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...
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...
Wang Fuzhi
Wang Fuzhi (Chinese: 王夫之; pinyin: Wáng Fūzhī; Wade–Giles: Wang Fuchih), 1619–1692) courtesy name Ernong (而农), pseudonym Chuanshan (船山), was a Chinese philosopher of the late Ming, early Qi...
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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...
Ningbo Turmoil
The Ningbo Incident (Japanese: 寧波の乱, other names: 寧波争貢事件, 明州の乱, 宗設の乱; Chinese: 宁波之乱), was a 1523 brawl between trade representatives of two daimyo clans — the Ouchi clan (大内氏) and the Hosokaw...
Zihui
The Zìhuì (Chinese: 字彙/字汇; Wade–Giles: Tzu Hui; literally: "lexicon") is a Chinese dictionary, edited by Mei Yingzuo (梅膺祚) during the late Ming Dynasty and published in 1615, the forty-thi...
Suncheon Japanese Castle
127°34′52″E / 34.90750°N 127.58111°E / 34.90750; 127.58111 Suncheon Japanese Castle, also known as Suncheon Waeseong (순천왜성, 順天倭城), Yegyo (예교, 曳橋), Manghaedae (망해대, 望海臺), in Ko...
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Shun Dynasty
The Shun dynasty (simplified Chinese: 顺朝; traditional Chinese: 順朝; pinyin: Shùn cháo) was a short-lived dynasty created in the Ming-Qing transition from Ming to Qing rule in Chinese histor...
Kim Chung-seon
Kim Chung-seon (1571–1642) born Sayaka (沙也可) and often known by his pen name Mohadang, was a Japanese general who defected to Korea during the Japanese invasion. Kim Chung-seon is said to have been th...
Zhu Changqing, Prince of Huai
Zhu Changqing (Chinese: 朱常清; died 1649), Prince of Huai, was claimed to be emperor of the Southern Ming dynasty; his regime name was Dongwu (東武). The Dongwu Emperor reigned for one year from 1648 ...
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Sokuhi Nyoitsu
Sokuhi Nyoitsu (即非如一, pinyin Jifei Ruyi, (1616–1671) was a Buddhist monk of the Obaku Zen sect, and was also an accomplished poet and calligrapher. His teacher Ingen Ryūki, Mokuan Shōtō...
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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Nurgal Command Post
The Nurgan Regional Military Commission (Chinese: 奴兒干都指揮使司; pinyin: Nú'érgān dūzhǐhuī shǐsī) was a Chinese administrative seat established during the Ming Dynasty, located on the banks of the ...
Pagoda of Cishou Temple
The Pagoda of Cishou Temple (Chinese: 慈寿寺塔; pinyin: Císhòu Sì Tǎ), originally known as Yong'anwanshou Pagoda (Chinese: 永安万寿塔; pinyin: Yǒng'ān Wànshòu Tǎ), is a 16th-century stone and b...
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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 ...
Tibet during the Ming Dynasty - Wikipedia
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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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...
Zu Dashou
Zu Dashou (Chinese: 祖大壽; pinyin: Zǔ Dàshòu; died 1656) was a Chinese military general who served on the northern border of the Ming dynasty during the Manchu conquest of China. Zu fought again...
Xi yu fan guo zhi
西域番国志 (Pinyin: Xi Yu Fan Guo Zhi or Hsi-yü fan-kuo chih; literally "A Record of the Barbarian Countries in the Western Region.") was a report submitted by Ming dynasty envoy Chen Cheng (陈诚) to the Yon...
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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Zhou Lianggong
Zhou Lianggong (Chinese: 周亮工; Wade–Giles: Chou Liang-kung, 1612–1672) was a Chinese poet, born in Kaifeng was an essayist and art historian, and had long family ties to Nanjing. He passed his...
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Kingdom of Dazhou
Kingdom of Great or Greater Zhou (Chinese: 大周, pinyin: Dà Zhōu; 1354–1367), was a state established in 1354 by Zhang Shicheng, one of the leaders of the Red Turban Rebellion. Kingdom of Dazhou lasted ...
Lu Rong
Lu Rong (Chinese: 陆容; pinyin: Lù Róng; 1436–1494) was a Chinese scholar. He is also known under the courtesy name Wenliang (文量) and the pseudonym Shizhai (式斋).He earned his jinshi degree...
Sabatino de Ursis
Sabatino de Ursis (1575–1620, Chinese name: 熊三拔; pinyin: Xióng Sānbá) was an Italian Jesuit who was active in 17th-century China, during the Jesuit China missions.
Sabatino de Ursis arrived ...
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The Chinese State in Ming Society
The Chinese State in Ming Society is a history book which investigates the role of the state in China in the Ming dynasty (from 1368 to 1644 in the late Imperial Chinese era); the interface between th...
The Chinese State in Ming Society - Wikipedia
Mimizuka
The Mimizuka (耳塚, literally "Ear Mound", often translated as "Ear Tomb"), an alteration of the original Hanazuka (鼻塚, literally "Nose Mound") is a monument in Kyoto, Japan, dedicated to the s...
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Wokou
Wokou (Chinese: 倭寇; pinyin: Wōkòu; Japanese: わこう Wakō; Korean: 왜구 Waegu), which literally translates to "Japanese pirates" or "dwarf pirates", were pirates who raided the coastlines of China, ...
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Muyan
Muyan (Chinese: 木庵性瑫; pinyin: Mùān Xìngtāo; Japanese Mokuan Shōtō) (1611–1684) was a Chinese Chan monk who followed his master Yinyuan Longqi to Japan in 1654.Together they founded the Ōbaku Z...
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Miao Rebellions (Ming Dynasty)
The Miao Rebellions (Ming Dynasty) were a series of rebellions of the Miao and other aboriginal tribes of southern China. The Ming Dynasty crushed the rebels with overwhelming force. Later in the Qing...
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