THE MING'S MOST LASTING CONTRIBUTIONS ARE CLEARLY IN THE ART REALm
The art of Ming is the most influential and had the biggest impact on modern day. "The painting techniques which were invented and developed before the Ming period became classical during this period."(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ming_dynasty_painting). The Ming Dynasty you could say that they made the ordinary art to become extraordinary. They helped make the modern day art interesting and have more characteristics. The four main grouping of the Ming art are architecture, paintings, pottery, and arts and crafts. Lots of the pictures of the Ming pottery kinda look like some of the pottery we have today. You could kinda say that the Ming dynasty was an artistic dynasty. "The best Ming sculpture is found not in large statues but in small ornamental carvings of jade, ivory, wood, and porcelain." (http://www.britannica.com/topic/Ming-dynasty-Chinese-history)
AFTER ART, THE MING'S MADE THE MOST LASTING CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE REALM OF POLITICS
The Ming dynasty lasted from 1368 to 1644.
After politics, the Ming made the most lasting contributions in the realm of Religion
The religion of the Ming is Buddhism and Taoism(Daoism).
after religion, the ming's made the most lasting contribution in the realm of economics
After economics, the Ming's made the most lasting contribution in the realm of social structure
The Ming dynasty I guess you could say was divided into four classes. The Shi- the elite class, the Nong- the peasant farmers, the Gong- the craftsmen and artists, and the Shang- the merchants and traders. The social structure wasn't the greatest contributor because great things could happen to the peasants, like Zhu Yuanzhang was from the lower classes but he was the first Emperor of the Ming's. Many people could move up classes from what they started out with. The Ming dynasty's class ranking is not really used in modern day. We do have rich and poor but we do not really classify people for what their job is.