I'm a non-native speaker completely stuck trying to formulate a negative question. Full disclosure: I'd like to use it as a title for a university paper and I could not find any help around.
This is the question/title:
Why did the Industrial Revolution did not occur in China during the Ming/Qing period?
I highlighted the sources of my doubts.
In the title I'd like to ask why the Industrial Revolution (which happened in Britain) did not happen (during the same period) in China.
Should I rather say
Why did the Industrial Revolution not occur in China during the Ming/Qing period?
Thank you in advance
Edit: maybe this question should belong to "english language learners"