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Liang Chen

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Week 9
Ming Dynasty Han Chinese rebellion against Mongol (Yuan) Dynasty brought the end to
Yuan
Zhu Yuanzhang: founder of Ming Dynasty, also known as Hongwu emperor
Restoration of Chinese tradition, Confucian system, civil service examination, and
law codes from the Tang and Song period
He was a rebel leader
Yongle emperor (Zhu Di, Prince of Yan) the eldest son of Hongwu, challenged the
supposed heir Jianwen emperor and became the Ming emperor
Sponsored Zheng Hes expedition around the world (first maritime expedition)
Socio-economic development during Ming
Agriculture: irrigation projects, canals, reservoirs
Better crops (earlier ripen crops, better fertilizer, new crops
Trade: China had to worlds largest market by then
Development of cotton industry in China (cotton was previously only produced in India)
Development of paper currency
Exports of silk, porcelain, tea
Foreign silver from Japan and beyond
Growing commercialization, rising demand
Technology:
Mechanical loom: for silk and cotton
Improved woodblock printing: of 5 colors
Innovation in irrigation and agriculture: plowing, planting, harvesting
Also development in literature, literacy, and urban culture
Ming diplomacy and defense
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Week 9 Ming Dynasty Han Chinese rebellion against Mongol (Yuan) Dynasty brought the end to Yuan Zhu Yuanzhang: founder of Ming Dynasty, also known as Hongwu emperor Restoration of Chinese tradition, Confucian system, civil service examination, and law codes from the Tang and Song period He was a rebel leader Yongle emperor (Zhu Di, Prince of Yan) the eldest son of Hongwu, challenged the supposed heir Jianwen emperor and became the Ming emperor Sponsored Zheng Hes expedition around the world (first maritime expedition) Socio-economic development during Ming Agriculture: irrigation projects, canals, reservoirs Better crops (earlier rip
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