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5 06, 2017

Chinese pagodas – Architecture – China

By |2018-04-18T09:53:25-07:00June 5th, 2017|Architecture, China|0 Comments

Song Dynasty pagoda (Hong Kong) About 200 AD, near the end of the Han Dynasty, people in China began to hear about the new religion of Buddhism, which had started in India about 700 years earlier. Buddhists in China began to build special Buddhist buildings called pagodas which were like Indian Buddhist stupas. These buildings were [...]

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

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 [...]