1 hr 12 min

Episode 285: Hoes of History: Zheng Yi Sao aka Ching Shih The Homance Chronicles

    • History

One of history's most captivating figures: Zheng Yi Sao, better known as Ching Shih – the Pirate Queen of China was born in 1775 in Guangdong Province, China. We recount Zheng Yi Sao's remarkable rise to power alongside her husband, the notorious pirate captain Zheng Yi, and the fateful events that propelled her to command the Red Flag Fleet, one of the most formidable pirate armadas to ever sail the South China Sea.
She transformed from a humble working-class girl into a strategic genius and fearless leader, earning her the title of Pirate Queen. She implemented a strict code of conduct, ensuring order and unity within her vast fleet. 
We explore the challenges she faced from the Qing Dynasty and Western powers, and learn how she orchestrated her retirement from piracy, negotiating a historic pardon that secured amnesty for herself and her crew.
Follow us on IG: @homance_chronicles
Connect with us: linktr.ee/homance
Send us a Hoe of History request: homancepodcast@gmail.com

One of history's most captivating figures: Zheng Yi Sao, better known as Ching Shih – the Pirate Queen of China was born in 1775 in Guangdong Province, China. We recount Zheng Yi Sao's remarkable rise to power alongside her husband, the notorious pirate captain Zheng Yi, and the fateful events that propelled her to command the Red Flag Fleet, one of the most formidable pirate armadas to ever sail the South China Sea.
She transformed from a humble working-class girl into a strategic genius and fearless leader, earning her the title of Pirate Queen. She implemented a strict code of conduct, ensuring order and unity within her vast fleet. 
We explore the challenges she faced from the Qing Dynasty and Western powers, and learn how she orchestrated her retirement from piracy, negotiating a historic pardon that secured amnesty for herself and her crew.
Follow us on IG: @homance_chronicles
Connect with us: linktr.ee/homance
Send us a Hoe of History request: homancepodcast@gmail.com

1 hr 12 min

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