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Asian Studies
ASNS 1150
Philip Thai

nd Wednesday, Jan. 22 Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1912) Legacy --> territorial integrity & expansion Late Imperial China: Chronology 16th Century (1500s): Flourishing commerce Good economy China was the head of the global economy 17th Century (1600s): Ming to Qing Dynasty transition A lot of wars Disrupted trade routes Famines 18th Century (1700s): Recovery and Expansion Recovery of commerce and demography - doubling of the population Shen Fu's Book 19th Century (1800s): Foreign and domestic challenges Europeans and Americans finally open up China to more trade (on west terms) Major civil war Rebellions Late Imperial China Imperial hierarchy 1. Emperor (Huang2 di4) - Absolute Monarch - No constraints - Son of Heaven Qian Long - famous emperor 1. Palace Ministers a. Ministers at a senior rank b. In the Emperor's Court 1. Provincial Officials • Reported to the Emperor 1. Prefectural • Acted as a Judge Officials } • In charge of engineering of 1. County buildings and bridges Officials • Collected Taxes
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