Blood and History in China: The Donglin Faction and Its Repression, 1620-1627

@inproceedings{Dardess2002BloodAH,
  title={Blood and History in China: The Donglin Faction and Its Repression, 1620-1627},
  author={J. Dardess},
  year={2002}
}
From 1625 to 1627 scholar-officials belonging to a militant Confucianist group known as the "Donglin Faction" suffered one of the most gruesome political repressions in China's history. Many were purged from key positions in the central government for their relentless push for a national moral rearmament under the Tianqi emperor. While their martyrs' deaths won them a lasting reputation for heroism and steadfastness, their opponents are remembered for fatally degrading the quality of Ming… Expand

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