The kingdom of Joseon continued to show ambivalence toward the Manchus after the Later Jin invasion of Joseon. Later Jin accused Joseon of harboring fugitives and supplying the Ming army with grain. In addition, Joseon did not recognize Hong Taiji‘s newly declared Qing dynasty. The Manchu delegates Inggūldai and Mafuta received a cold reception in Hanseong (Seoul), and King Injo of Joseon refused to meet with them or even send a letter, which shocked the delegates. A warlike message to Pyongan-do was also carelessly allowed to be seized by Inggūldai.
The Mongol invasions of Japan (元寇, Genkō), which took place in 1274 and 1281, were major military efforts undertaken by Kublai Khan of the Yuan dynasty to conquer the Japanese archipelago after the submission of the Korean kingdom of Goryeo to vassaldom. Ultimately a failure, the invasion attempts are of macro-historical importance because they set a limit on Mongol expansion and rank as nation-defining events in the history of Japan. The invasions are referred to in many works of fiction and are the earliest events for which the word kamikaze (“divine wind”) is widely used, originating in reference to the two typhoons faced by the Yuan fleets.
The invasions were one of the earliest cases of gunpowder warfare outside of China. One of the most notable technological innovations during the war was the use of explosive, hand-thrown bombs.
Until children are vaccinated most families will have an unvaccinated person in every gathering. We still need data on transmission rather than simply saying “children are low risk” and throwing hands up in the air.
Texas officers arrested a woman after she allegedly set fire to a Bible in her backyard, which caused flames to spread to her house as well as her neighbor’s home.
San Antonio firefighters raced to Midcrown Drive at around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, after being called out to reports of a duplex being on fire. When they arrived, firefighters found two homes were on fire.
Witnesses told Fox 29 News it was caused by a woman who had set fire to a Bible in her backyard before the blaze spread to her home and a neighbor’s house.
Bailey also continued to tell the network that he and his sister lost all their medication in the fire and that their five dogs had been taken to an animal shelter until they could find a new place for them to stay.
Photos taken in the aftermath of the fire showed the roofs of two homes had been severely damaged and collapsed. Others appeared to show both ends of the street being blocked off by police cars and fire trucks.
Another image showed a woman in handcuffs being led away from the homes by a police officer. Her identity has not been disclosed by police.
The first half of the 20th century in China was characterized by political disunity as factions fought among themselves to fill the power vacuum left behind when the last Chinese emperor was overthrown in 1912. The fighting culminated in the decades-long Chinese Civil War (1927-1950) between the last two remaining contenders, the Chinese Communist Party and the Nationalists. The communists won control of the Chinese mainland in 1949 and established the People’s Republic of China. The birth of a “New China,” governed under “socialism with Chinese characteristics,”1 also marked a pivotal shift away from Confucianism, which had been the most influential school of thought in China for two thousand years. Now, communists blamed it for China’s stunted development and perceived backwardness, positioning communist ideology as the solution to China’s problems. Confucian philosophy, with its emphasis on knowing one’s place on the political hierarchy, was associated with the gentry class that Chinese communists claimed exploited peasant farmers—the Chinese Communist Party’s version of Karl Marx’s claim that the bourgeoisie exploited the proletariat.