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6 06, 2017

Empress Wu – T’ang Dynasty China – History

By |2019-05-28T05:49:24-07:00June 6th, 2017|China, History|0 Comments

Empress Wu of the T'ang Dynasty Who was Wu Chao? Wu Chao was one of T'ai Tsung's girlfriends. After he died, she became his son's girlfriend too! The son's name was Gaozong. Who was T'ai Tsung? T'ang Dynasty architecture All our China articles Wu Chao becomes Empress Wu Once she got Gaozong to [...]

4 06, 2017

Ming Dynasty – Later history of China

By |2019-02-14T11:28:09-07:00June 4th, 2017|China, History|0 Comments

Brush rest showing five great mountains of Taoism, but with Arabic writing (Ming Dynasty) In 1505 AD, the Ming Dynasty emperor Zhengde succeeded his father as the emperor of China. Zhengde was only thirteen years old when his father died, and older men did most of the ruling. These men continued to build connections [...]

31 05, 2017

Genghis Khan and the Mongols – Central Asia

By |2019-07-03T08:36:21-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, History, Where|0 Comments

Genghis Khan Mongol and Turkic people take power By 1200 AD, the Mongol and Turkic people of Central Asia had pretty much finished pushing the Indo-Europeans out of power in Central Asia and West Asia, and had taken over ruling the whole area. Who were the Indo-Europeans? Central Asian history All our Central [...]

31 05, 2017

Khitan – History of Central Asia

By |2019-09-18T07:50:22-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia|2 Comments

Khitan history - a Khitan woman, ca. 1000 AD (Musee Guimet, Paris) Who are the Khitan? The Khitan are part of the big group of Turkic and Altaic language speakers from Central Asia who gradually got more and more power during the Middle Ages. All our Central Asia articles Where did the Khitan [...]

31 05, 2017

Who were the Jurchen? History of Central Asia

By |2018-09-24T08:47:40-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, History|0 Comments

Jurchen history: A pottery vase from the Jin Dynasty, ca. 1200 AD (Musee Guimet, Paris) Where did the Jurchen come from? Unlike most of the people living in north Asia, the Jurchen did not speak a Turkic or Altaic language. Their language was not related to the other Asian languages. The Jurchen probably [...]

30 05, 2017

Who were the Manchu? Central Asian History

By |2017-05-30T17:39:17-07:00May 30th, 2017|Central Asia, History|0 Comments

The Manchu leader Nurhaci (1600s AD) The Manchu people were descended from the Jurchens. They spoke a language probably closely related to Turkic and Mongolian. When the Turkic and Mongolian people slowly took over most of Asia, eastern Europe, and North Africa from the Indo-Europeans in the course of the 1200s to the 1600s [...]