Ming dynasty

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Noun1.Ming dynasty - the imperial dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644Ming dynasty - the imperial dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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The Ming Empire collapses and falls to the Manchus, and Li Zicheng's army turns out to be equally corrupt and brutal.
Yuan's sailing off to a southern island is reminiscent of both Li Jun's [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] island refuge in Siam [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] in Ming loyalist (Chen Chen 1614-1665) (Sequel to the Water Margin) as well as [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]'s (Zheng He 1371-1433) leading the Ming treasure fleet to the western sea to explore new territories for the Ming Empire.
The strong Ming empire seemingly had the resources to force its political will on Vietnam, but the materially weaker Dai Viet kingdom was not willing to accept this change in the relationship for long.
For example, the official spoken language variety of the Chinese sovereignty has been the same Beijing dialect of the Yan regional lect of the Chinese language since the Qing Empire (1644~1912); the capital of the Chinese sovereignty has been the same Beijing since the Yuan Empire (1276~1368) [excluding the periods of the early Ming Empire (1368~1421) and the reformed Republic of China (1928~1949), when the capital was Nanjing].
Zheng He made seven voyages into the Indian Ocean between 1405 and 1433, showing the flag of the Ming Empire at the height of its power, establishing trade relations with numerous South Asian and Southeast Asian kingdoms, fighting pirates and bringing back exotic wares and animals.
The later decline of the Ming empire and the end of it's sea faring and trade was because of the war with the Mongolian invaders in the North, which saw many thousands of emigrants leave the country and move to other trade ports in Southeast Asia.
Along with historical sources, these sites and objects will tell us about Zu's role during an important time in Chinese history: the war between the Ming empire and the Manchu.
Europe also affected Chinese ways of warfare; the breech-loading cannon known as Folangii ('Frankish') reminds us of the importance of coercive force in maintaining the Ming empire.
Starting in 1405 the eunuch Admiral Zheng He led a series of seven voyages from the shores of the Ming empire into the South China Sea and Indian Ocean.
3] Indeed, stretching some 1,200 miles from the Great Wall in the north to semi-tropical ricelands of the south and over 1,000 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the east to the rugged wind-swept province of Shaanxi to the west, in 1500, the Ming empire was one of the greatest in the world at the time.
This is intriguing, because over the course of the early modern period, Japan accepted investiture only once, when the retired third shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu received the title king of Japan from the Ming empire in 1404.
American silver not only financed the activities of the English and Dutch East India Companies in the early seventeenth century, but monetized the economies and revenue systems not only of Europe but of the Ottoman, Safavid, Mughal and Ming Empires as well.