Setting: Chinese Ming Dynasty
The Ming Dynasty (Chinese: 明朝, 1368 to 1644) was the last Han (ethnic Chinese) imperial government to rule the country, before being overthrown by the Manchu-led Qing dynasty. Ending the reign of the Mongolian Yuan Dynasty, the rule of Ming Dynasty is generally considered an era of relative stability, distinguished by military consolidation, development in arts, and contact with Christian missionaries.
Two of the Four Great Classical Novels of the Chinese literature, Water Margins
and Journey to the West
, were written during the Ming Dynasty reign. The Forbidden City of Beijing was also constructed during that era, though it is more commonly associated with the Qing Dynasty.Related Groups: