Lecture 26: Yuan & Ming Dynasties

Links for Web assignment

(Duiker 275-278; Brians optional: 181-185, required: 186-189)

Questions about Duiker: *What people conquered China and founded the Yuan Dynasty? *What areas did they conquer besides China?

Question about The Secret History of the Mongols: What events does Chingis Khan interpret as showing that he is protected by Heaven? What in his experiences might have made Chingis Khan tough and ruthless in his later years?

Questions about The Travels of Marco Polo: *What aspects of Kubilai Khan's court seem to have impressed Marco Polo the most? *What three marvels were represented by the Chinese invention of paper money?

Supplementary materials:

Return to syllabus