China and Japan

Calvin Doss and Benjamin Gidley

Ming and Qing

The Ming dynasty was a period of isolation from traders. The emperors did amazing things, like building the Forbidden City, a group of beautiful palaces. It was only open for the emperor and his council and was illegal for foreigners and commoners to enter the Forbidden city.

Later on, The Manchus invaded China, seized Beijing, and made the Qing dynasty for them.

Trade with Europeans

The Europeans desperately wanted to trade with China to get things like silk and porcelain, but China had a closed-country Policy, meaning Foreigners couldn't enter, and natives couldn't leave.