China's shipbuilding reached its third climax during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), when an unprecedented number of ships were built by employing the well-developed shipbuilding technologies of the Tang and Song dynasties.
The Qing Empire, in its initial stage, was undoubtedly the dominant superpower of East Asia. The Empire was able to assert its supremacy over its neighboring state including the Joseon Kingdom (Korea), Annam (Vietnam), Ryukyu Kingdom (Now Okinawa, part of Japan), and many others by including them in a tributary state system.
Most of the content in the paper study was from historical archives and official files instead of the second-hand information study. Because of the limitation in the research, the focused range will be the last period of “Ming” dynasty to the Opium war (1644-1842). Navy security and warship policy will be two main subjects in the study.
The fleet consisted of 3500 warships, 250 of them were used for ocean fighting. The ocean fighting fleet led by Zhenghe arrived at Atlantic Ocean, conquered more than half of the ocean. The whole Southeast Asia is colonized by them. However, finally, the dynasty went to death due to the decayed political system. Her name is Ming dynasty.
Upon taking the throne, the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) Yung-lo emperor (reigned 1402-24) began a project unique in all of Chinese history: he set the nation building hundreds of enormous oceangoing.
The Great Rebel-Quelling General Koxinga Zheng Chenggong, Lord of the Imperial Surname and Last Defender of the Ming Dynasty, was a hardcore ocean-raiding scurvy pirate captain who, over the course of his short 12-year career terrorizing the high seas at the helm of a fleet of warships, ascended from his already-badass station as a vicious, marauding sea-dog to become the adopted son of a.
In 1420 the warship fleet of the Ming dynasty in China was immense. It consisted of the following: 1. 1,350 combat vessels; 2. Among the 1,350 were 400 large floating fortresses; and 3. 250 ships.
The Han Dynasty is the key period of the development of Chinese warships, no matter what the scale. Oars in the Western Han, rudder in the Eastern Han, both were the brilliant achievements. Scull changed the way of thrashing from front-behind to left-right and improved the efficiency, which was the precursor of modern helix thrusters.