Ming Dynasty

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Ming Dynasty

Ming DynastyThe Ming dynasty, or the Great Ming, also called the Empire of the Great Ming, was the ruling dynasty of China for 276 years (1368–1644) following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty. The Ming, described by some as "one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history, was the last dynasty in China ruled by ethnic Han Chinese. Although the primary capital of Beijing fell in 1644 to a rebellion led by Li Zicheng regimes loyal to the Ming throne collectively called the Southern Ming survived until 1662.

The Forbidden CityThe Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty the years 1420 to 1912. It is located in the centre of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. It served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government for almost 500 years. .

Ming Dynasty

EconomyThe economy of the Ming dynasty was the largest in the world during that period. It is regarded as one of China's three golden ages (the other two being the Han and Song periods). The period was marked by the increasing political influence of the merchants, the gradual weakening of imperial rule, and technological advances.

Ming Dynasty monuments

ReligionThe Ming Dynasty had several religious inclinations, but the dominant religious beliefs during that time were Taoism (also Daoism) and Buddhism.Christianity was also spreading in China during the Ming Dynasty.

Zhu Yuanzhang

The first emperor of the Ming Dynasty.


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