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...
County of Ravenstein
Ravenstein (population: 8,466) is a city and a former municipality in the South of the Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. The former municipality covered an area of 42.68 km² (of whic...
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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...
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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Li Dongyang
Li Dongyang (simplified Chinese: 李东阳; traditional Chinese: 李東陽; pinyin: Lǐ Dōngyáng, 1447-1516 AD) was a Ming dynasty scholar born in Chaling city, Hunan Province.He served as an official ...
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Tianqi Emperor
The Tianqi Emperor (23 December 1605 – 30 September 1627) was the 15th emperor of the Ming dynasty from 1620 to 1627. Born Zhu Youxiao, he was the Taichang Emperor's eldest son. His era name mea...
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Four Oirats
The Four Oirat (Dorben Oirad), Alliance of the Four Oirat tribes or the Oirat confederation (Oirads; Mongolian: Дөрвөн Ойрад; in the past, also Eleuths) was the confederation of the Oirat tribe...
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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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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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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...
Northern Yuan Dynasty
The Post-Imperial Mongolia (official name: Khalkha Mongolian: Mongol Uls, lit. Mongolian state or State of Mongolia) refers to Mongolia after the fall of Mongol Yuan dynasty in China in 1368...
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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...
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 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...
Wanli Emperor
The Wanli Emperor (Chinese: 萬曆; pinyin: Wànlì; 4 September 1563 – 18 August 1620) was the thirteenth emperor of the Ming Dynasty in China. His era name means "Ten thousand calendars". Born Zhu...
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Luzhou Laojiao
Luzhou Laojiao (Chinese: 泸州老窖) is a famous liquor in China. It is a strongly alcoholic (more than 50% alcohol) but clear liquid with a sharp aroma of fermented peaches. It is famous for being brew...
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The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China
The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China is an influential and frequently cited book which explores the economic and cultural history and the "influence of economic change on soc...
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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 ...
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...
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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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Nguyen Loc
The founder of Vovinam was grandmaster Nguyễn Lộc (Thạch Thất district, 8 April 1912 – 4 April 1960) was a Vietnamese martial arts teacher. He was the founder of Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo.Grandmaster...
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Princess Changping
Princess Changping (c. 1629 - 26 September 1646), birth name Zhu Meicuo (Chinese: 朱媺娖), was a princess of the Chinese Ming Dynasty.
Changping was born to the Chongzhen Emperor and Consort Wang...