Hypothetical time again.
You are Kublai Khan, ruler of the Mongol Empire. You have just received fabulous news from one of your generals: after a long siege that has gone on for decades, Seung Yeung Fortress has finally fallen to Mongol troops! Gwok Jing, defender of the city for over thirty years, and his allies are dead. Gwok's body lies in a military camp outside the now captured city, waiting to be disposed of according to your orders.
As Kublai Khan, how will you treat the matter of Gwok Jing's corpse? Things to consider:
1. In his youth, Gwok Jing had been an important ally of the Mongol Empire...a dear friend (the anda brother, in fact) of your father Tolui, almost husband of your aunt Hua Jeng, and valued commander of your grandfather Genghis Khan's troops.
2. Although his defense of Seung Yeung frustrated you time and again, Gwok Jing fought courageously and honorably...traits that are widely admired by the Mongols. Your troops greatly respect him (some of your senior generals once served under him as soldiers), and you must admit that you admire him as well.
3. He was the hero of the defeated Han people in Seung Yeung. They're beaten and demoralized, but how will they react if they learn that their hero's body has been desecrated? Will it enrage them and revive their fighting spirit, causing an uprising that you will have to deal with?
4. What is the cost of *NOT* showing the people the wrath of the Mongol Empire? Do you feel that it is necessary to make an example of Gwok Jing, even after his death, to show Han resisters what will happen to them if they do not submit themselves to the power of the Mongol Empire?
What do you do, oh mighty Kublai?