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1. The Late Ming 1.1 – Shen Zan’s Account of the Suzhou Riot, 1601 Sun Long (eunuch) in charge of silk factory – abuse power – was bribed into accept new tax Ge Xian started a riot in protest – many people; he turned self in – martyr, but wasn’t killed 1.2 – Wen Bing’s Account of the Suzhou Riot, 1601 Ge Xian & others beat to death the tax collectors, others ran away; he took blame, righteous 1.3 – Ming official on the Decline and Fall of the Dynasty – The Trend of the World Much chaos now = order later; much order now = chaos later Chaos now, don’t be too afraid 1.4 – Ming official […] – On the Management of the Salt Gabelle Salt is important source of gov’t income – necessary for all; gov’t monopoly But now can’t keep up with quotas of yore – afraid of corruption 1.5 – Broadsheet from Li Zicheng Criticize emperor – we’re a good peasant army – don’t be alarmed Welcome us – don’t resist
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