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9/11/18Ming Dynasty16thcentury left Ming dynasty in the state of bankruptcyGrowing number of unemployed 1620-30oCriminal gangs become repel armiesPolitical problem oGovernment became paralyzed due to the unwillingness of the emperor to do his job. oGrowing conflict within the ruling classElite class was the literati (educated). Only ones that were eligible to be appointed to officeThat similarity did not mean they all fought alike Was not over a particular policy, but really it was a disagreement over the importance of morality in political life A group of mostly younger intellectuals from the lower yanza region Had many schools and became a place that held many degree holdersBecame a place of socialization People became concerned about the elite as well as the emperor for not falling the proper way of ConfucianismBy the early 1700s, the young scholars were now mature and appointed to office themselves, so the debate became a factional one were moral reformers were against the royal guard because of their moral actions1620 oEmperor died and passed the torch to the sonSon died Factionalism oThe people believed the son was poisoned 1624oReformers wrote long denunciation %20208%20-%20Japanese%20Samurai%20-%20essay%20assignment.pdfListed the crimes of this unic and accused him for being in alliance with old guardofficials and unics within the palace Accused of 24 different crimes Ex) Defying the imperial authorityCompromise was impossible 1627oAnother emperor came to sit in the thrownThe unics were arrested, many were executed or exiled in a way they had to commit suicide. Decline of Ming dynasty was beyond its control
o17thcentury they cooled Climate cooled significantly over the period of the year and throughout the century More frequent storms or freezes that harmed the crops Gangs would join together to survive and also feed their families Financing the army went to feeding the troops Nature turned against the Ming Dynasty 2ndhalf of 1630oInternal IssuesRebel groups grew largerOne in central china and one in the NW part of china Inability of the army to suppress these rebels allowed them to capture cities and destroy infrastructure. Ruining crops. NW china rebel group grew and became a distinct threat to the empire Litza Chung moved to another city and captured the city The night before rebel group attacked the emperor stood looking at the rebel army in despair and hung himself. Emperor Son of Even was responsible of keeping the empire safeMing Dynasty was then in the hands of the rebel groupoExternal IssuesBeyond the great walls, a group of nonchinese seminomatic people called the jurchin formed into a larger confederation Nergachi- tribal leaderArmy was divided into the 8 banner system (elite)Took over NE