Definitions for "Qing dynasty"
Keywords:  manchu, dynasty, beijing, ming, emperor
The last of the Chinese dynasties, sometimes spelt Ch'ing, which replaced the ming dynasty in 1644, although it was not consolidated until the 1680s during the reign of the Emperor Kangxi (1662-1722). It ended in 1912. During the Qing dynasty, famille- verte and famille-rose palettes were established, porcelain production reached its height of delicacy and Ming blue and white wares were copied. Trade with the West peaked towards the end of the 18thC, but exported blue and white deteriorated in quality, although some fine pieces were made, even in the 19thC. Cloisonné enamels, bronzes, textiles and furniture were all exports via the port of canton. See reign marks.
the last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu
Also known as the Manchu dynasty, named for the Manchurian origins of the dynasts who ruled China from 1644 until 1911. Invited by the Chinese to help the Ming emperor drive a bandit army from Beijing, the Manchus proceeded to overthrow the Ming dynasty. A foreign people, the Manchus did not seek to rule as an occupying force. The existing Chinese system of governance was maintained, along with the artistic and philosophical teachings of the past. Territory was expanded, including at the expense of Muscovite Russia in the Far East.