Bureaucracy In Ming China

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In Ming China by author John W. Dardess, there were different aspects—which included military structure, politics, and opportunities for the lower classes—that emperors focused on. The Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) created a bureaucracy based on civil service exams of civil service. Their social order was differentiated. It also showed how a dynasty could rise and fall based on internal and external events. To any normal person, being cruel and barbaric isn’t a good thing. On the other hand, around this period of time, it was okay; people losing their lives wasn’t seen as such a big deal. There were about sixteen emperors whom had major importance. Zhu Yuanzhang 1368-1398, Zhu Di 1403-1424, and Zhu Qizhen 1436-1449. Although each emperor had…show more content…
One main internal problem when Taizu was emperor was jealousy. Other internal problems were causalities adding up from war and health conditions with Taizu’s children. Bureaucracy was also a main problem: “ Crucial participants in the power structure of Ming China were the eunuchs. Taizu made a lot of noise about the need to keep their numbers low, their literacy minimal, their caste despised, and their ability to interfere in the processes of the government nil”(Dardess 64). Taizu did a good job with his empire but problems were easy to come across especially in the…show more content…
Unlike the previous emperors, he was young. He found Yongle tactic and technique. (Dardess 40). Wang Zhen had Zhengtong authorize full-scale war on Luchuan, under the overall command of a civilian official. The war and campaign was badly organized and was looked upon as a failure. He was also Esen’s personal captive (Dardess 41). “The debacle would in the long run have far –reaching repercussions on the Ming governance, because it severely damaged the institutional prestige of the throne” (Dardess 41). After a year Beijing worked out an agreement for Zhengtong’s release on September 20, 1450 to be freed from captivity. One failure Zhengtong had was the fact that he was

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