Tag Archives: Ming Dynasty

Legendary Pharmacist – Li Shizhen

Li Shizhen (1518-1593) was a great Chinese pharmacist in the Ming Dynasty. Born in Jinzhou of Hubei Province, Li Shihen decided to follow the trace of his father, a local renowned medical man, to study traditional Chinese medical science. He was very interested in the proper classification of the components of nature. His major contribution [...]

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Ming Taizu

Ming Taizu, named Zhu Yuanzhang, was the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the longest dynasty in China’s history. Zhu Yuanzhang was one of the first peasants who started a Chinese dynasty.  Zhu Yuanzhang was born into a poor family in 1328. When he was young, both his parents died. Zhu Yuanzhang used to [...]

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Formation of Ink Free Sketches — Qingteng and Baiyang

The latter period of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) saw the emergence in southern China of two artists best known for their Xie Yi,or free-style, flower-and-bird paintings. They were Xu Wei and Chen Chun. Xu Wei (alias Qingteng) and Chen Chun (alias Baiyangshan) were altogether entitled as Qingteng and Baiyang. Chen Chun (1483-1544) was a native [...]

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