Standards (Ming's China and East Asia)

  • Jan 1, 1368

    Ming Dynasty Begins with Zhu Yuanzhang

    Started as a peasant and ended up starting the longest dynasty in Chinese history! Naturally he began the Great Ming's laws, which began the tradition of centralization. Like almost every other ruler at this time in history, he became ruler by killing many people.
  • Jan 1, 1368

    Great Wall

    Construction begins to keep out Mongol invaders.
  • Jan 1, 1406

    Forbidden City

    Construction of the Forbidden City begins.
  • Jan 1, 1407

    China Invades Vietnam for the 4th time.

    China Establishes control of Vietnam
  • Jan 1, 1408

    Yongle Canon (Chinese Encyclopedia) is finished

    This is the largest encyclopedia it has almost 23,000 volumes and 370,000,000 written entirely by hand.
  • Jan 1, 1578

    The Compendium of Materia Medica is completed

    Li Shizhen finsihes his manual of how to use 18,000 medicines with 11,000 formulas.
  • Dynasty Ends with Zhu Youjian

    The Chongzhen emperor, saw the fall of the great dynasty to the manchu. The Manchu are a minority in China and their rebellion overthrew the last of the Ming emperor's.