Qin Liangyu: The Woman General of the Ming Dynasty

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rebellion, and the royal court rewarded them with silver and silk.

A Woman General of the Ming Dynasty

In 1613, Ma offended a court eunuch, Qiu Chengyun, when he refused Qiu's request for bribes. He was framed and arrested. Soon after, he died in prison. Under the government's order, Qin took over her husband's post.

In 1616, Nurhachi, the chieftain of the Jurchen tribes (later referred to as the 'Manchu') in northeast China's Liaoning Province, founded the Jin Dynasty. He then launched a series of attacks on Ming armies.

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Qin Liangyu: The Woman General of the Ming Dynasty rebellion, and the royal court rewarded them with silver and silk.

A Woman General of the Ming Dynasty

In 1613, Ma offended a court eunuch, Qiu Chengyun, when he refused Qiu's request for bribes. He was framed and arrested. Soon after, he died in prison. Under the government's order, Qin took over her husband's post.

In 1616, Nurhachi, the chieftain of the Jurchen tribes (later referred to as the 'Manchu') in northeast China's Liaoning Province, founded the Jin Dynasty. He then launched a series of attacks on Ming armies.
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