Hartill 21.123 Ming Rebellion 1674 Yu Min Tong Bao, Geng Jingzhong 10 Cash 1 Fen
ANCIENT CHINA Ming Rebellion
Reference: Hartill 21.123
Obverse: "YU-MIN T'UNG-PAO".
Reverse: One Fen (1 fen of Silver) for 10 Cash value
Geng Jingzhong (Chinese: 耿精忠; pinyin: Gěng Jīngzhōng; Wade–Giles: Keng Ching-chung; died 1682) was a powerful military commander of the early Qing dynasty. He inherited the title of "King/Prince of Jingnan" (靖南王) from his father Geng Jimao, who had inherited it from Jingzhong's grandfather Geng Zhongming.
Keng Ching-Chung was a feudal lord in Fukian province, after his father (who did not issue any coins) was given that region after they aided the Manchus in forming the Ching dynasty. When K'ang Hsi attempted to take away their land in AD 1674, he joined with the other Feudal lords in rebellion. He surrended to the forced of the Ch'ing and fought for them against the other feudal lords in 1676, but was later executed by them in 1682.
Reign title: YU-MIN, AD 1674-1676
In AD 1644 the Chinese were once again conquered by foreigners as the Manchurians took control of much of China to establish the Ch'ing Dynasty, but reaching that point was a long drawn out process, starting about 70 years earlier and they did not gain full control for another 40 years. This was a period of turmoil during which a series of pretenders and rebels controlling small (some sometimes not so small) regions fought a series wars and rebellions at first against the Ming, later against the Ch'ing, and sometimes between each other. These people are referred to as the Ming Rebels and it is a fairly complex period in Chinese history.
The order in which Schjoth lists these rules does not give a sense of this history, and I am working on sorting out presentation that hopefully will do so, but I am not there yet. This is a section I am just now beginning to again work on, so hopefully there will be a better presentation here soon.