Dissertation > History, geography > History of China > Feudal society ( 475 BC - AD 1840 ) > Sui and Tang period ( 581 ~ 1840 ) > (1368 to 1663 )

The Study of the Ming Dynasty’s Primary Defene, Which is Concentrated in Gannan Area

Author HuangWenBao
Tutor WanFangZhen
School Nanchang University
Course Specialized History
Keywords Ming Dynasty Gannan Grassroots defense Defensive localized
CLC K248
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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Ming Gannan region is located in the hub of the four provinces of Fujian , Guangdong and Jiangxi and Hunan , the territory of the complex terrain , high mountains , dense forests , the environment is harsh , smoke miasma issued . So natural and geographical conditions , making it easy to become a natural breeding ground for AIDS Pirates . After the late Ming , the development of mountainous areas and displaced persons to enter the local social order and stability suffered a greater challenge . In the Ming Dynasty , Pirates of the chaos frequent always been the crux of one of the troubled of Gannan local society the affected Gannan when people considered the \In order to safeguard social stability, and deal with the place Pirates of the chaos , the Gannan build the region 's primary defense system , which national standing army ( Wei ) , magistrates and defense forces ( xunjiansi militia) , social grassroots organizations (such as baojia the Township approximately ) , the popular forces ( such as the gentry , clan , township soldiers ) are involved in into building grassroots -defense and to play their respective roles . Evolving defense forces in southern Jiangxi in the Ming Dynasty , the primary defense system constantly adjust , mainly as follows: the early Ming Dynasty , grassroots defense wei , militia , xunjiansi , bear ; popular forces of the late Ming and the local gentry , township soldiers play an increasingly important role in the primary defense . Grassroots defense of the Ming Dynasty Gannan region roughly gone to the reliance on local social transition from state-led process , showing the characteristics of the defense and localized . Investigated by the Gannan region , will provide useful lessons we further study the grassroots defense of the Ming Dynasty .

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