1368 AD was the starting year of the Ming dynasty. It was marked by the overthrown of the Mongols by the Hung-Wu. The Ming dynasty is remembered for making the administration strong, widespread and fair. Judges now had to take a test to get a job. Chinese literature, art and philosophy reached new heights during Ming rule. Some of the best Chinese porcelain was manufactured at Jingdezhen. The yellow imperial bowls, red vases and highly decorated painted ceramics became popular and are now considered very valuable and extremely expensive.For the first time, both cotton and silk production also did very well.The dynasty lasted until 1644.