Wh2 ch.26 - Chapter 26: Tradition and Change in East Asia...

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Chapter 26: Tradition and Change in East Asia Ming Dynasty o 1368-1644- Hongwu was the founder of this dynasty o Restored native rule to China Drove Mongols out and built a centralized state Ming emperors focus was to prevent invasions Moved capital to Beijing o Built the Great Wall of China Along the Northern border Hundreds of thousands of laborers worked on the wall Eradicated Mongols to create a stable society in the image of Chinese past o Sponsored Confucianism o Restored the system of civil service examinations o Didn’t survive beyond the mid-16 th century o Series of problems weakened the dynasty Pirates operated alone the east coast of china Corruption and inefficiency spread throughout the gov’t and weakened the Ming state Series of famines struck China in early 17 th century Manchu forces invaded and took Beijing Generals deserted the Min dynasty due to their corruption QING DYNASTY* o Ruled China until early 20 th century o Qing = “pure” o Establishment of Qing dynasty was partially due to Manchu military prowess and partly to Chinese support of the Manchus o Qianlong oversaw the vast construction of the Qing dynasty
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course HISTORY 165 taught by Professor Freeman during the Summer '11 term at Coastline Community College.

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Wh2 ch.26 - Chapter 26: Tradition and Change in East Asia...

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