of relations between Tibet and the Ming dynasty of China (1368–1644) is unclear. Analysis of the relationship is further complicated by modern political conflicts and the application ...
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Statutes of the Ming Dynasty
The Collected Statutes of the Ming Dynasty (simplified Chinese: 大明会典; traditional Chinese: 大明會典; pinyin: Dà Míng Hùidǐan) or Collected Regulations of the Great Ming is a five-volume collec...