|1. Prince of Yanping Commandery (延平郡王)
2. Duke of Haicheng (海澄公)
|Born||13 August 1670|
|Died||22 September 1717(aged 47)|
Zheng Keshuang (13 August 1670 - 22 September 1717), courtesy name Shihong (實弘), pseudonym Huitang (晦堂), was the third ruler of the Kingdom of Tungning on Taiwan in the 17th century. He was the second son of Zheng Jing and a grandson of Koxinga (Zheng Chenggong).
When Zheng Jing died in 1681, the minister Feng Xifan allied with Zheng Jing's cousin to launch a coup to kill Zheng Kezang (鄭克𡒉), the eldest son of Zheng Jing, and then install a 12-year-old Zheng Keshuang on the throne of Tungning. Zheng Keshuang became known as the "Prince of Yanping Commandery" (延平郡王).
In 1683, the Kangxi Emperor of the Qing Dynasty commissioned Shi Lang to lead a naval fleet to attack Tungning. At the Battle of Penghu, Shi Lang's fleet defeated the Tungning forces led by Liu Guoxuan. Feng Xifan then urged Zheng Keshuang to surrender to the Qing Dynasty, and Zheng heeded his advice.
Zheng Keshuang then moved to the Qing capital, Beijing, where he became a member of the Plain Red Banner of the Eight Banners, and received the title of "Duke of Haicheng" (海澄公) from the Kangxi Emperor. He died of illness in 1717 and his ducal title was not inherited by his descendants.
Family and descendants
Zheng Keshuang married Feng Xifan's daughter and they had a son, Zheng Anfu (鄭安福).
The Taiwanese poet Zheng Chouyu (鄭愁予; born 1933) is a descendant of Zheng Keshuang.
- Hung, “Taiwan Under the Cheng Family, 1662 – 1683"
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