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The ming dynasty ruled from 1368 to 1644
Qing dynasty followed the ming dynasty
Prior to the Ming dynasty china was ruled by the Yuan dynasty
The Yuan dynasty fell after an uprising by the peasants
He led the up rise against the Yuan dynasty and the mongols and named himself Emperor Hongwu. This marked the ming dynasty
He brought back a Giraffe
The country that gained rights to occupy Chinese territory was Portugal. The area of land was called Maccao.