Essay #1: Analysis of Proclamations of The Hongwu Emperor
In this week’s reading, the two proclamations written by Zhu Yuanzhang show the Ming Dynasty’s first emperor’s deep concerns regarding political and social problems in late fourteenth century. In the first part: An Imperial Edict Restraining Officials from Evil, the emperor criticized many government officers’ corruption phenomena as well as analyzed people’s psychological changes when committing crimes. In the second part: Dismissal of Excessive Local Staff Because of Their Crimes, the Ming ruler showed his hatred, but helpless in preventing from officers’ laziness and indiscipline. Both proclamations were intended to deter criminals and build a more positive and prosperous new dynasty.
Zhu Yuanzhang straightforwardly pointed out his expectations to his officers in his first proclamation: they should be honest and incorruptible, and he started his argument…
Ming Dynasty, there were many Spy agencies developed by different emperors. They are the Eastern Depot Factory, Western Depot Factory and the Jinyiwei (Emperors’ personal bodyguards). Each were created for its own purpose and to each agency. Eastern Depot was created by Zhu Yuan Zhang’s fourth son Zhu Di. Western Depot was created by Zhu Jian Shen, Ming Dynasty’s eighth emperor. The most famous Jinyiwei was created by Hong Wu Emperor Zhu Yuan Zhang himself, it functioned as secret polices to…
He held a respected résumé. Not only was he one of Emperor Yongle’s well trusted eunuchs, but he was also highly known for organizing large scale construction projects. In Zheng He: China and the Oceans in the Early Ming Dynasty: 1405-1433, Edward Dryer points out that He’s loyalty to the emperor, courage in battle, and prior leadership experiences made him the perfect man to lead and command the seven voyages. The first voyage set sail in 1405 and is a great example that these voyages were not…
As travel improved and products from other countries became available, the Dynasty began making coins from silver. Silver was imported from the Spanish Empire and Japan. (4) When silver became unavailable due to frictions between China and Japan, the Dynasty began using nickel and other metals to make coins. (4) The coins had a hole to allow the person to tie coins together and carry more safely.
At the end of the Ming Dynasty, the people were angry about the forced labor, the taxes and…
“No Rank? Then Who is Chen Jia Zhou”
Chen Jia Zhou is currently tall, skinny, muscled man. Even though, the veteran is now an elder, Jia was not as weak as the other elderlies. When Mr. Chen first joined the Navy the soldier was immature. However, now the ex soldier hair is completely white. The veteran was easy to give in, but the years in the Navy, those years hardened and qualified Jia physically and mentally for life.
The veteran glancing back at the days of service.
Although, Jia was in…
Johannes was aware that the Dowager Duchess Stéphanie de Beauharnais had returned to Paris when her nephew Louis-Napoleon reclaimed the Emperor’s throne. He knew she would be able to help him. The Emperor had arranged for the Dowager Duchess to stay at the Hôtel de Ville close to the Tuileries Palace.
Stéphanie de Beauharnais had merely transferred her royal court from the Mannheim Palace where she had resided since the death of her husband to the Hôtel de Ville after the…
From: Patricia Niedzwiecki
Date: 10/07/2015 08:19 PM
October 7, 2015
"The Blue Kite": An Homage to the Unseverable Bonds of Family and Humanity
A Beijing street filled with the bustle and hum of children playing games and kicking up dust from an unpaved courtyard. The excitement of an impending marriage -- a young couple surrounded by relatives and friends coming together to welcome…
abundance of symbolism to the pieces. Two such examples are the Justinian and Theodora mosaics at San Vitale. This paper will describe not only the resemblances, but also the differences in the two mosaics from in the same time period.
Emperor Justinian and Attendants.
Mosaic on north wall of the apse
8 ' 8" by 12 '
Church of San Vitale.
In this large piece, it is easy to discern…
period of native chinese leadership that came in between Mongol and Manchu rule. Hongwu Emperor or “Zhu Yuanzhang” was the founder of the Ming Dynasty or “Brilliant” Dynasty. The Hongwu Emperor founded the Ming Dynasty in 1328, he died in 1398. He was the first Ming ruler to explore ways to protect China against the Mongol incursion. The beginning of the Ming Dynasty was very interesting. The most important part of the Ming Dynasty was called the middle of the Dynasty, and the fall of the…
Zheng He’s Voyages
30 October 2016
In 1368, Hongwu led a rebel army that finally drove the Mongols out of China. Hongwu then became the first Ming Dynasty emperor and he ruled from the capital, Yuan. Even though Hongwu was able to implement stability in China, problems arose and he became a ruthless tyrant. He doubted the loyalty of his officials and then killed thousands of them. After Hongwu’s death in 1398, his son, Yonglo, became the new emperor. Yonglo had…