What were the Red Turban Rebellions (1351-1368)?

Introduction The Red Turban Rebellions (Chinese: 紅巾起義; pinyin: Hóngjīn Qǐyì) were uprisings against the Yuan dynasty between 1351 and 1368, eventually leading to the overthrow of Mongol rule in China. Causes of the Rebellions Since the 1340s, Yuan dynasty experienced problems. The Yellow River flooded constantly, and other natural disasters also occurred. At the same… Read More


What was the Battle of Lake Poyang (1363)?

Introduction The battle of Lake Poyang (鄱陽湖之戰) was a naval conflict which took place 30 August and 04 October 1363 between the rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang and Chen Youliang during the Red Turban Rebellion which led to the fall of the Yuan dynasty. Chen Youliang besieged Nanchang with a large fleet on Lake Poyang,… Read More