In the Early 1300s, a peasant by the name of Hong Wu took over the Mongol Dynasty. It is said he brought back the Chinese dynasty and called his dynasty the Ming, meaning brilliant.
Due to Hong Wu's profound leadership, the empire prospered. There was a new tax system, a better government, and a state of peace. This led to farmers, artisans, and the entire economy to flourish.
After moving the capital to Beijing, Hong Wu created the Forbidden City, an astonishing palace where later rulers would stay. However, this ended weakening the Dynasty and rulers would basically spend too much time in the palace.
Zheng He was a sail who took seven voyages around the Indian Ocean to Africa. He was successful abd vrought back goods and gifts for the emperor. Zheng He was the foundation to China's powerful fleet.
Trade increased in Ming dynasty as goods were being traded through the silk road. Many countries seeked the Chinese silk.
The day was consisted of mostly work and production. The country was successful because of thir fairming and manufacturing. There was also the practice of foot binding that was a tradition in the Ming Dyansty. Although each individual life was not as exciting as onhe would hope. The people, along with couragous rulers was what turned China into one of the worlds most powerful countries.