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  Chongzhen Emperor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chongzhen Emperor (WG: Ch'ung-chen) (February 6, 1611 - April 25, 1644) was last emperor of Ming dynasty in China between 1627 and 1644.
Chongzhen grew up in a relatively quiet environment because he was a younger son of the Taichang emperor, he was not a part of the power struggle his elder brother Tianqi had endured.
Chongzhen, still wearing his imperial attire, fled to the nearby Jingshan Park, where it is believed that his finals words were "吾非亡国之君,汝皆亡国之臣。吾待士亦不薄,今日至此,群臣何无一人相从?",which roughly translates as "I am not the emperor of an ill-fated kingdom, but you, my officials, remain its servants.
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 Encyclopedia: Yongle Emperor of China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Yongle Emperor (May 2, 1360–August 12, 1424), born Zhu Di, was the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty of China from 1402 to 1424.
The Yongle Emperor is buried in the Changling (長陵) tomb, the central and largest mausoleum of the Ming Dynasty Tombs.
Emperor Yongle was born Zhu Di on May 2nd, 1360 (mother unknown) to a monk and future emperor of the Ming Dynasty.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Yongle-Emperor-of-China   (1984 words)

  
 Qing Dynasty Online Research :: Information about Qing Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
In the aftermath of the Xinhai Revolution, a new Republic of China was established and the Puyi abdicated.
China's income plummetted during the wars as vast areas of farmland were destroyed, millions of lives lost, and countless armies raised and equipped to fight the rebels.
China's turbulent history since the overthrow of the Qing may be understood at least in part as an attempt to understand and recover significant aspects of historic Chinese culture and integrate them with influential new ideas that have emerged within the last century.
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 China History Forum, online chinese history forum > Yongle Emperor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Emperor Yong-le also mounted five military expedition into mongolia and totally crush the remnants of the yuan dynasty that fled to the north after got defeated by first emperor of the ming dynasty.He make mongolia into chinese tributary and all the tribes in mongolia must submit to him and proclaimed themselves vassal.
Aug 23 2004, 04:25 PM The Yongle Emperor of China was the third ruler in the Ming Dynasty, from 1403 to 1424.
Emperor Chongzhen's weakness is that he is not very good in his relationship with his officials and is very suspicious of them....
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 Qing Dynasty articles and news from Start Learning Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
In the aftermath of the Xinhai Revolution1911 revolution, a new Republic of China was established and the Puyilast emperor abdicated.
The Wuchang Uprising succeeded on October 10th, 1911, and was followed by a proclamation of a separate central government, the Republic of China, in Nanjing with Sun Yat-sen as its provisional head.
During the Qianlong Emperor's reign, for example, members of his family were distinguished by garments with a large circular emblem on the back, whereas a Han could only hope to wear clothing with a square emblem; this meant effectively that any guard in the court could immediately distinguish family members from the back view alone.
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 Qing Dynasty - China History - China
China, for instance, was not a backward country unable to secure the prerequisite stability and security for western-style commerce, but a relatively stable empire unwilling to admit global commerce.
The Empress Dowager Cixi, concubine to the Xianfeng Emperor, the mother of child emperor Tongzhi Emperor of ChinaTongzhi, and Aunt of Guangxu Emperor of ChinaGuangxu successfully controlled the Qing government and was the de facto leader of China for close to 40 years.
After their conqueest of China, the relatively small banner armies were augmented by the Green Standard Army (綠營兵) which outnumbered banner troops by three to one.
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 Chongzhen Emperor -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Born Zhu Youjian, he was emperor (Click link for more info and facts about Taichang) Taichang's son.
Popular uprisings and attacks from the (The Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu people) Manchus in northeast China were becoming constant.
Chongzhen, still wearing his imperial attire, fled to the nearby (Click link for more info and facts about Jingshan Park) Jingshan Park, where it is believed that his finals words to princess Chang were "吾非亡国之君,汝皆亡国之臣。吾待士亦不薄,今日至此,群臣何无一人相从?",which roughly translates as "I am not the emperor of an ill-fated kingdom, but you, my officials, remain its servants.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/chongzhen_emperor.htm   (228 words)

  
 Ming Empire 1368-1644 by Sanderson Beck
Emperor Hongwu wrote a commentary on Lao-zi's Dao De Jing in 1375, and he thought maybe he should not put to death so many people; but the next year he had hundreds of officials executed for pre-stamping fiscal documents as a convenience.
Scholars criticized the Emperor for harsh methods; but in 1385 Hongwu had his vice-minister of revenue and hundreds of others executed for embezzling, and the minister of personnel was accused of slandering the head of the National University and was put to death.
China reopened trade relations in 1403 with Japan's Shogun Yoshimitsu; his successor Yoshimochi refused to have official trade relations with the Ming court, though private trade continued.
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 China History Forum, online chinese history forum > Emperor Chongzhen
ChongZhen was not an able leader, despite the fact his was hard working.
Back onto Chongzhen, the problem he had was that he inherited a empire with problems that went back several generations and Chongzhen wanted to fix it all at once.
Emperor Chong Zhen was a younger brother of predecessor.
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 CHINA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
Memorial of the Propagation in China of the Luminous Religion from Daqin
Find graves of people named CHINA at Find-a-Grave.com (or add one that you know).
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 Mineralogical Record: MINING IN CHINA: A 3000-Year Tradition
The work is a geographical gazetteer of ancient China and a catalogue of natural and supernatural flora and fauna; it is also a repository of folkways, medical superstitions, and oral and written traditions from earlier times.
China has always had at its disposal an enormous number of deposits of many different raw materials, scattered widely over the country.
In the deciding phase of the dispute concerning the practical application of Agricola's De Re Metallica, the positive argument was made that mining is a natural use to which to put heaven and earth, and may certainly be pursued without abusing nature.
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 Qing Dynasty, Manchu Dynasty
During the reigns of Emperors Kangxi (1622-1723), Yongzheng (1723-1736) and Qianlong (1736-1796) saw the Qing at its heyday.
During the reign of Emperor Kangxi, Taiwan became part of the country and the Sino-Russian Treaty of Nerchinsk was signed determining the border between the two countries.
The early Qing emperors not only resolved the long conflict between nomads and peasants that had plagued China throughout history, but also took a series of measures to develop the economy, culture and transportation in the frontier areas.
www.warriortours.com /intro/history/qing/index.htm   (1033 words)

  
 Koxinga - China-related Topics I-L - China-Related Topics
Beijing fell in 1644 to rebels led by Li Zicheng, and the last emperor Chongzhen Emperor of ChinaChongzhen hanged himself on a tree at modern-day Jingshan Park in Beijing.
The historical narratives in which Koxinga is a hero are interesting because of the conflicting views national identities they attribute to Koxinga and his opponents and the different motives which they attribute to Koxinga.
He has been considered a national hero by Chinese nationalists both in Mainland China and on Taiwan because he was a Ming loyalist and an anti-Manchu leader and for his role in expelling the Dutch from Taiwan which Chinese nationalists portray as establishing Chinese rule over the island.
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 1644 Online Research :: Information about 1644   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
April - A popular China rebellion led by Li Zicheng sacks Beijing, prompting Chongzhen Emperor of China, the last emperor of the Ming Dynasty, to commit suicide.
June 6 - The invading Manchu army, with the help of Ming Dynasty general Wu Sangui, captures Beijing, China.
This marks the beginning of the Qing Dynasty (also known as the Manchu Dynasty), the last Dynasties in Chinese history.
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 Learn more about List of famous suicides in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Shang Zhou, (1046 BC), the last king of the Shang Dynasty of China
Ying Huhai, (207 BC), the second emperor of Qin dynasty
Chongzhen, (1644), the last emperor of the Ming Dynasty of China
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/li/list_of_famous_suicides.html   (816 words)

  
 1644 articles and news from Start Learning Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
- April - A popular ChinaChinese rebellion led by Li Zicheng sacks Beijing, prompting Chongzhen Emperor of ChinaChongzhen, the last emperor of the Ming Dynasty, to commit suicide.
This marks the beginning of the Qing Dynasty (also known as the Manchu Dynasty), the last Dynasties in Chinese historyimperial dynasty of China.
- April - Chongzhen Emperor of ChinaChongzhen, last Ming Emperor of China (suicide) (b.
www.startlearningnow.com /articles/1644.htm   (519 words)

  
 China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Emperors were often known by several different names - the family name, reign title, temple name and various honorary titles.
Many early emperors had more than one reign title but by the Ming and Qing periods, just one was kept throughout the reign.
Spring and Autumn Period 771 BC - 481 BC
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