CHINA IN THE MIDDLE AGES Chapter 12
Mongols <ul><li>From Mongolia </li></ul><ul><li>Made up of tribes </li></ul><ul><li>Lived on steppes </li></ul><ul><li>Kno...
Genghis Khan <ul><li>1206 – became leader of the Mongols </li></ul><ul><li>Chose leaders based on abilities </li></ul><ul>...
Mongols <ul><li>Brought peace to lands, despite destruction </li></ul><ul><li>Respected advanced cultures </li></ul><ul><l...
Kublai Khan <ul><li>Genghis’ grandson </li></ul><ul><li>Created the Yuan dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>Moved capital to modern...
Marco Polo <ul><li>European traveler </li></ul><ul><li>From Venice, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Spent 16 yrs. In Kublai Khan’s...
Ming Dynasty <ul><li>1368 – Zhu drove out the Mongols </li></ul><ul><li>Zhu’s son, Yong Le, build the Forbidden City </li>...
Ming Reforms <ul><li>Restored the civil service exams </li></ul><ul><li>Carried out a census </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded cu...
Zheng He <ul><li>Chinese Muslim </li></ul><ul><li>Large fleet of vessels </li></ul><ul><li>Traveled from1405 – 1431 </li><...
Zheng He <ul><li>They traded and spread Chinese culture </li></ul><ul><li>After his death – the fleet of boats were destro...
Outsiders Arrive <ul><li>1514 – Portuguese arrive in China for trade and to convert people to Christianity </li></ul><ul><...
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  1. 1. CHINA IN THE MIDDLE AGES Chapter 12
  2. 2. Mongols <ul><li>From Mongolia </li></ul><ul><li>Made up of tribes </li></ul><ul><li>Lived on steppes </li></ul><ul><li>Known for ability to – ride horses and wage war </li></ul>
  3. 3. Genghis Khan <ul><li>1206 – became leader of the Mongols </li></ul><ul><li>Chose leaders based on abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Known for terror and cruelty </li></ul><ul><li>Died in 1227 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mongols <ul><li>Brought peace to lands, despite destruction </li></ul><ul><li>Respected advanced cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Adopted customs and beliefs </li></ul>
  5. 5. Kublai Khan <ul><li>Genghis’ grandson </li></ul><ul><li>Created the Yuan dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>Moved capital to modern Beijing </li></ul><ul><li>Gave Mongols top gov’t jobs </li></ul>
  6. 6. Marco Polo <ul><li>European traveler </li></ul><ul><li>From Venice, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Spent 16 yrs. In Kublai Khan’s court </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote “A Description of the World” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ming Dynasty <ul><li>1368 – Zhu drove out the Mongols </li></ul><ul><li>Zhu’s son, Yong Le, build the Forbidden City </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ming Reforms <ul><li>Restored the civil service exams </li></ul><ul><li>Carried out a census </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded culture - Wrote novels </li></ul>
  9. 9. Zheng He <ul><li>Chinese Muslim </li></ul><ul><li>Large fleet of vessels </li></ul><ul><li>Traveled from1405 – 1431 </li></ul><ul><li>Went to Arabia, India, and Africa </li></ul>
  10. 10. Zheng He <ul><li>They traded and spread Chinese culture </li></ul><ul><li>After his death – the fleet of boats were destroyed </li></ul>
  11. 11. Outsiders Arrive <ul><li>1514 – Portuguese arrive in China for trade and to convert people to Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>1644 – Manchus, from the north, take over the Ming </li></ul>

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