Wei Zhongxian
Wei Zhongxian (simplified Chinese: 魏忠贤; traditional Chinese: 魏忠賢; pinyin: Wèi Zhōngxián) (1568 – October 19, 1627) is considered by most historians as the most powerful and notorious eunuch in Chinese history. Originally a hoodlum[citation needed] and gambler, his initial name was Wei Si (魏四, literally, Wei Fourth). He took the step of becoming a eunuch and entering palace service to escape from his creditors, taking the name Li Jinzhong (李進忠). After entering the palace, he got into the service of Madam Ke (客氏), the wet-nurse of the future Ming emperor. The couple began manipulating the Tianqi Emperor, who renamed him Wei Zhongxian. The emperor's favour later gave Wei absolute power over the court.
Wei persecuted anyone who opposed his decisions, resulting in the death and imprisonment of many officials. He later proclaimed himself to be Nine-Thousand Years (九千歲) which meant that he was symbolically the second most important person in the country, just after the emperor, who is called the Ten-Thousand Years (萬歲). Wei also built many shrines (生祠) and erected god-like statues of himself in them. In 1627, his control of the court ended with the death of the Tianqi Emperor, whose brother and successor promptly eliminated him. He was forced to commit suicide (some sources say executed by strangulation) and his corpse was disembowelled.

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Wei Zhongxian (Chinese: 魏忠賢; Wade–Giles: Wei Chung-hsien; 1568 – December 12, 1627) is considered by most historians as the most powerful and ...
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Wei Zhongxian | biography - Chinese official | Encyclopedia Britannica
Wei Zhongxian, Wade-Giles romanization Wei Chung-hsien, also called Li Jinzhong (born 1568, Suning, now in Hebei province, China—died 1627, Anhui ...
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Wei Zhongxian 魏忠賢(www.chinaknowledge.de)
Wei Zhongxian 魏忠賢(1568–1627, original name Wei Si 魏四), courtesy name Wei Wanwu 魏完吾, was the most notorious evil eunuch of Chinese history.
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Wei Zhongxian (b. 1568 – d. 1627) | We All Live in The Forbidden City
Wei Zhongxian was a very powerful eunuch who served in the court of Emperor Tianqi. He began his life as the son of a poor man in Heibei, and grew up ...
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The Bell of Wei Zhongxian - China.org.cn
An inscription on the bell says that the bell was cast devoutly by Wei Zhongxian, a eunuch who was in charge of not only the Eastern Chamber (imperial secret ...
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In drama shows, it seems they always protray Wei Zhongxian as very powerful and he have the power to topple Emperor Chongzhen.
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The Potent Eunuch: The Story of Wei Zhongxian - Keith McMahon
The Story of Wei Zhongxian. KEITH MCMAHON. Abstract Literary and historical sources assumed ulterior, even diabolical, motives in the man who voluntarily ...
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The Potent Eunuch: The Story of Wei Zhongxian
Focusing on Ming eunuch Wei Zhongxian (1568–1627), the article addresses key questions in the portrayal of eunuchs: How and why did a man become a ...
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Wei Zhongxian, Wade-Giles romanization Wei Chung-hsien, also called Li Jinzhong (born 1568, Suning, now in Hebei province, China—died 1627, Anhui ...
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Wei Zhongxian 魏忠賢(1568–1627, original name Wei Si 魏四), courtesy name .... A fragmentary copy exists is the library of Peking University 北京大學圖書館.
Wei Zhongxian (b. 1568 – d. 1627) | We All Live in The Forbidden City
Wei Zhongxian was a very powerful eunuch who served in the court of Emperor Tianqi. He began his life as the son of a poor man in Heibei, and grew up ...
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... Faction and its Repression, 1620-1627 (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2002) ... In 1622, as eunuch Wei Zhongxian was growing in power, Gu was ... Wei Zhongxian was looking for ways to win the support of court officials, and Gu and ...
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At the height of his power, Wei Zhongxian ran a pernicious network that watched and destroyed his opponents; meanwhile, hundreds of shrines were erected nationwide in his honor. Wei and Ke lost their power immediately after the Tianqi  ...
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tracted a skin disease that affected his private parts. u Stories vie with each other in depicting Wei Zhongxian's raffish youth. Was he a poor boy who found excitement in gambling, sport, drunkenness, and riotous debauch- ery? Had he and ...
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From June 1626 to August 1627, a mere fourteen months, shrines revering Wei Zhongxian appeared all over the country. The Veritable Records of the Ming Xizong Reign (Ming Xizong shilu) and the Ming History (Ming shi) are full of reports ...
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Anne Elizabeth McLaren, 1998
includes a chantefable about the evil eunuch of the day, Wei Zhongxian. This little-known chantefable offers rare insight into how the genre was performed in the Ming period. In the "House of Romance" the blind storyteller narrates a sung tale ...
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Madame Ke had formed a relationship with a eunuch named Wei Chao that is described as close (duishi or caihu), but it is for her relationship with the eunuch Wei Zhongxian (1568–1627) that she is best known. Through Madam Ke's ...
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