Ming Taizu and His Times
Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2006Principal Investigator(s): Chu Hung-lam, Chinese University of Hong Kong
This conference examined the personality and career of Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Ming dynasty, posthumously known as Ming Taizu. Many political and social institutions as well as governmental practices introduced during his reign influenced the five remaining centuries of imperial China. Historians from China, England, France, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States presented papers. A selection of them were published in 2010 by the Chinese University Press as Ming Taizu’s Ideas on Statecraft and Their Implementation.