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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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