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    China is a very large country in eastern Asia that has seen its fair share of ups and downs throughout history. Today, China is the most populated country in the world with 1.3 billion people living within its borders. China went through many dynasties as it grew and evolved, each adding to the rich and diverse culture of the Chinese. Some of these dynasties lasted hundreds of years, whereas some were brief in their control. The Yuan dynasty came to be in 1279 and lasted until 1368. The Yuan dynasty in China was brief however it was very impactful to the world we know today. The yuan dynasty officially began in 1279 when Kublai, a Mongol king, led the conquest of the Song in China. The Yuan dynasty was part of the Mongol empire that swept…

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    The Events of Yuan Dynasty The book is told through Wang’s life time during the Yuan dynasty. Wand Meng is born in noble family and they were all related the government. However, he have gone far in government service. He preferred to concentrate on the painting the landscapes at mountains. He had four friends who influenced and assisted the their art each other and they were renowned painter in previous history. Druing the Yuan dynasty, Mongols had ruled China and Wang was refused to serve the…

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    thereafter, the Jin Dynasty collapsed. The Mongols were now in control of Northern China. Ogedei Khan also ordered one of his generals to attack Persia and the remaining Khwarizmian Kingdom. The Mongols were successful and took control of Persia and Central Asia and now had complete control of the trade routes between China, Europe and the Middle East. This was known as the Pax…

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    Mongolian Culture

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    Mongols refused to learn Chinese language so consequently there was a disruption in communication. Especially when Chinese officials were selected under examination, and communication between upper and lower levels of government was done through translators. While Kublai and his sons were highly successful emperors, later emperors became powerless. Yuan became known as the shortest lived of major dynasties lasting only from 1264 to 1368, a mere hundred years. The Yuan was overthrown by a…

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    the Uighurs of the Tarim Basin also sought the protection of Chinggis Khan as vassals. Ultimately, the Mongols found themselves with a large empire, now bordering not only the Chinese states but also the Islamic world in Central Asia including the Khwarazmian Empire, which spanned over portions of Central Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, and part of modern Iraq. Sadly though, Genghis Khan died soon after that. He passed away in 1227. Even after his death, Mongolia was still strong. So, the empire…

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    Summary The empire united the nomadic Mongol and Turkish tribes of historic Mongolia under the leadership of Genghis Khan, who was the ruler of all Mongols in 1206. The empire grew very fast under his rule and then under his descendants. Introduction The Mongol Empire stretched from the Sea of Japan to the Carpathian Mountains at its height, making it the largest contiguous empire in history. The Mongol empire began with the unification of the nomadic tribes of Mongolia by Genghis Khan…

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    Silk Road Diffusion

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    Furthermore, Boxers annexed the Christians land. One might ask why these people were called “Boxers.” It is because they were trained to complete drills where they would be able to resist bullets (“Boxer Rebellion.”). War was asserted and the Qing challenged the intruders… who effortlessly seized north China (Wertz). Eventually the war ended and China had to pay their reparations. There were more ramifications for those people involved with the Boxers, such as banning the weapons that would be…

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    When looking back on history of the greatest rulers in history, it is difficult not to mention the names of Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan. Genghis Khan, of course, is known for the creation of the Mongol Empire, the largest in the world, through the destruction of tribes in Northeastern Asia. While Kublai Khan, who was Genghis Khan’s grandson, was an emperor of the Mongol Empire and found of the Yuan Dynasty in China. In the 13th century, it is an incredible feat that these figures led invaders…

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    and his family lived a nomadic life. Khan's reputation was tough and he was seen as a warrior when he matured quickly at the age of seventeen after he was positioned to rule over certain territories in the Eastern area of his brother's empire. This helped Khan increase in leadership skills which improved his role in later years. Ever since Kublai was young, he grew in maturity and responsibility and Mongolians saw him as a warrior. Khan accomplished many skills such as, horseback riding and…

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    Chinggis was not the only Mongol leader to seek order and structure in the Mongolian empires. Later, Khubilai Khan and the Yuan dynasty, “…built canals to improve transportation and communication,” (Doc. J) as stated by Charles J. Halperin in his publication Russia and the Golden Horde. It may not be the most reliable information on its own, but given that it is widely accepted historical fact that past Chinese rulers built and expanded on the canal systems in place, it is reasonable to believe…

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