Han’s Son is Not a Slave

Chapter 948 Support the Qing Dynasty and Fight the Ming Dynasty (Part 1)



Han Juyuan, an academician of Lifan, was a jinshi in the 12th year of Chongzhen. In the 15th year of Chongzhen, he secretly traveled to North Korea. Later, when the city of Beijing was broken, he first surrendered to the Chuang Chuang and then to the Qing Dynasty. Because of his experience as an envoy to North Korea, he has been serving as an official in the Imperial Academy. In the tenth year of Shunzhi, Su Kesaha sent Han Juyuan to North Korea to transfer troops to deal with Rakshasa. After returning, Han has been in charge of North Korean affairs in the Court of Lifan, and he is regarded as one of the few “North Korean passers-by” in the Qing court.

Han Juyuan was very pleasantly surprised to learn that he was appointed by the emperor as an envoy to North Korea immediately, and that he was promoted to raise the flag after returning. After preparing for one day in the Lifan Yuan, he led his entourage to Tianjin Wei the next day, and then took a sea ship from Tianjin to Korea. This road is much faster than going from Shanhaiguan via Jinzhou to Datong River to Seoul. The only thing that suffers is that the boat is very bumpy.

Han Juyuan arrived in North Korea on March 21. As soon as he entered the port, the local North Korean officials treated him like a guest. At the same time, the news of the arrival of the envoy from the heaven was also reported to Seoul immediately. Hearing that a special envoy from the Qing Dynasty was coming, the Joseon King Li Di was very nervous, nervous but a little scared at the same time. Li Di’s nervousness and fear lies in his father Li Hao.

Because the Ming Dynasty sent troops to help North Korea expel the Japanese invaders during the Wanli period, the whole country in North Korea was grateful to the Ming Dynasty. Therefore, when the Qing Dynasty rose, North Korea sent troops many times to help the Ming Dynasty fight. Later, Hong Tai of the Qing Dynasty led the army to crusade against Korea. The capital of Korea, Seoul, fell in a flash, and the king of Korea, Li Yu, asked to surrender. The two sides built an altar and vowed that Korea became a vassal of the Qing Dynasty. The Qing army took Li Yu’s sons Li Hui, Li Jun and Li Hao to Shenyang as hostages. After the Qing Dynasty entered the Central Plains, in the second year of Shunzhi, Li Hao, who had lived in the Qing Dynasty as a hostage for a long time, returned to Seoul and succeeded the throne four years later, with the temple name Xiaozong.

After Li Hao became the king of Joseon, the enthusiasm for anti-Qing and restoration of Ming Dynasty in Korea was still very high, and Li Hao himself was no exception. As soon as he came to power, he took the restoration of the future as his own mission, and was convinced of the Confucian adage that the Hu people had no luck in a hundred years. He regarded natural disasters such as earthquakes and comets as signs of the demise of the Qing Dynasty, and placed high hopes on the anti-Qing forces such as the Nanming regime. The feud with Japan was reconciled, and he was willing to lend it to the Tokugawa shogunate army in Japan in order to attack the Qing Dynasty together with the Nanming regime.

In order to cultivate the strength of North Korea, Li Hao actively expanded his army and prepared for war. The army in the Imperial Camp Hall in Seoul was increased from 7,000 to 21,000, and the Imperial Army was increased from 600 to 1,000, and all of them were reorganized into cavalry. In addition, the Imperial Camp Hall also added cannons. The fortified troops were also equipped with a large number of shotguns in the Imperial Camp Hall, ready to march westward at any time. However, North Korea’s finances were very difficult, and its armament was also weak, and it was impossible to support Li Hao’s ambition to “fight the Qing”. Coupled with the rapid progress of the Qing army’s southward movement, the Qing Dynasty effectively controlled most of the country’s provinces. It is unlikely that the Ming Dynasty will be resurrected again.

In the sixth year of Shunzhi, Li Hao reported to the Qing court that Japan might attack the west and requested to train troops to repair the city. As a result, the Qing Dynasty sent an emissary to check on the spot and found that North Korea was trying to renovate its war preparations in the name of defending against Japan. Rebuked Li Hao and warned North Korea to keep the way of the ministers.

Seeing that China’s domestic anti-Qing forces disappeared one by one, the Qing court actually owned more than half of China, and the Qing Dynasty was prepared for itself. Li Hao had to change his ways and no longer had the idea of ​​restoring the Ming Dynasty, but wanted to improve the relationship with the Qing Dynasty. , and looked for every opportunity to serve the Qing Dynasty in order to rationally explain his previous intentions of expanding the military and preparing for war. It’s a pity that he passed away before he could take effective action.

After Li Hao’s death, his eldest son, Li Di, who was only 18 years old, succeeded to the throne. Like his father Li Hao, Li Hao was also a hostage in Shenyang when he was young, so he was very afraid of the Qing Dynasty. In addition, when his father Li Hao was alive, he had been plotting to fight against the Qing Dynasty and restore the Ming Dynasty, so Li Hao was very afraid that the Qing Dynasty would find himself. account, even denying himself the king and interfering with the replacement of the Joseon throne.

Fortunately, since Li Di took the throne for more than a year, the Qing Dynasty did not accuse North Korea of ​​anything, and also recognized him as the king of North Korea, which made Li Di feel at ease and began to reform the internal affairs of North Korea. Not long ago, Li Di had just ordered his ministers to formulate the “Phasing Avoidance Law” prohibiting marriages of the same clan and the same surname, and at the same time invented the copper movable type printing technology. When he looked up, the angels of the Qing Dynasty came suddenly, and there was no news at all beforehand, and then he thought of the several “reconnaissance envoys” sent by the Qing Dynasty to North Korea, which made Li Di feel nervous and afraid. are not good.”

During the few days in Seoul waiting for the envoys of the Qing Dynasty to come, Li Di was always on guard, afraid that the Qing Dynasty would send an envoy to question his deceased father and king for conspiring against the Qing Dynasty and to investigate the crimes of North Korea’s “misconduct”. On the second day after Han Juyuan arrived in Seoul~www.mtlnovel.com~ Li Di met with Han Juyuan, accompanied by the left and right ministers, in an uneasy manner.

The two sides first carried out some rituals symbolically, and said a lot of polite words to each other. Li Di was glad to find that the words of the envoys of the Qing Dynasty did not mean a threat, but he still could not understand the purpose of the envoys of the Qing Dynasty. So after some trials, he finally summoned up the courage to ask the Qing envoy the purpose of his visit, and learned that the Qing Dynasty actually asked the Korean state to send 5,000 troops to help suppress the thieves. Li Di and all the ministers were stunned.

Li Di asked the Qing envoy Han Juyuan suspiciously: “Xiao Wang dares to ask the angel, the Qing has already conquered China, why should my country send troops to fight?”

Han Juyuan knew the young king in front of him. When he came to Korea seven years ago, Li Di was still the prince, and he was only eleven years old at the time. He was an urchin. He was a little embarrassed.

Han Juyuan is very clear about the domestic situation and the crisis facing the Qing court, but he knows that he must not reveal half of it in front of the Koreans, so he calmly said: “Although the Qing Dynasty is in China, the land of Lingnan in the south still has its place. Ming soldiers and horses resisted stubbornly. They colluded with Folang and bought a large number of muskets, which made our Qing army suffer a lot. My emperor heard that your Korean country has strong firearms, so he specially ordered this officer to come to your country and ask your country to send troops to help. , After this is done, my emperor will have a great reward.”

“This….”

After Li Di heard this, he was very embarrassed, and Zheng Taihe, the leading minister of state affairs, also shook his head slightly at him. Zheng Taihe’s intention is obvious, to make the king reject the request of the Qing Dynasty. Li Xing wanted to refuse, but when he thought about the powerful Qing army he had witnessed in Shengjing, and the Qing envoys who came to North Korea to arrest people and kill people every other day, he didn’t dare to say what he refused. He coughed lightly, then suddenly turned the corner and asked Han Juyuan, “I wonder what the emperor of Qing is this year?”

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