#231 - Ming 20: Liu Jin & the Eight Tigers

The History of China show

Summary: <p>The adolescent Zhengde Emperor sits the throne, but everyone in the know knows that it is the eunuch-lord Liu Jin who truly controls Great Ming. Not everyone's exactly thrilled with this situation, and they're gonna get Liu Jin got... or die trying.</p><br><p><strong>Time Period Covered:</strong></p><p>1506-1510 CE</p><br><p><strong>Major Historical Figures:</strong></p><p>The Zhengde Emperor (Zhu Houzhao) [r. 1506-1521]</p><p>Liu Jin, Director of the Ceremonial [1451-1510]</p><p>The Prince of Anhua (Zhu Zhifan) [d. 1510]</p><p>Commander Qiu Yue</p><p>General Yan Yiqing</p><p>Inspector-in-Chief Zhang Yong</p><br><p><strong>Major Works Cited:</strong></p><p>Bourgon, Jérôme, Muriel Detrie, &amp; Regis Poulet."Execution in Canton" in <em>Chinese Torture – Supplices Chinois.</em></p><p>Brook, Timothy. <em>The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties.</em></p><p>Geiss, James. “The Cheng-te reign, 1506-1521” in <em>The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 7: The Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, Part I.”</em></p><p>Meadows, Thomas Taylor. <em>The Chinese and Their Rebellions</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>