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Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan united the Mongols The Mongols: Were organized by clans Family units with a common ancestor Were pastoralists Raised herds of domesticated animals After Genghis Khan’s death… The Mongol Empire was divided into 4 sections “Khanates”. Pax Mongolia.

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genghis khan
Genghis Khan
  • Genghis Khan united the Mongols
  • The Mongols:
    • Were organized by clans
      • Family units with a common ancestor
    • Were pastoralists
      • Raised herds of domesticated animals
  • After Genghis Khan’s death…
    • The Mongol Empire was divided into 4 sections
      • “Khanates”
pax mongolia
PaxMongolia
  • What was the time-period of peace and stability in the Mongol Empire called?
    • The Mongol Peace
  • The 2 things that became more active during the Mongol Peace were…
    • Trade and Communication
kublai khan
Kublai Khan
  • Kublai Khan
    • Genghis Khan’s grandson
    • Mongol Empire reached its largest size…largest land empire in history.
      • Russia, China, Korea, Persia
    • Reunited and conquered China
      • Established his capital at Beijing
    • Welcomed other cultures and religions
    • Kept the Chinese out of high government positions
    • Only appointed Mongols and foreigners to high government positions in China…why?
      • No local loyalties
      • Marco Polo
tang dynasty
Tang Dynasty
  • The 2 most important Tang rulers of China…
    • Tang Taizong
    • Wu Zhao
  • Reformed the Civil Service
    • To restore the failing bureaucracy
    • Created a capable governing class…gentry
  • The Tang Dynasty fell because…
    • Crushing taxes
    • Outside invasions
chinese technology
Chinese Technology
  • Grand Canal
    • Built by the Sui Dynasty
    • Improved by the Tang and Song Dynasties
      • Provided efficient travel and communication
  • Technological Inventions
    • Porcelain
    • Mechanical clock
    • Printing
      • Movable type sped up the printing process
    • Gunpowder
      • Originally used for fireworks
    • Paper Money
    • Magnetic Compass
      • Helped China to become a sea power
status of women in china
Status of Women in China
  • Status of women in Tang and Song China…
    • Declined
      • Foot-binding became a common practice among the wealthy
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