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Minhai jilüe 閩海紀略

Mar 31, 2011 © Ulrich Theobald

Minhai jilüe 閩海紀略 "Military history of the naval campaigns of Fujian" is a history of Prince Tang 唐王, one of the rulers of the Southern Ming dynasty 南明 (1644-1661), and his relations to the family Zheng 鄭 that ruled over Taiwan.

The short book was written by an unknown author. It describes the enthronement of Prince Tang in Fujian, his proclamation of the Longwu reign-period 隆武 in 1644, and ends in 1683. Of great importance is the sea ban politics of the Qing dynasty 清 (1644-1911) that tried to disconnect the Ming loyalists from contact to the population in the seashore regions.

The book is only preserved as a manuscript.

Source:
Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰, ed. (1996). Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典 (Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe), Vol. 1, 912.