The Ming Dynasty ruled China for 276 years. People say it was organized and stable. It was one of the greatest eras in human history. During this period of time, the development of handicraft industry promoted the market-oriented economy and urbanization. Many products, including wine and silk, were sold in markets. At the same time, it imported many foreign products, such as clocks and tobacco. Commercial centers like Beijing, Nanjing, Yangzhou and Suzhou formed one after another. Zheng He also led a group of ships to the Indian Ocean for seven times in the Ming Dynasty. What’s more, three of the four great classical novels of Chinese literature were written in the Ming Dynasty.
The Ming Dynasty, which had ruled China for 276 years, was depicted as the greatest era in human history because of its ordered and stable society. During this period, the market economy and urbanization was stimulated by the development of handicraft industry. A large amount of goods, including silk and wine, was sold in markets. Meanwhile, a lot of foreign commodities like clocks and tobacco were imported. Mass commercial centers like Beijing, Nanjing, Yangzhou and Suzhou were also aroused continually during this era. It was also in the Ming Dynasty that China dispatched large fleets for 7 times, all led by Zhen He to the Indian Ocean for great adventure. It was also noteworthy that three of Four Great Classical Novels of China were written in the Ming Dynasty.