The person that removed the Mongols and the Yuan Dynasty from power was led by a man named Nhu Yuanzhang. He took control of China and called himself Emperor Hongwu. This was the beginning of the MingDynasty
This was the era of large civil engineering projects including the great wall of chin. This wall was almost completely rebuilt by the Ming Dynasty.
Emperor Chengzu was the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty. He did a lot of good things to strengthen China like rebuilding the Grand Canal and establishing trade and diplomacy with other countries.
In the early times of the Ming Dynasty, Chinas domain expanded in the south as a result of its successful invasion from northern Vietnam.
And during the Ming Dynasty, Japan became more aggressive. In the 15th century Japanese raiders joined up with Chinese pirates to make coastal raids in Chinese waters which were usually a small scale.
The Ming government was weakened by factionalism between civil interference by palace eunuchs. The burdens of a growing population and succession of weak and inattentive emperors. In 1644 a rebel leader, Li Zicheng captured Beijing and the local Ming military commander requested from the Manchu tribal people who had been on Chinas boarders.