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1 China’s Exploration

2 Voyages of Zheng He Yongle pushed the idea of China being known around the world He wanted to win tribute from other countries Yongle sent a series of maritime expeditions 7 long voyages from ( ) Zheng He led the fleet – 300 ships – 28,000 crew members – Sailed to India, Arabia & Africa

3 Change in Government Policy After Yongle and Zheng He died, many felt that the voyages brought little gain to China China was concerned with threats of invasion from Central Asia Ming government ended all maritime voyages China did however continue to trade with European ships

4 Manchus

5 Ming Dynasty began to decline due to high taxes and poor crop harvest led to rebellion People in an area northeast of China (Manchuria) began to invade the Ming After defeating the Ming, they started their own dynasty known as the Qing Dynasty Limited foreign contact with other parts of the world Qing Dynasty ended in 1911


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