Story of China

Power Politics in the Ming Dynasty

Clip: Episode 4 | 2m 24s

Harvard University's Dr. Lik Hang Tsui tells the tale of the third emperor of the Ming dynasty, the ruthless Yongle who kills his nephew to take power. In a purge of his enemies, a loyal minister speaks out and receives the cruelest punishment: Death by ten degrees.

Aired: 06/27/17

Rating: NR

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