The ming dynasty

The ming dynasty

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  • The man that founded the Ming Dynasty was Zhu Yuanzhang 
  • He was born in 1328 and was orphaned at the age of 16. Zhu survived by begging and later becoming a monk
  • In the 15th century, the ming dynasty was moved from Nanjing to Beijing 
  • It was know as Zijin Cheng transferring to the The Purple Forbidden City. It was named this because only people invited by the emperor were allowed in.
  • The oldest part of china is the great wall of china. That dates back to the 7th century, but back in 1500 the emperor decided to give it a makeover.
  • He changed it to be made out of limestone, granite, and fired brick witch was made out of clay strengthened out by sticky rise
  • expert potters had created one of the most popular type of trading items in the Ming dynasty. It was made with their local clay that was found there. 
  • This pottery was was exported to the Arab world and Europe, and it's dragon cloud desighns are still famouse to this day 
  • Unlike every civilization the Ming dynasty had started off with paper money and then moved to coin money.
  • The paper money system was replaced by the silver coins, where the metal was imported from the spanish empire.
  • By the early 17th century the greatest threat to Ming supremacy was northeast of the Great Wall.
  • Li Zicheng was a postal messenger in the western city of Xian. Li served briefly in the Ming army, but later joined a group of roving bandits. He led them in a rebellion, and in 1644 Li's men captured the city of Beijing. These events allowed the Manchus to take over the throne and begin the Qing Dynasty.
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