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STORY OF CHINA

Power Politics in the Ming Dynasty

  • Aired: 06/27/2017
  • 02:24
  • Rating: NR
Harvard University's Dr. Lik Hang Tsui tells the tale of the third emperor of the Ming dynasty, the ruthless Yongle who kills his nephew to take power. In a purge of his enemies, a loyal minister speaks out and receives the cruelest punishment: Death by ten degrees.
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After the death of the Ming founder, a brutal new emperor takes charge.
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