Ming and Qing Dynasties Sophia Castillo Kayley Goulet
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Ming and Qing Dynasties Sophia Castillo, Kayley Goulet, Gray Hager, and Colton Bower Period 2
Reason for Decline v. Qing discouraged trade and showed little interest in European goods. v. As population grew China couldn’t sustain much growth, food shortages and famine occurred. v. China also rejected new ideas, technology, and economic.
v. The emperor reformed the tax system and distributed land to Chinese peasants. v. Qing dynasty was the richest empire. Economic v. Trade and commerce increased but was limited.
Political v. Zhu Yuanzhang brought peace and stability to China and ruled as despot with an iron hand. v. Later on his son Yong Le took power and built the great city Beijing and rebuilt the great wall. v. When Ming went down, Manchus took China under control and formed a new dynasty: Qing. They ruled according to Confucian principles. v. China had 2 amazing emperors, Kangxi and Qianlog
v Chinese rebel leader Zhu Yuanzhang took power and established the Ming. v Zhu rebuilt the Great Wall. An ancient defense against nomadic invaders. v Manchu invaders seized power with the aid of gunpowder weapons. v Formed the new dynasty called Qing MILITARY
Social In Chinese society thousands of officials spectate for wrong doings throughout the city The tribute system was incorporated to help lower class citizens and the Ming dynasty in general Chinese officials held a very high and prestigious position in social class
Cultural The Manchus had long been influenced by Chinese culture, and adopted many customs. Chinese men wore their hair like the Manchu style which was a shaved forehead with a pigtail in the back. Manchus ruled according to Confucian principles. That won the acceptance from Chinese people by upholding values from classical chinese culture.