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Scholar-gentry
The Asian World
400-1500
Kaylee Stock, Makenzie Preston, Nicole Johnson
"I have not told half of what i have seen."
-Marco Polo

Kublai Khan ruled for thirty-four years and died in 1294. He is thought of as one of the greates rulers in history because of the vast lands he took control of and how he showed great intelligence. The main issue that his rein presented was that his successors were then more involved in chinese traditions when a growing issue grew between Mongol rulers and China. They would have rathered stayed to their own traditions rather than mix with Chinas.
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Uighurs



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Asia Map

The Tera Cota army has become a wonder to the world. Qin Shi Huang was burried with an army of stone. Each army man has their own features and body. It is believed that each stone is off of a different person in his original army. The army was discovered when someone was digging a well, it has everything an army would need. In the army they even have a horse drawn chariot and people riding in the chariot.


The Asian world is Famous for its many inventions. The inventions consist of some luxury things like ice cream and mirrors but most important and practical inventions were things like paper, wheelbarrow and crossbows. Gun powder was most notable for its main effect on our world today. With the compass to guide their ways of civilization they Ancient Asian World was full of new inventions that we still build off of today.Terms:
Uighurs: hired by the Tang rulers. Northern tribal group of Turkic-speaking people hired to fight for the dynasty.
Scholar-gentry: In China, a group of people who controlled much of the land and produced most of the candidates for the civil service.
Khanates: One of the several separate territories into which Genghis Khan's empire was split, each under the rule of one of his sons.
Neo-Confucianism: a revised form of Confucianism that evolved as a response to Buddhism and held sway in China from the late Tang dynasty to the end of the dynastic system in the 20th century.
Samurai: "those who serve" Japanese warriors similar to the knights of medieval Europe.

Wu Zhao
Wu Zhao

People:
Genghis Khan: "Strong ruler", real name is Temujin; gradually unified the Mongols.
Marco Polo: Italian merchant who described Hangshou to European readers as one of the largest & wealthiest cities. "Prince of Liars"
Kublai Khan: completed the conquest of the Song and established a new dynasty, Yuan.
Lady Muraski: The Tale of the Genji, perhaps the world’s first novel was written by her.
Wu Zhao: Known as empress Wu. She has an exception for Chinese women.

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Timeline of Important Events:589 BC- Sui Dynasty extended the grand canal618 BC- Tang Dynasty, China becomes the wealthiest, most powerful nation in the world.683 BC- Emperess Wu required civil service exams for goverment workerrs.960 BC- Song Dynasty comes into power1271 BC- Yuan Dynasty takes over
1368 BC- Ming Dynasty comes into power

1271 BC- Marco Polo visits China
660 BC- Jimmu descended from Amaterasu
794 BC- Heian Period begins1281 BC- Kamikaze saves Japan from Mongol Empire

VIDEO: A look at Kublai Khan and his Mongol Empire