Tiantaishan Wulong Temple (Simplified Chinese: 天台山伍龙寺) is a tourist attraction located near Anshun city in Pingba County of Guizhou Province, China. It is located close to the Tianlong Tunbao (屯堡) town. It is one of the Major National Historical and Cultural Sites of Guizhou. The combined hilltop fortress and Buddhist temple was built in the Ming Dynasty and was once home to famous Ming general Wu Sangui. Several relics of Wu Sangui are on display including his sword, robe, and water bucket. There is also an exhibit of costumes and photos from local Dixi Opera or "ground opera" performances.
Wu Sangui was a Chinese military leader who played an instrumental role in the fall of the Ming dynasty and the establishment of the Qing dynasty in its place.
Chen Yuanyuan (1624–1681) was a courtesan who lived during the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. She was the concubine of Wu Sangui, the Ming dynasty general who surrendered Shanhai Pass to the Manchu Qing dynasty, and later rebelled in the Revolt of the Three Feudatories. Chen's life and relationship to Wu later became the subject of a number of popular stories and legends, many of them focusing on her supposed role in Wu's fateful decision to defect to the Qing, thereby sealing the fate of the Ming dynasty.
Shanhai Pass is one of the major passes in the Great Wall of China. It is located in Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao, Hebei province. In 1961, the pass was selected as a National Cultural Site of China. It is a popular tourist destination at the eastern terminal point of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall. The location where the wall meets the Bohai Sea is nicknamed "Old Dragon's Head" Laolongtou. The pass lies nearly 300 kilometres (190 mi) east of Beijing and is linked via the Jingshen Expressway that runs northeastward to Shenyang.
The Revolt of the Three Feudatories, also known as the Rebellion of Wu Sangui, was a rebellion in China lasting from 1673 to 1681 in the Qing dynasty (1644–1912) during the early reign of the Kangxi Emperor. The revolt was led by the three lords of the fiefdoms in Yunnan, Guangdong and Fujian provinces against the Qing central government. These hereditary titles had been given to prominent Han Chinese defectors who had helped the Manchu conquer China during the transition from Ming to Qing. The feudatories were supported by Zheng Jing's Kingdom of Tungning in Taiwan, which sent forces to invade Mainland China. Additionally, minor Han military figures like Wang Fuchen and the Chahar Mongols also revolted against Qing rule. After the last remaining Han resistance was put down, the former princely titles were abolished.
The Yongli Emperor, personal name Zhu Youlang, was the fourth and last emperor of the Southern Ming dynasty. His era name means "Perpetual calendar".
The Battle of Shanhai Pass, fought on May 27, 1644 at Shanhai Pass at the eastern end of the Great Wall of China, was a decisive battle leading to the formation of the Qing dynasty in China. There, Qing Prince-Regent Dorgon allied with former Ming general Wu Sangui to defeat rebel leader Li Zicheng of the Shun dynasty, allowing Dorgon and the Manchus to rapidly conquer Beijing and replace the Ming dynasty.
Anshun is a prefecture-level city of Guizhou province, near the location of Huangguoshu Waterfall, the tallest in China. Within the borders of its prefecture there are attractions such as The Long Gong Dragon Caves and the Getu River. As of 2010, it had a population of 2,297,339. The city proper had a population of 765,313. The city is known for its aerospace industry.
Wulong District is a district of Chongqing Municipality, China, bordering Guizhou province to the south.
Wu Xiang was a general of the Ming dynasty and the father of Wu Sangui.
The Golden Temple Park, or Jindian Park, is a Taoist bronze-tiled temple in Yunnan, China, and is the largest bronze temple in the country. It is located on the Mingfeng Mountains, seven kilometers to the east of Kunming.
Li Ting-kuo was a military general who fought for the Southern Ming against the Qing Dynasty.
The Three Natural Bridges are a series of natural limestone bridges located in Xiannüshan Town (仙女山镇), Wulong District, Chongqing Municipality, China. They lie within the Wulong Karst National Geology Park, itself a part of the South China Karst-Wulong Karst UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Chinese, the bridges are all named after dragons, namely Tianlong Qinglong and Heilong.
The transition from Ming to Qing or the Ming–Qing transition, also known as the Manchu conquest of China, was a decades-long period of conflict between the Qing dynasty, established by Manchu clan Aisin Gioro in contemporary Northeast China, the Ming dynasty, and various other rebel powers in China, such as the short-lived Shun dynasty led by Li Zicheng. Leading up to the Qing conquest, in 1618, Aisin Gioro leader Nurhaci commissioned a document entitled the Seven Grievances, which enumerated grievances against the Ming and began to rebel against their domination. Many of the grievances dealt with conflicts against the Ming-backed Yehe clan of the Jurchens. Nurhaci's demand that the Ming pay tribute to him to redress the seven grievances was effectively a declaration of war, as the Ming were not willing to pay money to a former tributary. Shortly afterwards, Nurhaci began to rebel against the Ming in Liaoning.
The Tunbao are an ethnic subgroup of the Han Chinese, located in Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, China. The Tunbao are descended from ethnic Han Chinese who were part of an army sent on an expedition to Guizhou during the Hongwu reign of the Ming Dynasty. Long thought to have been a non-Han ethnic minority, their Han origins were proved by Japanese anthropologist Torii Ryuzo in 1896. The Tunbao have preserved much of their culture, costumes, and language from the Ming era.
Tianlong Tunbao is an historic town and tourist attraction located near Anshun city of Guizhou province in China. The town is home to members of the Tunbao, an officially unrecognized ethnic group of Han people originally descended from members of an army sent on an expedition to Guizhou during the Hongwu reign of the Ming Dynasty. The traditional homes and customs of the Tunbao have been preserved, including performances of the DIxi opera or "ground opera". Located next to the town is the Tiantaishan Wulong Temple, a former stronghold of Ming Dynasty general Wu Sangui.
Events from the year 1662 in China.
Events from the year 1663 in China. Also known as 壬寅 4359 or 4299 to 卯年 4360 or 4300 in the Earthly Branches calendar.
Events from the year 1673 in China.
Events from the year 1674 in China.
Mu'ege was a Nasu Yi kingdom in modern Guizhou that existed from 300 to 1698. Since 1279, Mu'ege was conquered by the Yuan dynasty and became Chiefdom of Shuixi under the Chinese tusi system.