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Shi Lang

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: May 5, 2019

Shi Lang (1621-96) was an important patriotic general of the navy during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). He was born in Jinjiang, East China's Fujian province.

He studied military strategy in his youth, and became particularly proficient in naval warfare. In 1683, under the command of Emperor Kangxi (1661-1722), Shi led a fleet of more than 200 warships and over 20,000 soldiers to attack the Tungning forces in Penghu, achieving the reunification of Taiwan and the Qing Empire.

Shi was then ranked Marquis Jinghai by Emperor Kangxi.