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Eastern empires

  1. 1. Eastern EmpiresMongol Empire & Ming Dynasty
  2. 2. Origins: Nomadic people from the grasslands of Central Asia-built the largest unified empire- took China 1stthen moved westward
  3. 3. Genghis Khan:- Khan = “World Emperor”1200 A.D. – unified all Mongols under his ruleKnown for spreading terror and destruction
  4. 4. Kublai Khan:Grandson of Genghis KhanCentered in China but spread the empire to the Middle East –stable and peacefulWhen he died the empire fell apart
  5. 5. Russia:The Mongols ruled Russia for 250 yearsLong Term Impact:The Mongols showed Russians how to have an absolutegovernmentIsolated Russia from Western Europe(no Renaissance ideas)
  6. 6. Marco Polo - European traveler to ChinaHis writings sparked interest back in Europe for Chinese things
  7. 7. Ibn Battuta - an African Muslim, traveled extensively throughoutthe Middle East and ChinaHis writings are useful today as an historical resource
  8. 8. MING DYNASTYOrigins:Took over China after Mongols – re-established Chinese DynastysystemBrought back the belief that China was the “Middle Kingdom”, thecenter of the earth
  9. 9. Ethnocentrism:Belief that your culture is better than other culturesThe Chinese believed that they, their culture and their products weresuperior to everyone and everything else  
  10. 10. India’s “Golden Age”: Came during the Gupta EmpireChandra Gupta started the empireGolden age:A time in a culture’s history where there is peace and prosperity, there are many great culturalcontributions 
  11. 11. Contributions to our SocietyDecimal SystemArabic Numerals {1, 2, 3, …,}Concept of Zero - Ø 
  12. 12. I. Tang DynastyInfluence on Japan and Korea:Much of Japanese and Korean culture was borrowed from the Chineseduring the Tang Dynasty- Buddhism - Confucianism - “5 Relationships”- Writing System - Respect for Nature
  13. 13. Silk Road:- Helped the dynasty extend westward - Connected China with western cultures(Muslim and Byzantine Empires)
  14. 14. Contributions to our Society- Gunpowder - Porcelain- Compass - Spinning Wheel- Mechanical Clock - Block Printing
  15. 15. Essential Questions: Political Parties:How did Japan’s geographic locationrelate to its policy of isolationism?
  16. 16. Essential Questions: Political Parties:What are the similarities anddifferences between Japanese andEuropean feudalism?
  17. 17. Essential Questions: Political Parties:How did the Crusades help bringabout the end of feudalism and thebeginning of the Renaissance?
  18. 18. Essential Questions: Political Parties:What are the most importantcontributions of eastern cultures tothe societies of today?

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