Quang Trung: the Tay Son rebellion and the role played by Le Ngoc Han

Quang Trung: the Tay Son rebellion and the role played by Le Ngoc Han

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At the end of the 18th century Vietnam villagers are in revolt against the oppression, land seizure and hardship caused by feudal landlords. Three brothers from a small village, Tay Son, in the south of the Vietnam start an insurgency movement and begin by overthrowing the Nguyen dynasty in the south, and then the Trinh dynasty in the north, but under the subservience of the Le Emperor in Thanh Long (Ha Noi today). One of the brothers, Nguyen Hue, shows great aptitude for military action, and defeats the 20,000 invaders, sent by the monarchy in Siam, in the Mekong delta who had been summoned by the sole surviving prince of the defeated Nguyen dynasty.
The Le Emperor gives his youngest daughter, Princess Le Ngoc Han, in marriage to Nguyen Hue and they move the capital city to Phu Xuan (now Hue city). Shortly after the Le Emperor dies, and his son takes over as Emperor, assuming he can ignore the Tay Son movement. He is removed and travels to Beijing to meet the Manchu Tsing Emperor, whom he persuades to restore him, and a 200,000 strong Tsing invading force from the Manchu Tsing Emperor, Kien-Lung, who with visions of restoring Vietnam as colony of China, appoints Governor Ton Si-Nghi (Soun Che-y) in support of the defeated Le Emperor. The Tay Son troops move quickly to Thanh Long and defeat the Tsing invaders in just a few days, cementing the position of Quang Trung as a supreme military leader.
Quang Trung begins both agricultural and educational reform, supported and advised by his knowledgeable wife, but dies suddenly aged just under 40.
The grieving Empress lives only seven years longer herself, but writes some of the most stirring and beautiful poetry about her love for the Emperor.

Title:Quang Trung: the Tay Son rebellion and the role played by Le Ngoc HanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 1, 2014Publisher:Mike LordLanguage:English

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