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 stabilize the dynasty since the Ming Dynasty was just founded.
Jinyiwei, literally meaning the “brocade-clad guard”. They were created in Hongwu fifteen years (1382), created by HongWu Emperor. They are directly…
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…
“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…
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…
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 710-to the late 15th century were two very similar places in history. They both had unfair punishments and used the feudal system, which was not a very fair system, especially if you were at the bottom of the pyramid. They both had rulers who were important in their countries. The King was at the top of the medieval pyramid and the Emperor was the ruler of the Japanese. However, being a king in Europe was more respected because he had so much more power than a Japanese Emperor so it would…
were meant to fill become clear. Although these vastly different cultures had limited contact, women in Greece and China were very similar during this time period. Each writer gives distinct evidence of women fulfilling, or denying the roles placed upon them as wives, mothers, daughters, oracles, soldiers, commanders, gifts, property, and royalty.
Sima Qian’s writing contains several different examples of the expected female role in Chinese society. He speaks of the basic nature of a man,…
Due to Confucianism’s view that women are to be submissive to men in all levels of the social hierarchy, coupled with early text that shed negative light on the idea of female rulers. It made the idea of powerful women seem stranger and often unnatural since they would have challenged the authority of men. Rulers and influential women, similar to hens, represented dynastic decline. As a wife, Wu also broke standards set by Confucius followers regarding marriage. Chinese women could not have…
The memoirs of two Renaissance men: Buoanccorso Pitti and Gregorio Dati. Highlight some of the lifestyles of the time. Pitti was clearly the wealthier and political of the two, being involved in wars, diplomacy, and politics. Pitti took his business as more of a side job to his political involvements in France. Compared to his counterpart in the book, Pitti travels considerably more, spending more time outside of Florence as he travels to meet emperors, kings, and nobles.
Pitti’s memoirs also…
Society. When first introduced in the story, Red Lantern shows compassion to the village that Bao lives in, by helping the people with health problems (Boxers 41). Red Lantern 's identity as a compassionate warrior again reinforces to Bao what identities his culture finds acceptable. Bao passively accepts that being a compassionate warrior is an acceptable identity without really evaluating the idea and he strives to become a warrior, like his brothers and Red Lantern. Upon the death of his King…