The Mongol AND Ming. Mongol Origins. Nomadic horse people N. China Grasslands Raised horses, tended sheep Felt tents: Yerts, Ger Language: Altaic (Rel. To Turkic, Manchurian) Could not marry between tribes and clans. Organization. Families-->Clans-->Tribes-->
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The Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
In addition, Hongwu worked to eliminate Mongol influences and revive traditional Chinese values and practices, like Confucian principles.
1405 – the voyages by Zheng He - to promote trade & collect tribute.
Beginning of Isolation
Ming Foreign Relations
The policy to end the voyages was part of a move in Ming China toward isolation from the outside world.
Reasons for Decline