*Ming China

By katie_c
  • Period: Dec 7, 602 to Dec 7, 664

    Xuan Zang

    The Monkey King was written about this famous Tang monk.
  • Period: Nov 9, 1279 to Nov 9, 1368

    Final Days of Yuan Dynasty

    Uprising floods, famine, and rivalries from 1351-1367 lead to the fall of the dynasty.
  • Oct 25, 1368

    Ming Taizu

    Ming Taizu led expeditions that pushed Mongols out of China, he was knowen to be a military genius.
  • Period: Oct 25, 1368 to

    Ming Dynasty

    Ming Dynasty Ruled China.
  • Oct 28, 1368

    Ming Emperor Taizu

    This emperor established his capital, he was the only emperor to come from peasant stock.
  • Nov 9, 1368

    Hongwu Era

    This era begins when Zhu Yuanzhang leads an army into Beijing.
  • Nov 9, 1368

    Grand Military Achievement

    Zhu Yuanzhang became knowen as "grand military achievement" emperor as he created a large military system.
  • Nov 9, 1368


    The Hongwu emperor built a a large bureaucracy, using Confucian scholar-officals & eunuchs, to help administer his vast kingdom.
  • Nov 9, 1368


    The eunuchs became increasingly powerful in the court. Later emperors grew very fond of the eunuchs, who helped raise them; thus, the rank and duties of many eunuchs increased.
  • Nov 10, 1368

    Examination System

    This system grew more complex, offering 3 levels of examination activity & generally allowing any man to advance to the level of Confucian scholar-offical.
  • Period: Nov 10, 1368 to Nov 10, 1398

    The Hongwu

    The land, people, taxes, emperors, and population reaches over 60 million.
  • Period: Nov 10, 1393 to Nov 10, 1414


    Land registers, showing 129 million acres under cultivation.
  • Period: Oct 25, 1403 to Oct 25, 1424

    Ming Chengzu-3rd Emperor of the Dynasty

    This Emperor came to power through civil war.
  • Period: Nov 10, 1403 to Nov 10, 1492

    The Yongle

    During the Yongle and Hongwu, land, people, taxes, emerors and population reaches 60 million.
  • Nov 10, 1404


    Halin Acadmey established.
  • Period: Nov 11, 1405 to Nov 11, 1433

    Maritime Expiditions

    During the reigns of the Yongle and Hongxi emperors, China sent out 7 great maritime expiditions. The expiditions led by a court eunuch named Zheng He experienced great success, contacting and trading with countries as far as India and the Persian Gulf, almost a century before the portuguese sailed around Africa.
  • Nov 10, 1407


    Encyclopedia of the Yongle Period published.
  • Period: Dec 14, 1433 to Dec 14, 1530

    Ming Anti-commercialism

    China failed to become a world maritime power because rich and self-sufficient China lacked motivation and need that their Japanese and European counterparts would have centuries later.
  • Period: Oct 28, 1472 to Oct 28, 1528

    Famous Writer Wang Yangming

    Wang Yangming rewrote Confucianism.
  • Period: Dec 7, 1488 to Dec 7, 1521

    Reigns of Hongzhi & Zhengde

    1st neoclassical movement was initated by the former the "Former Seven Scholars" headed by Li Mengyang & He Jingming.
  • Oct 28, 1500


    The Portuguese arrived in port cities of Ming China.
  • Period: Dec 7, 1507 to

    Wu Cheng'en

    Wu Cheng'en A well knowen poet who wrote about scenery and animals.
  • Period: Oct 28, 1518 to

    Wang Shizhen

    Shizhen wrote the book THE PHARMACOPOEIA.
  • Period: Dec 7, 1522 to Dec 7, 1572

    Reigns of Jiajing & Longqing

    2nd neoclassical movement was led by "Later Seven Scholars" headed by Wang Shizhen & Li Panlong during this era.
  • Period: Dec 7, 1530 to

    "Mongol Problem"

    Problems on the Mongol frontier worsenes & the Ming would constantly have to deal with the "Mongol problem."
  • Period: Dec 7, 1550 to

    Troubles with Japan

    The Ming sufferes numerous raids from Japanese pirates, who would prowl the Chinese coastline.
  • Period: Dec 14, 1550 to

    Troubles with Japan

    Ming Dynasty suffered many raids from Japanese pirates, who would prowl the Chinese coastline, sometimes raiding towns and villages.The Ming decided to prohibit maritime trade with Japan in hopes of controlling these raids. But this lead to other problems.
  • Period: Nov 11, 1573 to

    Tribute System

    From Hongwu through the Wanli emperor. The Ming set up a tribute system dominate power in East Asia. China sent envoys to Korea, Japan, Annam, Tibet and other Southeast Asian countries in order to assume its position as the largest and oldest Asian country.
  • Period: Dec 7, 1573 to


    The reign of Wanliwas during this time.
  • British capture ship.

    The British captured a Portuguese ship, that was filled with Chinese goods.
  • Period: to

    Gu Yanwu

    The scholar Gu Yanwu estimated that 50% of imperial income derived from high taxes collected from costal cities.
  • Period: to

    The Manchus

    Manchu under Nurachi began attacking the Ming. Between 1629 and 1637, they attack north China, Korea, and Mongolia. In 1644, with assistance of Ming, armies, Manchus defeat Li and come to rule China in the QQing Dynasty.
  • Period: to

    The Donglin Party

    This party was intent on returning Chinese society and government to the traditional principals of Confucian conduct. They stressed the importance of moral of moral integrity and denounced corrupt officals including grand secretaries and high-powered eunuchs.
  • Riot of 1626

    Literati class formed an alliance against the government policy. They surrounded the courthouse and attached and killed 3 imperial guards.
  • Period: to

    Rise of Rebellion

    A majority of the provinces in Northwest China experienced severe famines.
  • Period: to Oct 28, 1276

    Song Dynasty

    Since this time the costal cities of China had produced great industry and trade.
  • Period: to Dec 7, 1279

    Tang Dynasty

    Chinese literary history, its origin can be traced back to this era.