Chinese Dynasties

Sui Dynasty

Wen Ti, the first ruler of the Sui Dynasty 581-618 AD

In 581 AD, a general, Wen Ti, conquered two kingdoms, making a new dynasty. Wen Ti, made himself popular by trying to make a change in the government during the three kingdoms before. Wen Ti did this by letting poor people pay less taxes, he also gave people more land to farm, and when a man was too old to farm, he would stop paying taxes and give back more land. Wen Ti also spread Buddhism more throughout his rule. Wen Ti died when was still not old, and may have been killed by his son Yang so he could come to power. The Sui Dynasty ended about 618 AD.

Tang Dynasty 618-907 AD

From 627-649 the Tang dynasty was recovering from what they thought was a weak period of time. They did this under the ruler Taizong Li Shimin's. Taizong is known for wise governing in the dynasty. After Taizong died, the rule was put into power by Wu Zetian.  

The Tang Dynasty involved Buddhism to be the main religion. The Tang dynasty did invent the printing press to make writing easier. They also invented gunpowder, yet they didn't use it in the wars, they used it for fireworks for rich celebrations. Foot binding was popular as a sign of wealth for the Tang Dynasties.

Song Dynasty (960-1279)

The Song dynasty consisted of a Northern Song and a Southern Song. The Northern Song was founded by Zhou Kuangyin. Zhou Kuangyin was a military general in Latter Zhou. This dynasty was destroyed by the Jin in 1127. Zhou Gou was the son of Kuagyin, was the emperor of Southern Song Dynasty. Both of the dynasties worked to produce a large amount of food by expanding their agriculture. Some people believe that the first paper currency was created during this dynasty.

The Song Dynasty consisted of Northern Song and Southern Song
This is the symbol for the Song Dynasty.


Mongols (1206-1294)

Although the Mongols didn't do much to change our world, they were still considered an empire. The men work hard in war and the women basically told the women what to do. The Mongols did have a postal system called Yam. Mongols did have great tactics for war.  They basically did war on their horses to accomplish more.

Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Kublai Khan established the Yuan Dynasty in 1271, with Yuandado being the capital. Kublai Khan captured the capital of Southern Song not too long after. Yuan enjoyed economic development as being a mighty state. Poor ruling and a series of natural disasters began to make people not enjoy the Yuan Dynasty for too much longer, and it failed.

Yamato Clan

The Yamato Clan was known for the way they fight with bravery and much more. They were known for their unique skills. The chief of the Yamato Clan became the first emperor of Japan. This was Emperor Jimmu.

Korean History

Heian Period (794 - 1192)

During this time, there was a gradual decline in Chinese history. The Heian period ended with a military dictatorship. At first, Japan was still part of China. The emperor was Kammu. This period means peace and tranquility.

The Heian Period lasted for about 400 years. China and Japan officially split during this time.

Koryo Dynasty

Koryo Dynasty was a dynasty from the Korean peninsula. During this time, Koryo began making their own culture tradition, distinct from the rest of East Asia. The dynasty was formed by Gen Wang Kon.

Pagan Empire (1044-1287)

The Pagan Kingdom had an impact on culture and religion overseas. This kingdom was very similar to the Hindu kingdom. They did happen to fight off a Cinese invasion from the north. They had many accomplishments.

Southeast Asia

Khmer Empire (802-1431)

Khmer Empire was a very powerful state located in South East Asia. Khmer people inhabited many other territories. They did this by being at war with many people. They made trade routes to trade many items. Hinduism and Buddhism were the main religions. Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Empire.

Trading Kingdoms

Kingdoms all around Southeast Areas had switched, traded, and even fought for land. This marks were Asia became China and Japan. Southeast Asia changed both in culture and geographically.


The Vietnamese happen to be descendants from the Mongols. The first ruler Hung Vuong founded the nation in 2879. A century late, the first Europeans came in, the Portuguese. Viatnamese culture may have been based off of the Mongols.

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