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Foreign and Peasant Dynasties

1279 A.D. - 1911 A.D.

History of China Lecture Outline

X. Mongol rule (Yuan) Dynasty (1279 - 1368)

A. Genghis Khan
B. Kublai Khan
C. Opened China to other cultures
D. Many foreigners in government
E. Discriminated against native Chinese
F. Marco Polo

XI. MingDynasty (1368 - 1644)

A. Founded by a commoner
B. Chu Yuan-chang
C. Yangle (Yung-lo)
D. Ocean exploration
E. Population 160-260 million
F. Administrative problems caused by government officials and eunuchs
G. Peasant rebellion

XII. Qing(Ching) or Manchu Dynasty (1644-1911)

A. Foreigners again conquer China
B. Kangxi (K'ang-hsi)
C. Taiwan
D. Qian-Long (Ch'ien-lung)
E. Opium War 1839-1842
F. Hong Kong
G. Dowager Empress Cixi (Tz'u-hsi)
H. Sino-Japanese War 1894-95 (China is weakening)
I. Spheres of Influence
J. Boxer uprising of 1900

Part I: Ancient Dynasties
Part II:
Dynasties Before the Golden Age
Part III:
The Golden Age Dynasties
Part V:
Modern Dynasties (Nationalist and Communist Rule)

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