China and Japan

Isabella Cruz

The Forbidden City

CHINA

MING DYNASTY


Leaders

  • Hongwu - first Ming Dynasty emperor
  • Yonglo - moved royal court to Beijing (The Forbidden City)
  • Zheng He - led all of the seven voyages



The Forbidden City

  • biggest complex of palaces in the world
  • emperors live there and administer the Empirial government




QING DYNASTY


Manchurians

  • people of Manchuria
  • took over the Ming dynasty
  • expanded China's borders


Kangxi

  • contributed greatly to the acceptance of the new dynasty
  • reduced government expenses and lowered taxes
  • gained the support of intellectuals by offering them government jobs


Trade With Europe

  • blocked trade completely from the British

JAPAN

Japan Shoguns


  • the actual ruler
  • was often the hereditary military governors of Japan



Tokugawa Shogunate


  • system of rule
  • centralized the Japanese government
  • moved the capital to Tokugawa (Tokyo)


Closed Country Policy



  • policy of isolationism
  • kept the Europeans out in order to avoid any adaptation of any European culture or traditions