Ming Dynasty: The rulers of Imperial China from 1368 to 1644. The Ming were Han Chinese, and replaced Kublai Khan's ethnically-Mongol Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). In addition to their beautiful blue-and-white porcelain, the Ming are renown for the voyages of Admiral Zheng He and the Treasure Fleet.
The word Ming literally means "bright" or "clear."
"Porcelain from Ming-era China is among the most treasured on Earth."