Essay about a Personal Journal to a News Paper Article
How did Ming rulers arrive? First article is written about incoming Ming rulers. Since the Sung dynasty had lost the throne, the situation as for misgovernment and debauchery of Zhongguo(China) was worsened for eighteen years. However, when the nation began to arouse itself as the peasant of Huai-yu, they hit upon ...view middle of the document...
In addition, Ming rulers also engaged in war for fourteen years that are first, subdued the king of Han in the west, second, bound the king of Wu, Chang Shih-ch’eng in the east, third, subdued Min and Yueh and conquered Pa and Shu in the south, In the last, established order in Yu and Yen in the north. Through these wars, They got back the peace in the Empire and restored the old boundaries of Zhongguo. They were selected by people to occupy the imperial throne of Zhongguo under the dynastic title of 'the Great Ming. By these things, incoming the Ming rulers began.
From: F. Hirth, China and the Roman Orient: Researches into their Ancient and Mediaeval Relations as Represented in Old Chinese Records (Shanghai & Hong Kong, 1885), pp. 65-67.
Scanned and edited by Dr. Jerome S. Arkenberg, Department of History, California State University Fullerton. The text has been modified by Dr. Arkenberg. [Any modernization © 2000 Jerome S. Arkenberg.]