Founded the Yuan Dynasty in 1279
overthrew last Mongal emperor, took title of Hongwu
son of Hungwu/Zhu Yuanzhang
Yonglo moved the Ming dynasties capital to this city
Chinease Muslim Admiral, led 7 voyages (around the Indian Ocean)
emperors' decision to isolate
arrival of European traders, Christian Missionaries
Italian Jesuit Priest, become accepted into Ming Court was highly respected
Ming Restored/built during Ming Dynasty
Reasons for Ming's Decline
weak rulers, increased corruption, defense efforts drained treasury, High Taxes, crop failure
overtook Ming Dynasty, Captured Beijing, named it Qing dynasty
ruled from 1644-1911, grew to its largest size in history
flourished the Qing Dynasty, ruled from 1661-1772
grandson of Kangxi, brought the empire to its height, ruled from 1736-1796
Lord George Macartney
went to China to discuss expanding trade, didn't show respect by kowtowing so was sent away
kneeling in front of the emperor and touching the forehead to the ground nine times
wrote Dream of the Red Chamber, considered Chinas Greatest Novel
Dream of the Red Chamber
examines the decline of an upperclass chinease family
Produced equisite blue and white Porcelain
valuable trade item (especially with Europe)
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