Chapter 14 Section 4 Yuan and Ming Dynasties

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Imagine if you were there… You are a farmer in northern China in 1212 AD. As you pull weeds from a wheat field, you hear a sound like thunder. Looking toward the sound, you see hundreds- no THOUSANDS of armed horsemen on the horizon, riding straight toward you. You are frozen with fear. Only one thought fills your mind- the dreaded Mongols are coming.

What can you do to save your life?

The Yuan & Ming Dynasties

Chapter 14 Section 4 • Big Idea: The Chinese ruled by foreigners during the Yuan dynasty, but they threw off Mongol rule & prospered during the Ming dynasty.

Mongol Conquest

Genghis Khan

– Born in 1162 AD, founder of largest connecting empire in history – – – – 1206AD- united the Mongol clans Raided & Pillaged throughout Asia & Eastern Europe Then in 1211 AD he led his cavalry army into China Died in 1227 AD sons & grandsons continued destruction

Life in Yuan China

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1260 Kublai Khan-

(grandson to Genghis) 1279 declared- Emperor of China, thus begun – Yuan Dynasty – Implemented Postal service – Time when Marco Polo visited China Chinese


Mongols, saw them as


Mongols were not


with China, set out for Japan – Turned back twice by


– Dynasty broke & ripe for rebellion, 1368 rebel army won (Ming)


With a partner please answer the following questions below using pages 427-429

• How long did the Ming dynasty rule for?

• Who was Zheng He?

• What was the Forbidden City?

• How did isolationism affect China?

The Ming Dynasty

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with a partner answer these three questions

Who was Genghis Khan?

What happened during the Yuan Dynasty?

What was the Forbidden City of the Ming Dynasty?


• Be ready for Jeopardy tomorrow • Test will be Thursday