The Wu family of military leaders from Shaoxing in the Ming-Manchu war

Research Fellow and Professor, Institute of History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing

This project studies the military and political careers of the Wu clan from Shanyin of Shaoxing in the southeast coastal province of Zhejiang, which produced celebrities like Wu Zongdao who fought for the Ming against the Manchus and Wu Xingzuo who contributed to the Manchu cause. An account of the way the Wu clan succeeded in the late Ming and early Qing dynasties and its becoming an influential clan in Liaodong will also be given.