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- Pétain, Henri Philippe 1856-1951. French soldier and politician who led the pro-German government of unoccupied Vichy France (1940-1944).
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Bai Juyi, the famous poet, wrote several poems, exclusively describing the impressive Pyu performance. 98 This single case is certainly in itself not strong enough a proof; indeed many other interactions among these areas have been underestimated or overlooked.
Note 19: The biography of Nan Juyi (南居益), military governor of Fujian, in the Mingshi suggests that Li Dan was ordered by the Chinese to negotiate with the Dutch, an office he made the most of for his own enrichment.
They felt that Penghu, unlike Taiwan, was part of China, so in 1623 the governor of Fujian Province, Nan Juyi (南居益), sent Chinese troops to Penghu to attack the Dutch.
Note 52: Fujianese provincial governor (巡撫) Nan Juyi (南居益), cited in Yang Yanjie (楊彥杰), Heju shidai Taiwan shi 荷據時臺灣史 (Taipei: Lianjing 聯經 Press, 2000), p. 33. back
Bai Juyi, the famous Tang poet, wrote a poem that spoke of a man who broke his arm in order to be exempted from military duty. 20 A Song story told how Guo Zhongxiang was captured and sold many times by native chieftains in Nanzhao, and was finally bought back, thanks to his faithful friend. 21 Such a record could be true, as in 795, a Tang envoy brought back to Chang'an a couple of Tang generals who had been captured over four decades before. 22