The Ming Dynasty: Forcing Change

Detail of handle of Yongle sword, iron, gold, silver, wood and leather, Yongle, circa 1420 © Royal Armouries Ming: 50 Years that changed China

The British Museum have organised an exhibition that explores one of China’s most well-known periods of history – the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). After rebel leader Zhu Yuanzhang drove out the Mongols in 1368, he made his capital at Nanjing as… Continue reading