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  Ming Dynasty - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Ming Dynasty (Chinese: 明朝; Pinyin: míng cháo) was the ruling dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644, though claims to the Ming throne (now collectively called the Southern Ming) survived until 1662.
Under Ming rule, a vast navy and army was built, with four masted ships displacing 1,500 tons and a standing army of one million troops.
This question is particularly poignant, considering the parallels between the commercialization of the Ming economy, the so-called age of "incipient capitalism" in China, and the rise of commercial capitalism in the West.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /ming_dynasty.htm   (3304 words)

 AllRefer.com - Ming (Chinese And Taiwanese History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
The first Ming emperor, Chu YUan-chang (ruled 1368–98), a former Buddhist monk, joined a rebellion in progress, gained control of it, overthrew the Mongol YUan dynasty, and unified all of China proper.
The Ming was generally a period of stability and prosperity.
The delicate monochromatic porcelain of the Ming period is often considered the finest achievement of Chinese ceramics.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/Ming.html   (448 words)

 Yongle Encyclopedia article - Yongle Encyclopedia Chinese Ming Dynasty Yongle 1403 Ming Dynasty Encyclopedia 1408 - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Yongle Encyclopedia or Yongle Dadian (永樂大典) was commissioned by the Chinese Ming Dynasty emperor Yongle in 1403.
It was destroyed with Wenyuange (the imperial library in the Forbidden City) at the end of the Ming Dynasty.
Some think that the Encyclopedia in fact disappeared at the death of Jiajing, having being taken by the emperor to his grave, and they believe that it will yet be found hidden in the tomb complex of Yongling.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Yongle_Encyclopedia   (376 words)

 Antique Chinese Porcelain, Ming,Qing porcelain pottery, marks
Celedon platter supposed to be from the Ming Dynasty
Chinese porcelain from Kangxi, Kang Hsi, Ming and Qing Dynasty Chinese porcelain.
Ming vase, wucai, Canton, export, antique Chinese porcelain immortal imperial Jiajing Jingdezhen porcelain.
www.gotheborg.com   (534 words)

 News At Ten-- Spoof News 24 Hours a Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ming has seen fit to bless you underlings with with a brief moment of his time and a glimpse of his greatness.
Ming has agreed to aswer your personal problems for another issue and for that we are thankful.
Ming offers John his thanks for acting as a bridge between the problems of lesser mortals and the greatness of Ming.
www.news-at-ten.tv /extra/ming.htm   (549 words)

 Ming Dynasty: Ancient history of China
The Ming Dynasty was the last native Chinese dynasty to rule the empire.
Ironically, it was this same complexity that later prevented the Ming government from being able to adapt to changes in society and eventually led to its decline.
In the closing years of the Ming, due to the long wars with the Mongols, repeated attacks on Korea by the Japanese, and even Japanese attacks on Chinese coastal cities greatly hurt the economy of the Ming.
www.warriortours.com /intro/history/ming   (684 words)

 Ming Dynasty --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While ming ch'i were buried with the dead in virtually all historical periods, the custom was more popular in some periods than in others—for example, in the Han (206 BC–AD 220), T'ang (618–907), and Ming...
Essay discussing the causes of the Ming dynasty's demise and the rise of the Ch'ing dynasty in China.
Essay on the rise of the Ming dynasty and the unification of China under its ruler, Hong Wu, during the 14th century.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9052837   (807 words)

The Ming dynasty began in 1368, and lasted until 1644 A.D. Its founder was a peasant, the third of only three peasants ever to become an emperor in China.
He is known as Hongwu Emperor, and led the revolt against the Mongols and the Yuan Dynasty.
Dictionaries were also written; the one that had the most influence on the future was written in 1615 A.D. and reduced the number of signs for Chinese characters to 214, as opposed to the 540 plus signs of previous dictionaries.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/china/later_imperial_china/ming.html   (908 words)

 China's Yuan and Ming Dynasties by Sanderson Beck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
During a struggle for power in Annam (northern Vietnam) a Ming army of 215,000 invaded in 1406, and it was declared a Chinese province; but a liberation movement began in 1408, accelerated in 1418, and was a problem Yongle left to his successors.
Preparations for moving the Ming capital from Nanjing to Beijing went on for years but little was accomplished until completion of the Grand Canal in 1415 allowed large shipments of grain and building supplies.
In the early Ming period Confucians served the administration, and they were still strongly influenced by the great Song Neo-Confucians Cheng Yi and Zhu Xi.
www.san.beck.org /AC2-China.html   (23859 words)

 Traditional History: The Ming Voyages
The Ming dynasty (1368-1644) was a Chinese dynasty, a Chinese imperial family, as distinct from the dynasty that came before it (the Mongol, or Yuan, dynasty of Chinggis and Kubilai Khan--see the Marco Polo unit) or the one that followed it (the Manchu, or Qing, dynasty--see the Macartney unit).
The third emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Di or the Yongle Emperor, was particularly aggressive and personally led major campaigns against Mongolian tribes to the north and west.
The Ming court was divided into many factions, most sharply into the pro-expansionist voices led by the powerful eunuch factions that had been responsible for the policies supporting Zheng Ho's voyages, and more traditional conservative Confucian court advisers who argued for frugality.
afe.easia.columbia.edu /china/trad/disc_q.htm   (2992 words)

 Article: Jin Yong's Ming Cult: A Historical Verification
The Ming Cult was infamous for its' rebellious nature, during the Latter Liang dynasty (907-923).
The Ming Cult had a short revival during the Yuan dynasty when many people joined their ranks to fight the Mongolian government, but after the founding of the Ming dynasty in 1368, the cult slowly disappeared and eventually ceased to exist.
The historical Ming Cult never had this sort of practice, so there was no reason to wear the symbol of fire on their clothing.
www.spcnet.tv /article_mingcult.shtml   (2166 words)

 Amazon.com: Music: Ming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
That tenor saxophonist David Murray's Ming was recorded in the 1980s is no small feat, as that era was the dawn of the neoconservative movement.
David Murray's "Ming" is simply one of the best jazz albums of all time; a contemporary and progressive album that is also rooted in jazz traditions.
Murray's writing and arranging talents were readily apparent on "Ming," a welcome addition to a jazz scene that had de-valued such strengths for a number of years.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000010WM?v=glance   (1473 words)

 Ming Dynasty Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Having its capital first at Nanjing, and later at Beijing, the Ming reached the zenith of power during the first quarter of the fifteenth century.
The stability of the Ming Dynasty, which was without major disruptions of the population (then about 100 million), economy, arts, society, or politics, promoted a belief among the Chinese that they had achieved the most satisfactory civilization on earth and that nothing foreign was needed or welcome.
Long wars with the Mongols, incursions by the Japanese into Korea, and harassment of Chinese coastal cities by the Japanese in the sixteenth century weakened Ming rule, which became, as earlier Chinese dynasties had, ripe for alien takeover.
www.paulnoll.com /history-map-Ming.html   (208 words)

 README   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"ming" is the a program which will try to find the minimal energy by pushing the knot along the direction of its "energy gradient".
Another suprising result of "ming" is that it founds a trivial knot with 22 edges, triv.min, which is apparently a local minimum of the unknot.
"ming" is the graphic version of the earlier program "min".
www.math.uiowa.edu /~wu/min/ming.html   (369 words)

 ming::tutorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ming is a open-source (LGPL) C library which writes SWF ("Flash") movies.
Ming supports almost all of Flash 4's features, including: shapes, gradients, bitmaps (pngs and jpegs), morphs ("shape tweens"), text, buttons, actions, sprites ("movie clips"), streaming mp3 audio, and color transforms.
Both are used for web animation, both are pronounced "ming", but only one is used for making annoying flash movies.
ming.sourceforge.net /tutorial   (278 words)

 ONLamp.com: Getting Flashy With PHP
In this article, I'll introduce you to Ming as it applies to PHP, discuss installation procedures for both Windows and non-Windows operating systems, and guide you through several examples intended on jumpstarting you toward Flash stardom as a PHP programmer.
Dave Hayden (ming@opaque.net) created Ming, which is available for download from his web site.
Perhaps the most painless way to install Ming on your Windows system is to download precompiled PHP distribution, compliments of Andreas Otto and Daniel Beulshausen.
www.onlamp.com /pub/a/php/2001/06/28/flash.html?page=all   (2085 words)

 PHP: Ming functions for Flash - Manual
Ming is an open-source (LGPL) library which allows you to create SWF ("Flash") format movies.
Ming supports almost all of Flash 4's features, including: shapes, gradients, bitmaps (pngs and jpegs), morphs ("shape tweens"), text, buttons, actions, sprites ("movie clips"), streaming mp3, and color transforms --the only thing that's missing is sound events.
Ming provides some insulation from the mundane details of the SWF file format, wrapping the movie elements in PHP objects.
www.php.net /manual/en/ref.ming.php   (1045 words)

 Ming Tsai: Prototype of the Nouvelle AA Male? | Asian American Issues | GoldSea
epending on your perspective, Ming Tsai is either a role model for a new generation of Asian American men or the nightmare of many Asian parents.
     Ming Tsai is busier than ever now, what with a new son and jetting around the world filming outdoor culinary adventures for Ming's Quest, his second show.
All of the Asian males should be glad Ming Tsai is so adored and celebrated as he has made the Asian males even more appealing.
goldsea.com /Air/Issues/Tsai/tsai.html   (846 words)

 Chinese History, Regent Tour China
The Ming dynasty (1368-1644) was founded by a Han Chinese peasant and former Buddhist monk turned rebel army leader.
Having its capital first at Nanjing which means Southern Capital and later at Beijing (Northern Capital), the Ming reached the zenith of power during the first quarter of the fifteenth century.
The Chinese armies reconquered Annam, as northern Vietnam was then known, in Southeast Asia and kept back the Mongols, while the Chinese fleet sailed the China seas and the Indian Ocean, cruising as far as the east coast of Africa.
www.regenttour.com /china/history/ming.htm   (1254 words)

 Ming III, robot wars, learn how to build a robot, robot kits and building instructions
I spent a good deal of time thinking about how to improve Ming II without producing something that was boring whilst maintaining the same basic chassis.
It seemed to me that flippers were becoming more common and small blades and drills do nothing significant but that crushing or piercing devices could be fun.
Ming II was a much better engineered machine - long and relatively low with a wedge nose and an air powered flipper that was situated in the middle of the robot – it worked both ways up so it didn’t need a self righter.
www.ming.ro   (387 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Simply Ming : Easy Techniques for East-Meets-West Meals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ming's contribution is to apply this principle systematically to a wide range of intermediate, storable ingredients for creating about 145 different dishes.
Ming states the notion came to him when he translated procedures used in his restaurant, `Blue Ginger' to the practice of home cooking.
Ming Tsai, acclaimed chef and public television cooking show host, has made his sophisticated, highly flavorful style accessible to the home cook by organizing the cookbook around about 30 "master" recipes - flavor bases that are made ahead, stored in the refrigerator or freezer, and then later used in a complete recipe.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0609610678?v=glance   (2786 words)

 SGPTV - Simply Ming
The talented chef of the acclaimed Blue Ginger restaurant in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Ming Tsai is one of America's most popular and celebrated restaurateurs.
Each episode of Simply Ming features selections from his repertoire of simple core recipes, which can be parlayed into a universe of delicious creations.
Ming also invites different guest chefs to put his "flavor delivery systems" to work in their own specialty dishes.
www.sgptv.com /programs/simply_ming.html   (156 words)

 AH 370/EA 355 Arts of China: #11 The Ming Dynasty
The Mongols were driven out of China in 1367 and native rule under the Ming dynasty officially began in early 1368, under the Hongwu emperor, who made his capital at Nanjing.
Following a familiar pattern, the later Ming emperors were increasingly ineffective or inattentive, and the government became virtually paralyzed by factionalism and corruption.
Carefully chosen names embodying literary allusions and poems on scenic spots were essential to the prestige of the garden, following the model of the Wangchuan Villa of Wang Wei in the Tang dynasty (see Study Sheet #7).
www.wisc.edu /arth/ah370/ah370s11.html   (468 words)

 rediff.com: Towering task for China
By kindergarten, Yao Ming was already so tall he was paying adult bus fares.
In first grade, he was as big as his teacher and by the age of 13, at nearly two metres tall, he was described as "a crane towering among a flock of chickens".
"But because we were also basketball players, our old colleagues and coaches have had their eye on Yao Ming since he was young," she said, sitting by her son's extra-long bed in the living room.
www.rediff.com /sports/2000/sep/07basket.htm   (691 words)

 Ming Tombs: Beijing Travel
50 kilometers northwest from Beijing City lies the Ming Tombs - the general name given to the mausoleums of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644).
Changling, the chief of the Ming Tombs, is the largest in scale and is completely preserved.
It is the mausoleum of Emperor Zhu Yijun, the thirteenth emperor who occupied the throne the longest during the Ming Dynasty, and his two empresses.
www.beijingtrip.com /attractions/mingtomb.htm   (584 words)

 China from the Mongols to the Ming
From the Mongols, the Ming rulers had inherited extensive maritime contacts and technology.
During Mongol rule, large Chinese cargo ships plied the oceans around China, including a regular run of grain from the south, along the coast, to the north.
The Ming dynasty did not maintain this trade, Zheng He's expedition, beginning in 1405, being made not for the sake of trade but for geographical exploration and diplomacy - an expedition with sixty-three ships and 27,000 men.
www.fsmitha.com /h3/h12china.htm   (1451 words)

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