Ming China

  • Period: Nov 2, 770 to Nov 2, 1256

    Confucian Classics

    They formed though Eastern Zhou period. They were required readings and text had 2 be known insideout. These people were also tested in their literati and knowledge.
  • Period: Nov 9, 1279 to Nov 9, 1368

    Yuan Dynasty

    There was an uprising in floods, famine, and rivalries from 1351-1367 which in turn led to the fall in the dynasty
  • Period: Oct 28, 1300 to

    Ming China

  • Oct 25, 1368

    pushed the mongols out of china

    pushed the mongols out of china
    after the Mongols were pushed out; for 300 years after, Ming Dynasty ruled China
  • Nov 9, 1368

    Hongwu Era

    Hongwu Era
    Zhu Yuanzhang led an army into Beijing
  • Period: Nov 9, 1368 to Nov 9, 1398

    Hongwu Emperor

    His given name was Zhu Yuanzhang he was the founder and first emperor of the ming dynasty.
  • Period: Nov 9, 1393 to Nov 9, 1414


    showed 129 million acres under cultivation.
  • Oct 25, 1403

    Ming Changzu

    Ming Changzu
    He was the third emperor of the dynasty ending in 1424
  • Period: Nov 9, 1403 to Nov 9, 1424

    Yongle Emperor

    during the time he and Hongwu had ruled, land, people, and taxes increased
  • Nov 9, 1404

    Hanlin Academy est.

    Hanlin Academy est.
    the encyclopedia of the Yongle Period was published in 1407
  • Period: Nov 9, 1405 to Nov 9, 1433

    Maritime Expeditions

    During the reigns of the Yongle and Hongxi emperors, China sent out seven great maritime expeditions. The expeditions led by a court eunuch named Zheng. He experienced great success, contacting and trading weith countries as far as India and the Persion Gulf, almost a century before the Portuguese sailed around Africa.
  • Period: Nov 2, 1472 to Nov 2, 1528

    Wang Yangming

    One of the most famous emperors were Wang Yangming. He was famous for confucians. The confucians was rewrote many times till Wang came along.
  • Oct 25, 1500

    Portuguese arrived in port cities of Ming China

    Portuguese arrived in port cities of Ming China
    The portuguese arrived in cities of Ming China opening trade between the two
  • Dec 7, 1507

    Wu Cheng'en

    Wu Cheng'en
    Wu was well known as a poet who wrote about scenery and the behavior of animals. Even though he was famous, he had not yet at the age of 45 received the degree of gong sheng. He hadn't enough influence or wealth fopr high positions in the work force.
    he later died at the age of 1582
  • Period: Nov 1, 1518 to

    Wang Shizen

    Listed properties, therapies, and dangers of almost 1,000 drugs.
  • Oct 25, 1528

    Wang Yangming

    Wang Yangming
    He was another man whom had re-written Confucianism in this period. He was just the most famous. He argued that moral and intellectual guidance did not come from the external sources or rituals and education but from a person's self.
  • Nov 9, 1530

    Mongol Problem

    Mongol Problem
    the "Mongol Problem" began in he 1530's and continued until the fall of the dynasty. From 1530 and so on, they would have to deal with the mongols
  • Period: Nov 9, 1550 to

    Troubles with Japan

    The Ming had suffered numerous raids from Japanese pirates. China had made an agreement with Japan later on and was no longer looked to as the "big brother" east Asia once was seen as.
  • Period: Nov 9, 1573 to

    Wan-li Reign

    The wanli emperor showed very little interest in the afairs of state. He let other people make his decsions for him and proritized himself with woodcarving and literature.
  • British cease Chinese goods

    British cease Chinese goods
    After the British captured a Portuguese ship the silks of China were discovered
  • Period: to

    Scholar Gu Tanwu

    He had estimated that 50 percent of the imperial income derived from the high taxes collected from the coastal cities.
  • The Manchus

    The Manchus
    Manchu under Nurhaci began attacking the ming. and then between 1629 and 1637 they attacked north china, korea, and mongolia.
  • Period: to

    Donglin Party

    The Donglin party was focused on returning things to old confucian ways. They had also stressed the importance of moral intergrity and denounced corrupt officials includding grand secretaries and high-powered eunuchs.
  • Riots break out

    Riots break out
    the ming government was foreced to quell a riot. there were many riots over the years.
  • Period: to

    Rise of the Rebellion

    A majority of the provinces in Northwest China experienced severe famines. at the same time, a young postal worker from that area named Li Zicheng lost his job due to unwise economic administrative policies. Li, joining his uncle who was already a bandit, became the leader of a bandit group that successfully raided numerous provinces in Northwest China. Li's ranks soon swelled; he even formed an organized system of government that included some even formed scholar officials.
  • Period: to Oct 28, 1276

    Song Dynasty

    The coastal cities of China had produced great industry and trade, great ship builders and great merchant dynasties.
  • Period: to Dec 7, 755

    Tang Dynasty

    When proffesional lay storytellers in the capital of Chang'an. Tang Writers who cultivated and elaborated on those stories, wrote the first group of vernacular stories.