In the early 1300s, a poor peasant who would rename himself Hong Wu would overthrow the Mongol Dynasty. He would work to reinvent the Chinese Dynasty.
Farmers moved towards the northern region where crops like corn and potatoes became plentiful.
Under Hong Wu, local government was reformed.
Chinese daily life was built around work and productivity. Things such as farming and manufacturing were part of everyday life.
Under Emperor Hong Wu, a new tax system was put in place, and new law codes were enforced with Confucianism.
Emperor Hong Wu moved the capital to Beijing and had a great palace built inside the forbidden city. In later years, rulers stayed inside this forbidden city and seldom did the work required, thus weakening the dynasty and having it overthrown by the Manchus.