Which of the Chinese dynasties – Qin, Han, Sui, Tang, Song – is the Ming dynasty most similar to? What are the reasons for this similarity? What are the differences?
Ming is most similar to Song: the same rapid and complete revival of the traditional bureaucracy, stagnation in the administrative system. The reason is that before the establishment of the Ming and Song empires in China, there was no formation of new peoples from the barbarians, as was the case before the establishment of the Qmin and Han, Sui and Tang empires.
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