series of rulers who gave China peace and prosperity (1368-1644) and sought to minimize outside influence.
Was the son of a peasant who commanded the rebel army that drove the Mongols out of China in 1368. He was the first emperor of the Ming dynasty.
A Ming Dynasty ruler who moved the royal court to Beijing and launched the first voyage of exploration
A Chinese Muslim admiral whose huge expedition fleets reached Southeast Asia and Africa.
People from the northeast of the Great Wall who invaded China in 1644 when the Ming dynasty had weekend
The dynasty that took power after the Ming's and expanded China to Taiwan, Chinese Central Asia, Mongolia, and Tibet
The Qing emperor (1661) who listened to the common people and led his troops to victory over the Mongols.