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Tang Sai'er

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Tang Sai'er (Chinese: 唐賽兒; fl. 1420) was a Chinese White Lotus rebel leader of the Ming dynasty.

She was the daughter of a martial art master in Putai, married Lin San and joined the White Lotus. In 1420, she used the discontent among the peasantry to gather a rebel army against the Imperial government at Xieshipeng. She took the cities Ju and Jimo and defeated several Imperial officials before her army was defeated at Anqiu. After the defeat, she and her rebels mixed with the sympathetic peasantry and disappeared and were therefore never punished. She remained a popular heroine in folk legend and the village Xieshipeng was named after her.

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  • Lily Xiao Hong Lee, Sue Wiles: Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women, Volume II: Tang Through Ming 618 - 1644