#229 - Ming 18: The Raven Himself Is Hoarse

The History of China show

Summary: <p>After a very rocky start in life, the Chenghua Emperor takes the throne, only to be endlessly shoved around by overbearing mother, manipulative and murderous consorts, and conniving, terrorizing eunuchs. What else would one really expect for a guy with the personality of a west dishrag?</p><br><p>Time Period Covered:</p><p>1464-1487 CE</p><br><p>Major Historical Figures:</p><p>The Chenghua Emperor (Zhu Jianshen) [r. 1464-1487]</p><p>The Hongzhi Emperor (Zhu Youcheng) [1470-1505]</p><p>Noble Consort Wan Zheng'er [1430-1487]</p><p>Empress Wang</p><p>Empress Wu</p><p>Empress Dowager Zhou</p><p>Empress Dowager Qian</p><p>Grand Secretary Li Xian</p><p>Lady Zhi Tangmei</p><p>Eunuch Zhang Min</p><p>Spymaster Wang Zhi</p><br><p>Notable Works Cited:</p><p>Mote, Frederick W. “The Ch’eng-hua and Hung-chih Reigns, 1465-1505” in <em>The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 7: The Ming Dynasty, Part I.</em></p><p>Li Shizhen.<em> Bencao Ganmu (The Compendium of Materia Medica)</em></p><p>Tsai, Shi-shan Henry. <em>The Eunuchs of the Ming Dynasty.</em></p><p><br></p><br><hr><p style="color:grey;font-size:0.75em;"> See <a style="color:grey;" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://acast.com/privacy">acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>