The Qing Dynasty followed the Ming Dynasty. the Manchus were able to depose the ruling Ming dynasty - Mongols - due to disharmony, economic instability and major unrest. the last Ming of the ming emperors being weak leaders.
The Qing dynasty embraced trade adn the arts. The first of the Emperors, Shunzhi 1644-1661
Kangxi the greatest of them all 1662-1722
Qianlong abdicated so that he would not reign for longer than his grandfather who was so revered 1736-1795