Ming Dynasty - (Term Date)

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Ming Dynasty - (Term, Date) (A.D.1368-1644): Ming means bright. Attempts are made to emulate the great days of T'ang and this results in a Court of unparalleled splendour; there is a love of colour and decoration, rich figured silks and brocades, vigorous sculpture. Porcelain comes into its own, blue-and-white, enamel ware, Fukien wares. The manufacture of porcelain tends to be confined to a single city, Ching-t8-chen, and with abundant china stone and china clay near at hand a huge export trade-chiefly in blue-and-white, celadon, stonewareis built up, the markets ranging from the Philippines to East Africa. From about 1600 there is the beginning of the export trade to Europe and in 1635 it has been recorded that 129,036 pieces of porcelain were sent to the Dutch possession of Batavia for shipment to Holland.


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