Ming Dynasty



10/28/1368 - 11/1/1368

Ming Taizu, the emperor pushed the mongolians out of China

Ming dynasty

11/01/1368 - 11/02/1644

Huochong Gun


It was a 105mm gun; it is 35.3 centimeters long and weighs 6.94 kilograms. Before firing the huochong gun it was placed on a wooden prop stand and packed with projectile inserted in it. When the gun was lit, the force from the gunpowder would shoot out the projectile.

The great wall


The Great Wall of China was built mostly during the ming dynasty.

Farther advancements in block printing

1400 - 1644

Hanlin Academy estabilished


The Hanlin Academy was an institution to perform secretial, achival, and literacy in the Confucian Classics. This was a very prestigious school.

Exploration Begins


The emperor sent out seven expeditions to explore the South seas and across the Indian ocean. Many expeditions began afterwards.

Construction Of The Forbidden City


The forbidden city was a beautiful place constructed for the imperial family. The ceiling and walls were painted yellow, the color of royalty.

Bristle toothbrush


The creation of the bristle toothbrush was said to occur around 1498, during the reign of the Hongzhi Emperor of the Ming Dynasty. It was also said to be mass-produced in the year 1780. This innovation had become an integral part of modern society.

The Traders


The first portugese ships landed in the Ming dynasty to trade. They set up their port and sold goods in Guangzhou. The Portugese later attacked the Ming.

Invention of Variolation


Smallpox was seen in the first century. In the long process of fighting against smallpox, the Chinese people developed several methods to prevent and treat the disease. According to historical records, variolation had been invented sometime before the 16th century and was widely used throughout the country in the 17th century. Zhang Shi Yi tong (Zhang's Treatise on General Medicine) written by Zhang Lu and Yi Zong Jin Jian (Golden Mirror of Medicine) compiled by Wu Qian all described the methods of variolation in detail.

End of The Ming


The Ming dynasty ended due to the lack of resorses the government was able to give in a time of need. The people, who were full of poverty, started to attack the government. The last empreror, Emperor Weizong hung himself on a tree as a sign of defeat.