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Yuan Dynasty By: Corbin Neumann and John Fahnestock Period 8
Yuan Dynasty Rule Lasted from 1271 to 1368. Followed the Song Dynasty and preceded the Ming Dynasty. Consisted of modern-day China, Mongolia and its surrounding areas.
Yuan Dynasty Leaders Yuan Shizu Founded the Yuan Dynasty, was grandson of Genghis Khan Moved the Captial to Beijing Defeated the Southern Song in 1279 Yuan Yingzong Son of Renzong He was killed from a coup of political enemies Yuan Mingzong The eldest son of Wuzhong He was poisoned by Wenzong and resigned for eight months Yuan Huizong The eldest son of Mingzong The Hongjinjun Uprising took place during his reign and Zhu Yuanzhang captured the capital
Yuan Dynasty Achievements Introduced paper banknotes, that are still used in China today and are called Yuan Developed drama and the novel Improved trading routes between Asia and Eurasia Were the first to use decimal numbers
Notable Events Ruled by Genghiz Khan and conquered much of central Asia and Europe 1276- Kublai Khan captured the capital of the Southern Song and unified the Empire The Yuan drama form of literature was considered another heritage of Chinese literature 1367- rebel armies led by Zhu Yuanzhang captured the Yuan capital, ending the dynasty’s rule
Contact with other cultures Marco Polo visited China during the Yuan dynasty and worked as an official Mongol Ruler Yuan inventions like the magnetic compass, stern post rudder, mechanical clock, gunpowder, and printing moved to Western cultures.