Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ming Dynasty Map

Ming Dynasty Map
 
This is a map of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The orange, shaded part is the Ming Dynasty’s area. The black outline is modern day china’s borders. The Ming Dynasty took up approximately  half of China’s modern day land. Emperor Hongwu’s goal was to expand China into the east onto the islands of Japan and Taiwan. The way he wanted to do this was by sending Zheng He on several expeditions to the States around China. He offered trade to them if they agreed to become part of his empire. This map also has the borders of other modern day countries like Mongolia, Russia, Vietnam, Nepal and etc. This map also shows part of the Indian and Pacific Oceans but they are not labeled.

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