China & Japan
Devonna Reynolds & Alexus Gittens
The Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
- commanded the army that conquered the Mongols.
-Improved imperial administration
-Moved the royal court to Beijing.
-Launched the first 7 voyages of exploration.
The Forbidden City
-They controlled the Imperial government from the Forbidden City.
- Huns, Manchu, and Mongols were governed form here.
- It is the largest complex of palaces in the world.
- Zheng He was a Chinese Muslim admiral
-He made voyages to Southeast Asia all the way to Eastern Africa.
-He sent gifts of silver and silk to show China's superiority.
-Sixteen countries showed tribute to the Ming Court.
The Qing Dynasty (1644-1912)
-Conquered the Ming Dynasty, the were originally from Manchuria.
-Seized Beijing from the Mings.
-Ruled for over 20 years
-Expanded China's borders to : Taiwan,Chinese Central Asia, and Tibet.
*The Chinese felt that they had no use for trade with the Europeans*
-Tokugawa was the Dynasty that ruled Japan from 1603 to 1868.
~The central government was strong
~Traditional culture thrived during the Tokugawa dynasty.
-The Closed Country Policy was put into effect when Europeans started to arrive in Japan.
~The Christians were trying to change Japanese culture.
~As a result,in 1639, leaders sealed all over japan except for one port city.
~The only people allowed were the Dutch and Chinese.