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Chinese History-Ming Dynasty

Zhu Yuanzhang founded the Ming dynasty in 1368, this became china's ruling dynasty until 1644. Stability and orderly government characterized this dynasty. A very strong navy and army troops supported the steady government of the Ming dynasty. The Chinese were, therefore, able to rebuild the great wall and the Grand Canal together with other projects. The main role of Zhu in this dynasty was to develop production as well as to restore the state's strength. He strengthened the law of the country and fought against corruption.

At the time of Yongle emperor, so many reforms were done, and this earned him a lot of reputation. He was able to change the capital city to Beijing and ensured that there was a continuous food supplies to the capital from the southern. In addition to this, there was peace in the dynasty for several years after the emperor managed to bring down the Mongols. He also started sea voyages of Zheng He, which he used to expand the influence of Chinese, which was his prime desire. There was also the reformation of the way in which government officials were elected. This gave a tremendous millage to what his father had initially neglected when he was an emperor. This ensured that the government officials serving at his time were literate.

Yongle was a sign of glory, power, and prestige to the Chinese. Although he carried out reforms in the dynasty, he respected and preserved the Chinese culture. He was an emperor of exemplary leadership and is considered to have been a source of blessing due to the benefits in education, economic, and reforms in the military. Although he was a good emperor, he was also cruel and many Jian-wen servants suffered, and even died under his authority. The economy at this time was, however, the largest worldwide. The advance in technology, imperial rule's weakening and the increase in the political influence of merchants, which was increasing, led to the increase in the economy of this dynasty. The manufacturing industries were more advanced as compared to those in the past dynasties and were privatized.

Concubinage was experienced in china during Ming's dynasty, it was seen as the only safer option that a poor woman who could not get a husband could get financial help and support. It was, however, at this time that some people had become literate and women roles had changed. It was until 1644 when the dynasty fell. The Manchu overthrew this dynasty. The organized troops of the Mongol successfully conquered the Ming and the then emperor surrendered and died in a suicide.