Emperor Shen, Zhu Yiju

No. 14 Shen Zong, Zhu Yiju, 1573 - 1620, Emperor Ming Dynasty

The reign of Shen Zong (Zhu Yiju), which at first had great prosperity, began to crumble in 1580. His ability to cope with threats from abroad or with financial, socio-political crisis punctuated the empire at the end of the sixteenth century. Social and economic changes came about to the detriment of agriculture.

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