years later during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1664) a second Shaolin Temple
was constructed in Fukien province, in the south of China and served
as another great centre for martial arts and culture.
in 1664, Manchus from the north invaded China and overthrew the Ming
Dynasty and replaced it with the Ching (1664-1911). Most of Northern
China was conquered, with Southern China falling many years later.
Most activity in Northern Shaolin Temple had ceased. Southern Shaolin
continued to flourish however, even after the Manchus conquered Southern
Shaolin became a centre for rebel activity against the Ching with
many revloutionaries seeking refuge within its walls. The Ching became
aware of these activities, and planned its destrucion.
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