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    Ming Dynasty Spy Agencies

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    The spy agencies of the Ming During the Ming Dynasty, there were many Spy agencies developed by different emperors. They are the Eastern Depot Factory, Western Depot Factory and the Jinyiwei (Emperors’ personal bodyguards). Each were created for its own purpose and to each agency. Eastern Depot was created by Zhu Yuan Zhang’s fourth son Zhu Di. Western Depot was created by Zhu Jian Shen, Ming Dynasty’s eighth emperor. The most famous Jinyiwei was created by Hong Wu Emperor Zhu Yuan Zhang himself, it functioned as secret polices to stabilize the dynasty since the Ming Dynasty was just founded. Jinyiwei, literally meaning the “brocade-clad guard”. They were created in Hongwu fifteen years (1382), created by HongWu Emperor. They are directly…

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    Ming Dynasty

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    The founder of the Ming dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang, rose from humble beginnings. Under Yuan rule, he was an oppressed Chinese peasant boy, and during the rebellions against them, he called upon the Chinese to take China back for themselves, overthrowing the Mongols. Overall, the Ming dynasty had support because they were overthrowing foreign corruption. Furthermore, they wanted to fight to restore the dignity of their nationality by bringing an end to the chaos of the final Yuan years. For that…

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    devastating effect for the people of China. Samuel Hawley describes the economy of the Ming as huge as evidenced by the list of items produced which were grain, cotton, silk, porcelain, tobacco, paper, peanuts, lacquer, ink, and indigo. The producers of these goods had become too reliant on the silver system and Atwell points out that a drastic reduction in silver would cause catastrophic economic difficulties for China. One problem was in the agriculture realm where the people had to sell…

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    censorship that intimated, beheaded, or imprisoned any opponents to Qianlong Emperor policies regarding Ming Dynasty literature. In this capacity, individuals that were perceived to be an enemy of Qing Dynasty literature became a target for government officials that sought to enforce Qianlong Emperor’s policies through trials and court hearings on literary ideology: Despite these displays of Chinese virtues, the Qianlong Emperor was not fully confident that the Chinese supported his rule, and he…

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    The Ming Dynasty is one of the greatest of the Chinese dynasties. The Ming Dynasty ruled ancient China from 1368-1644 (1). A dynasty is made up of rulers coming from the same family line over many generations. Sons, brothers, and male cousins would follow each other in controlling the dynasty. The Ming Dynasty lasted over three hundred years with sixteen different rulers taking control of the dynasty. The Ming Dynasty followed the Yuan Dynasty which was run by Mongols. During the final…

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    The Imperial Palace and Forbidden City are two sinister sounding names for the Chinese royal palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is the largest and best preserved palace in the world today. Fourteen emperors in the Ming dynasty and ten emperors in the Qing dynasty along with their royal families and some chief government lived in the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was started in 1407 and completed in 1420 by Emperor Yongle (a.k.a Chengzu) in the Ming dynasty. Emperor Yongle moved…

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    Asia in the 16th through 19th centuries was prospering and growing rapidly. Various empires came to power including the dynasties Chinese the Ming and the Qing, Tokugawa Japan and the hermit kingdom Korea. These empires all achieved greatness when it came to political aspects, social aspects and economical aspects.The Asian empires were more similar than different. In both China and Japan agriculture was highly important to the economy and was also valued more than being a merchant or artisan.…

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    Walty Toub Bonner History ‘16 The Fall of the Ming Dynasty The Ming Dynasty was one of the most powerful dynasties at the time and after a long battle politically, economically, and socially it falls. The Ming Dynasty also known as “the Great Ming” ruled over China for over 250 years. The Ming Dynasty faced many problems during their downfall including the reign of the wanli emperor, role of the eunuchs, economic breakdown and natural disaster, rise of the manchu, political…

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    ruling of dynasties that each had strong founding Emperors, collected tax, controlled population, developed the economy from previous years and brings the empire to a new peak in economic and commercial expansion never seen before. However, following the peak of the dynasty we see a significant decline in the ruling emperors, ceding powers to eunuchs, ministers and ruling female family members before the inevitable end and the repeating process with the next dynasty. In comparison to this…

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    The legal rights of Chinese women remain almost nonexistent during the 14th to 17th century Ming Dynasty rule, however, modern day China is controlled by a government working to achieve equality for both genders. Throughout the 276 years that the Ming Dynasty was controlling China, a plethora of achievements in the areas of education, philosophy, literature, and art changed Chinese society. However, these changes affected mainly males because women were treated as nothing. For instance, the main…

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