The Qing Dynasty was first established in 1613 by the Manchus. In the year 1644 the Chinese capital at Beijing was captured by the leader Li Zicheng, and the Ming Dynasty.
The Qing Dynasty
The Manchus continued to expand into Central Eurasia, creating China’s largest enduring empire. Military preparedness was a preference for the Manchu rulers for maintaining control of the Qing Dynasty. The Manchu society was then divided into eight military groups, or banners, for defense.
Artistry & Trade
Farmers supplemented their homes by growing cash crops such as cotton which they spun to create clothe to use for the winter. Artisans spent their time creating hand-painted artwork with silks that became extremely popular, which helped make the empire wealthy.
Emperors Qianlong and Kangxi strengthened the empire by expanding it, reducing taxes, and increasing the wealth of the Dynasty by increasing farm and trade. The Qing leaders opened their ports to European influence, such as spreading Christianity and weakening their control and leading the Chinese to fall to the British control.
Artisans and farmers played a huge role in the Qing Dynasty, which made the empire very wealthy. Artisans created silk painted artworks that became very popular. Farmers grew cash crops for the winter to increase the wealth of the Dynasty. The Qing Dynasty lasted from 1644 - 1912. The Manchus would've been the last Dynasty of China but kept the empire under control for 300 years.
The Fall of The Qing Dynasty
The Qing dynasty lasted for almost 300 years, extended China’s borders farther than they had ever been before, and perfected the Chinese imperial system. The Qing Dynasty was also the last in China. Warfare, rebellions, overpopulation, economic disasters were some of the reasons due to the fall of this empire.