#227 - Ming 17: The Cao Qin Rebellion

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Summary: <p>Emperor Yingzong is back on his throne thanks to the conspirators loyal to him. Only they turn out to be not so much loyal to "him," as they are to the idea that they should have more and more power. It all culminates with <em>yet another </em>coup d'etat..真讨厌...</p><br><p><strong>Time Period Covered:</strong></p><p>1457-1464 CE</p><br><p><strong>Major Historical Figures:</strong></p><p>Emperor Yingzong (Zhu Qizhen) [r. 1435-1449, 1457-1464]</p><p>Crown Prince Zhu Jianshen [b. 1448]</p><p>Yu Qian, Minister of War [d. 1457]</p><p>Xu Yuzhen, Earl of Wugong [?]</p><p>Shi Heng, Duke of Zhongguo [d. 1459]</p><p>Cao Zhixiang, Director of Ceremonies [d. 1461]</p><p>Grand Secretary Li Xian</p><p>Imperial Guard Commander Lu Gao [d. 1461]</p><p>General Cao Qin [d. 1461]</p><p>General Shi Biao [?]</p><p>General Sun Tang</p><p>General Ma Ang</p><p>General Wu Jin</p><p>General Wu Cong</p><p>Commander Ma Liang</p><p>Commissioner Wanzhe Tuliang</p><p>Vice Commissioner-in-Chief Esen Temur</p><br><p><strong>Works Cited:</strong></p><p>Qi, Dongfang. “Funerary Perception and Ritual Institution of Imperial Tang” in <em>Kaogu Xuebao</em> (tr. Lee Yun-kuen).</p><p>Robinson, David M. “Politics, Force and Ethnicity in Ming China: Mongols and the Abortive Coup of 1461” in <em>The Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies</em>, Vol. 59, No. 1.</p><p>Stutton, Donald S. “Death Rites and Chinese Culture: Standardization and Variation in Ming and Qing Times” in <em>Modern China, </em>Vol. 33, No. 1.</p><p>Twitchett, Denis &amp; Tilemann Grimm. "The Cheng-t'ung, Ching-t'ai, and T'ien-shun reigns, 1436-1464" in <em>The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 7: The Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, Part I.</em></p><p>Waldron, Arthur. <em>The Great Wall of China: From History to Myth.</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>