2018/2019 School of Chinese Research Student Seminar
The Political Struggle between Emperor Huai of Jin and Prince of Donghai
劉國忻 Mr. Lau Kwok Yan
January 18, 2019 (Friday); 5:30-6:45pm
Room 730, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Emperor Hui of Jin (259-307) was killed by Prince of Donghai (?-311) in 306. Prince of Donghai then acclaimed Emperor Hui’s younger brother Prince of Yuzhang (284-313) Emperor Huai of Jin. In the same year, Prince of Donghai killed Prince of Hejian (?-306), ending 16 years of civil wars between the princes. In this historical background, the development of the relationship between Emperor Huai of Jin and Prince of Donghai was changing, which in a certain sense became the key problem of the survival of the Western Jin Dynasty. Drawn from different historical materials, this talk explores their political struggle and its influence.
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