#233 - Ming 23: General Zhu Shou's Ultimate Party Yacht River Cruise

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Summary: <p>There's trouble brewing in the south. A minor prince with delusions of grandeur gets a bit too big for his britches. Portuguese Pirates plunder peninsular ports before coming to call on Canton. This sounds like a job for the great General Zhu Shou, Heroic Defender of the Realm and Ultimate Party-Boat Enjoyer.</p><br><p>Time Period Covered:</p><p>~1514-1521 CE</p><br><p>Major Historical Figures:</p><p>The Zhengde Emperor (Zhu Houzhao) [r. 1505-1521]</p><p>The Prince of Ning (Zhu Chenhao) [1477-1520]</p><p>Jiang Bin</p><p>Qian Ning [d. 1520]</p><p>Grand Secretary Fei Heng</p><p>Sun Sui, Governor of Jiangxi [d. 1519]</p><p>General Wang Yangming [1472-1529]</p><p>General Zhu Shou, Heroic Defender of the Realm, Duke of Zhenguo [?? -??]</p><p>Tomé Pires, Portuguese explorer and ambassador [c. 1465-1524? or 40?]</p><br><p>Major Works Cited:</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>Keevak, Michael. <em>Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking.</em></p><p>Pires, Tomé, Armando Cortesão &amp; Francisco Rodrigues. <em>The Suma oriental of Tome Pires; and account of the East, from the Red Sea to China, written in Malacca and India in 1512-1515; and, The book of Franciso Rodrigues: Pilot-Major of the armada that discovered Banda and the Moluccas: rutter of a voyage in the red sea, nautical rules, almanack</em>, vol. 1.</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>