Ming Dynasty

Economics

Improving Trade

The Ming Dynasty...
  • Increased development in the handicraft industry
  • Made advancements in farming tools such as water-powered equipment which helped mass produce food
  • Had improved junk ships due to the Song Dynasty
  • Switched from paper currency to coin currency

Important Jobs

  • Farmers-Trading using crops was becoming more popular
  • Factory Workers-Were now being paid and forced labor was abolished

Important Products for trade

  • Porcelain
  • Silk
  • Tea
  • Iron
  • Food Goods

Who did the Ming Dynasty trade with?

  • Other parts of Asia
  • Eastern Africa
  • As far as Europe and Japan

Ming Dynasty Trade Routes

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