Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Hongwu Emperor


Related Topics

  
  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Hongwu Emperor of China
Hongwu was succeeded by his grandson, but he son was soon usurped by his uncle Cheng-tsu, a younger son of Hongwu, who ruled as the Emperor Yung-lo from 1403 to 1424 (Yung-lo was responsible for moving the capital back to Beijing).
Hongwu noted the destructive role of court eunuchs under the Sung, drastically reducing their numbers, forbidding them to handle documents, insisting that they remained illiterate, and liquidating those who commented on state affairs.
Hongwu had a strong aversion to the imperial eunuchs (a castrated court of servants for the emperor), capsized by a tablet in his palace stipulating: "Eunuchs must have nothing to do with the administration".
encyclopedia.kids.net.au /page/ho/Hongwu_Emperor_of_China   (1088 words)

  
 Hongwu Emperor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Hongwu Emperor (October 21, 1328 13:00 to 15:00 - June 24, 1398), personal name Zhu Yuanzhang, was the founder of the Ming Dynasty of China, and the first emperor of this dynasty from 1368 to 1398.
Hongwu was succeeded by His grandson, but he was soon usurped by His uncle Chengzu, a younger son of Hongwu, who ruled as the Yongle Emperor from 1403 to 1424 (Yongle was responsible for moving the capital back to Beijing).
Hongwu noted the destructive role of court eunuchs under the Song Dynasty, drastically reducing their numbers, forbidding them to handle documents, insisting that they remained illiterate, and liquidating those who commented on state affairs.
hongwu-emperor.mindbit.com   (1136 words)

  
 Ming Dynasty - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Hongwu was succeeded by his grandson, but he was soon usurped by his uncle Chengzu, a younger son of Hongwu, who ruled as the Emperor Yongle from 1403 to 1424 and was responsible for moving the capital back to Beijing.
Hongwu had a strong aversion to the imperial eunuchs (a castrated court of servants for the emperor), capsized by a tablet in his palace stipulating: "Eunuchs must have nothing to do with the administration." Under his successor, however, they began regaining their old influence.
Hongwu himself was generally regarded as a strong emperor who ushered in an energy of imperial power and effectiveness that lasted far beyond his reign, but the centralization of authority would prove detrimental under less competent rulers.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Ming   (9966 words)

  
 Ming Dynasty
Led by Hongwu's peasant rebellion, the Chinese pushed the Yuan dynasty back to the Mongolian steppes and established the Ming Dynasty in 1368.
Although Hongwu's rule saw the introduction of paper currency, capitalist development would be stifled from the beginning or at least limited from reaching its true potential.
Hung-wu himself was generally regarded as a strong emperor who ushered in a energy of imperial power and effectiveness that lasted far beyond his reign, but the centralization of authority would prove detrimental under less competemnt rulers.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/mi/Ming_Empire.html   (3173 words)

  
 The Ming Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Hong Wu emperor paid special attention to the irrigation of farms all over the empire, and in 1394 a number of students from Kuo-tzu-chien were sent to all of the provinces to help develop irrigation systems.
Hong Wu emperor took great care over the whole project and in his instruction to the ministers told them that the code of laws should be comprehensive and intelligible, so as not to leave any loophole for sub-officials to misinterpret the law by playing on the words.
Despite Hongwu's strong aversion to the eunuchs, encapsulated by a tablet in his palace stipulating: "Eunuchs must have nothing to do with the administration," his successors revived their informal role in the governing process.
www.personal.psu.edu /rjf5009/assignment7.html   (3832 words)

  
 Ming Empire 1368-1644 by Sanderson Beck
Hongwu promulgated the Ancestral Injunctions outlining the powers and responsibilities of the princes; although nobles were not punished for taking land unfairly the first time, by the fourth violation the penalty was death.
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.
www.san.beck.org /3-7-MingEmpire.html   (23715 words)

  
 Hongwu Information
Of the few rare pieces that do bare the Hongwu mark, it's safe to say that they are probably from a later Ming period, marked in reverence to both the reign and the emperor who founded the great Ming dynasty.
Hongwu was from humble beginnings having spent several years of his earlier life as a beggar.
If it had the mark of Hongwu, it would most likely be from a later reign, perhaps Yongle, or Xuande, and made in honor (and style) of the great emperor Hongwu.
www.taimantis.com /chinese/hwinfo.html   (1712 words)

  
 Jianwen Emperor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
by the new emperor, and the former Hongwu era was
The emperor is said to have died in a fire of the palace during the coup.
The Jianwen emperor was advised by a group of scholars, later known as the Four Martyrs, who were killed by Yongle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jianwen_Emperor   (340 words)

  
 worlds together worlds apart. Chapter 2. Summary 3
(The third emperor, Yongle, moved the capital to Beijing and built the enormous Forbidden City as a majestic symbol of the emperor’s power.) The Hongwu emperor initially sent his sons to defend the northern border against renewed Mongol attacks.
The Hongwu Emperor also took control of Chinese religion as a means of legitimizing his rule.
Cults and ritual were classified and made to revolve around the emperor’s central role as the performer of sacrifices and mediator between the human realm and supernatural realm.
www.wwnorton.com /worlds/ch2/summary3.htm   (813 words)

  
 Hongwu, Founder Ming Dynasty - Timeline Index
The Hongwu Emperor, personal name Zhu Yuanzhang, was the founder and first emperor 1368-1398 of the Ming Dynasty of China.
Hongwu was one of only two Chinese dynasty founders who emerged from the peasant class.
The Yongle Emperor, born Zhu Di, was the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty of China from 1402 to 1424.
www.timelineindex.com /content/view/1710   (130 words)

  
 Ming Dynasty
The dynasty followed the Yuan Dynasty and preceded the Qing Dynasty, and the Ming dynasty emperors were members of the Zhu family.
However, many natural disasters followed by a series of peasant rebellions, civil war among Mongol nobility, and a conversion to the Chinese way of life has weakened the dynasty and eventually pushed the Mongols back to Mongolia.
Later, as a strong-willed rebel leader, he came in contact with the well-educated gentry Confucian scholars, from whom he received an education in state affairs.
www.askfactmaster.com /Ming   (3182 words)

  
 Ming Dynasty - China History - China
Consequently, after the death of Yongle Emperor of ChinaYongle Emperor, independent peasant landholders predominated in Chinese agriculture.
Yongle Emperor of ChinaYongle Emperor strenuously tried to extend China's influence beyond her borders by encouraging other rulers to send ambassadors to China to present tribute.
Hongwu was succeeded by Jianwen Emperor of Chinahis son, but the latter was soon usurped by Ming Cheng ZuCheng Zu, who ruled as the Yongle Emperor of ChinaEmperor Yongle from 1403 to 1424 and responsible for moving the capital to Beijing).
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Ming_Dynasty   (3435 words)

  
 Hongwu Emperor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One such talent was Zhu Sheng, who is credited with the mantra 'Build high walls, stock up rations, and don't be too quick to call yourself a king.' The rebel leader followed this advice and decided to subdue the smaller, weaker rebel groups in Southern China before turning against the Mongols, his main enemy.
The Ming code laid much emphasis on family relations.
That name is also applied to the period of years from 1368 to 1398 when Zhu Yuanzhang ruled.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hongwu_Emperor   (2203 words)

  
 Hongwu Emperor of China : Hongwu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
terms defined : Hongwu Emperor of China : Hongwu
All is still licensed under the GNU FDL.
Did I so soon let love into my heart, That beats and clamours at the outer gate?
www.termsdefined.net /ho/hongwu.html   (1318 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.