This made the reign of yung-lo the most magnificent period of the Ming epoch, but beneath the surface decay had begun.
Egg-shell China first appeared in the yung-lo period, and later it was as thin as bamboo paper.
Often called yung-lo which is strictly the title of his reign.
At last all was ready; everyone was waiting breathlessly for the sign from yung-lo which should start the flowing of the metal.
When at last he came to, the first sight that met his eyes was the scowling face of yung-lo.