Creating ChinaX. Feb 20 2013. The Northern Border Steppe vs. sown Forest vs. steppe The Northern states and peoples. western steppe central steppe eastern steppe Merkits "Mongols" Naimans Kereits Tatars . Central Asia Northwestern China North China and Manchuria
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Feb 20 2013
Steppe vs. sown
Forest vs. steppe
The Northern states and peoples
western steppecentral steppeeastern steppe
Central AsiaNorthwestern ChinaNorth China and Manchuria
Uighurs Tanguts(Xia/Hsia Dynasty) Jurchens (Jin/Chin Dynasty)
Southern Song/Sung Dynasty
Khubilai (r. 1260-1294)
Zheng He’s (1371-1435 AD) 7 major expeditions between 1405 AD and 1430 AD. A fleet might have as many as 28,000 people on 300 ships. The largest of the ships had a length of 440 Chinese feet and a width of 180 (dwarfing Columbus' Santa Maria (75 ft x 25 ft) more than 6-fold), it took 1000 passengers and crew.