In addition to the East-West factory, is there any "South Factory" and "North Factory" in the history of the Ming Dynasty?

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In addition to the East-West factory, is there any "South Factory" and "North Factory" in the history of the Ming Dynasty?

2018-09-20 20:25:32 235 ℃

Jinyiwei and Dongchang are the most famous and longest-running secret agencies in the Ming Dynasty. In addition to Jinyiwei and Dongchang, there have been special agencies such as the West Factory and the Insider Factory in the history of the Ming Dynasty. So is there any "South Factory" and "North Factory" in the history of the Ming Dynasty?

The first thing to note is that the "factory" is the name of the institution under the royal court in the Ming Dynasty, and the organization of the subordinate subordinates basically has "factory" ". Because it is the inner court organization, the chiefs of the East Factory, the West Factory, and the Inner Factory are all eunuchs. This is the biggest difference from Jin Yiwei.

In addition to the East Factory, the West Factory, and the Insider Factory, there are indeed no other secret agencies under the command of the eunuch in the history of the Ming Dynasty, so they are not called It is a special agency of “South Factory” and “North Factory”. However, in the history of the Ming Dynasty, there were indeed special agencies named after "South" and "North."

These secret agencies are "North Town Fusi" and "South Town Fusi". It is necessary to know that Jin Yiwei is a spy agency, but Jin Yiwei is a military organization in name. The highest commander of Jin Yiwei is the “Commander” and one of the most common names of military officials in the Ming Dynasty.

Jinyiwei’s office is “North Town Fusi” and “Nanzhen Fusi”, among which the director of Beizhen Fusi handles the case and “prison” "The political influence and importance are more than the Nanzhen Fusi responsible for general affairs." However, Nanzhen Fusi has the right to directly investigate the case-handling personnel of Beizhen Fusi.