10-30 The Rise of the Ming Dynasty 1369-1644

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Greg J. Gallagher 30 October 2006-1 November 2006 The Rise of the Ming Dynasty 1369-1644 1) Downfall of the Yuan a) If Mongols so powerful, why does the Yuan fall so quickly i) Tibetan Power/Mongol treatment of Chinese ii) Economic destruction/inflation (1) Widening gap between north and south in economy iii) Natural disasters 2) The Rise of the Ming a) Regional Rebellions b) White Lotus Society—Red Turbans c) Maitreya Buddha—Future Buddha d) Zhu Yuanzhang—Taizu/Hongwu Emperor e) 1368—Founds the Ming (Bright) Dynasty f) Literature spreads i) No longer just printing Confucian classics
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Unformatted text preview: ii) Published lots of porn iii) Used to make money so they would print anything that people would want to buy (1) Lots of porn 3) Early Ming Policies a) Shift from Trade economy to Agrarian Economy i) Distrusted merchants ii) Focused on agricultural re-development b) New Legal Code c) Massive Military d) Authoritarian Centralization of Power e) Imperial Examination System f) Foreign Relations i) Tribute Relations ii) Mongols iii) Coastal Piracy 4) Challenges of re-establishing order: Taizu (Hongwu) Emperor 5) The Rise of Eunuchs...
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