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‘Few books can truly be said to have changed the world; for all its naysayers, Marco Polo's Travels is one of them.' (Nigel Cliff)
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This week in Encountering China we discuss the young Venetian and his adventures. Whilst some sections of the Travels are blatantly made up, perhaps under the influence of Marco's cellmate and co-author, Rustichello, much of it isn't - and the descriptions of Khanbalik, now Beijing, with its grid-like street system, courtyard houses, and magnificent lakes, still ring true today. (Photo: Beihai Park, Beijing)
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#EncounteringChina #UniversityCollegeDublin #UCD #ChineseStudies #MarcoPolo #Travels #Khanbalik #Beijing #KhubilaiKhan #MongolEmpire #China #YuanDynasty #Beihai #latergram #2011 #遇见中国 #都柏林大学 #中国学 #元朝 #北京 #马可波罗 #游记 #太液池 #北海公园
‘Few books can truly be said to have changed the world; for all its naysayers, Marco Polo's Travels is one of them.' (Nigel Cliff) . This week in Encountering China we discuss the young Venetian and his adventures. Whilst some sections of the Travels are blatantly made up, perhaps under the influence of Marco's cellmate and co-author, Rustichello, much of it isn't - and the descriptions of Khanbalik, now Beijing, with its grid-like street system, courtyard houses, and magnificent lakes, still ring true today. (Photo: Beihai Park, Beijing) . . . #EncounteringChina  #UniversityCollegeDublin  #UCD  #ChineseStudies  #MarcoPolo  #Travels  #Khanbalik  #Beijing  #KhubilaiKhan  #MongolEmpire  #China  #YuanDynasty  #Beihai  #latergram  #2011  #遇见中国  #都柏林大学  #中国学  #元朝  #北京  #马可波罗  #游记  #太液池  #北海公园 
Friend admiring the magnificent ancient Chinese blue-and-white jar with Autumn wild flowers, an extremely large and rare Chinese blue-and-white porcelain jar from Yuan Dynasty, 14th Century #blueandwhite #chineseporcelain #chineseceramics #ceramicsart #ceramics #yuandynasty #autumn #autumnflowers #flowerarrangement #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #lifestylephotography #artcollector #artconnoisseur #loft #loftliving #chineseart
Great depiction of swirling waves by an ancient Chinese porcelain painter/artisan. detail of a Yuan Dynasty, 14th Century blue-and-white porcelain jar #blueandwhite #ceramics #chineseceramics #chineseporcelain #yuandynasty #lotus #artcollector #artconnoisseur #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger
Why always it appear and I can’t afford? #dynasty #yuandynasty #vase #treasure
#blueandwhite stem bowl with two mandarin ducks in a lotus pond, #YuanDynasty - #MingDynasty, mid 14th century. 
#Jingdezhen kilns, #porcelain with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue. 
Same as one’s in Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford (Accession No. 1386).
Al Azhar Institute in  Paarl 📚 Speaking about The Chinese Hui Muslim Legacy and History 🈴

An opportunity to address learners and Students.  Talking history of Islam in China and The Hui Muslim Legacy and Contributions to Kungfu and Wushu. #MJLiKungfu #MJLi #ChineseHuiMuslimLegacyTour #schools #youthcentres #huihui #minorities #china #muslimstyle #kungfu #wushu #tantui #chaquan #bajiquan #tongbei #tangdynasty #songdynasty #yuandynasty #mingdynasty #qingdynasty #mahiawu
Al Azhar Institute in Paarl 📚 Speaking about The Chinese Hui Muslim Legacy and History 🈴 An opportunity to address learners and Students. Talking history of Islam in China and The Hui Muslim Legacy and Contributions to Kungfu and Wushu. #MJLiKungfu  #MJLi  #ChineseHuiMuslimLegacyTour  #schools  #youthcentres  #huihui  #minorities  #china  #muslimstyle  #kungfu  #wushu  #tantui  #chaquan  #bajiquan  #tongbei  #tangdynasty  #songdynasty  #yuandynasty  #mingdynasty  #qingdynasty  #mahiawu 
A different level altogether. But still someone’s home.... centuries ago. .
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#forbiddencity #china #china2018🇨🇳 #homesaroundtheword #historicpalaces #historichomes #mingdynasty #yuandynasty #chidynasty
Named for their expressive patterning suggesting trees, grass, & foliage, greenery stones are a mix of jadeite, moss agate & serpentine. Quarried in China’s Liaoning province & intended for indoor display, similar stones have been treasured by Chinese artists & scholars as far back as the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368).
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We love this stone’s unusual strokes & sweeps, evoking a calligraphy painting. A sleek wooden mount complements the dynamic patterning. | Greenery Stone on Wooden Stand | $1,880 | W: 14.75" D: 5.5" H: 19.75"
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#yuandynasty #westloop #fultonmarket #liaoning #fultonmarketdistrict #minerals #shopchicago #jadeite #treasurehunter #asianart #homestyle #homedecor #interiorstyling #interiordecor #instadecor #homestyle #chicagograml #chicago #crystal #pagodared #interiorlovers
Named for their expressive patterning suggesting trees, grass, & foliage, greenery stones are a mix of jadeite, moss agate & serpentine. Quarried in China’s Liaoning province & intended for indoor display, similar stones have been treasured by Chinese artists & scholars as far back as the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368). . . . We love this stone’s unusual strokes & sweeps, evoking a calligraphy painting. A sleek wooden mount complements the dynamic patterning. | Greenery Stone on Wooden Stand | $1,880 | W: 14.75" D: 5.5" H: 19.75" . . . #yuandynasty  #westloop  #fultonmarket  #liaoning  #fultonmarketdistrict  #minerals  #shopchicago  #jadeite  #treasurehunter  #asianart  #homestyle  #homedecor  #interiorstyling  #interiordecor  #instadecor  #homestyle  #chicagograml  #chicago  #crystal  #pagodared  #interiorlovers 
First image is courtesy of one from a pair of famous Percival David temple vase. The second is a chip from a Dragon Meiping. The third is comparison to the Lotus scroll. Yuan Dynasty. #abacusasianart #percivaldavidfoundation #comparisonproject #lotus #chip #authentic #yuandynasty #percivaldavidvases #thebritishmuseum #auctionhouses #museums
Melting Bottle, with Plum Branch motif, 13th century, China, Jin-Yuan Dynasty. Stoneware with decoration in a reserved bisque against a nice blackish/brown glaze. Probably originally used for storing wine, vinegar, soy sauce or other liquids (960- 1368). A Melping bottle later came to be favored as a vase for cut branches of flowering plum. A great example of Cizhou stencil decoration, the detailed pistols were brushed in with a brown slip and then coated with a thin clear glaze. An ambassador of time. #stoneware  #songdynasty  #yuandynasty  #chineseceramics  #tradition  #pottery  #ceramics  #handthrown  #ceramichistory
Melting Bottle, with Plum Branch motif, 13th century, China, Jin-Yuan Dynasty. Stoneware with decoration in a reserved bisque against a nice blackish/brown glaze. Probably originally used for storing wine, vinegar, soy sauce or other liquids (960- 1368). A Melping bottle later came to be favored as a vase for cut branches of flowering plum. A great example of Cizhou stencil decoration, the detailed pistols were brushed in with a brown slip and then coated with a thin clear glaze. An ambassador of time. #stoneware  #songdynasty  #yuandynasty  #chineseceramics  #tradition  #pottery  #ceramics  #handthrown  #ceramichistory 
元 靑花釉裡紅 三友圖紋玉壺春甁
Yuan underglaze-blue and copper-red 'three friends' yuhuchunping
Yuan dynasty (1279~1368)
#yuandynasty#yuanceramics#yuanporcelain
元 紅綠彩 鳳凰形執壺 大元國至正八年製
Yuan green and red glaze Pheonix ewer with cover
Yuan dynasty (1279~1368)
Period of AD1348 
#大元國至正八年製#yuandynasty#yuanceramics#yuanporcelain
元 靑花釉裡紅 淺彫雲龍紋有蓋執壺 
Yuan underglaze-blue and copper-red 'dragon' ewer with cover 
Yuan dynasty (1279~1368)
#yuandynasty#yuanceramics#yuanporcelain
元 靑花釉裡紅 貼花鳥紋象耳甁
Yuan underglaze-blue and copper-red 'flower and bird' vases
Yuan dynasty (1279~1368)
#yuandynasty#yuanceramics#yuanporcelain
元 靑花釉裡紅 貼花鳥紋象耳甁
Yuan underglaze-blue and copper-red 'flower and bird' vases
Yuan dynasty (1279~1368)
#yuandynasty#yuanceramics#yuanporcelain
元 釉裡紅 三友圖紋碗
Yuan copper-red 'three friends' bowl
Yuan dynasty (1279~1368)
#yuandynasty#yuanceramics#yuanporcelain
ONE SOLD. THREE AVAILABLE. Best seller back in stock! 💙 In 2005 at Christie's London Auctions, the original of this pot/vase from the Yuan Dynasty sold for over $27.7 million. It is the most famous vase in China. This reproduction was made in the same town as the original...Jingdezhen...with the scene of Gui Guzi descending the mountain. It measures 11”h x 13” in diameter. It is a show stopper. $175 + shipping. #jclinevintage #chinoiseriecollection #chinoiseriechic #chinoiserie #vase #blueandwhite #blueandwhiteforever #antiquedesign #antiquereproduction #yuandynasty #classicdecor #myhousebeautiful #christiesoflondon #stopandstaredecor #jcvavail
ONE SOLD. THREE AVAILABLE. Best seller back in stock! 💙 In 2005 at Christie's London Auctions, the original of this pot/vase from the Yuan Dynasty sold for over $27.7 million. It is the most famous vase in China. This reproduction was made in the same town as the original...Jingdezhen...with the scene of Gui Guzi descending the mountain. It measures 11”h x 13” in diameter. It is a show stopper. $175 + shipping. #jclinevintage  #chinoiseriecollection  #chinoiseriechic  #chinoiserie  #vase  #blueandwhite  #blueandwhiteforever  #antiquedesign  #antiquereproduction  #yuandynasty  #classicdecor  #myhousebeautiful  #christiesoflondon  #stopandstaredecor  #jcvavail 
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A Chinese bronze figure of Guanyin, possibly Song/Yuan dynasty to be included in our 11th and 12th September 2018 Antiques Fine Art and Decorative Furnishings auction at Tattersalls Newmarket Suffolk CB8 9AY #auction #auctionhouse #chinese #guanyin #bronze #bronzefigure #chinesebronze #decorative #antique #antiquebronze #fineart #chineseart #oriental #asian #asianart #orientalart #yuan #songdynasty #yuandynasty #tattersalls #rowleys #newmarket #suffolk #chineseantiques #chineseantique
CATALOGUE NOW ONLINE A Chinese bronze figure of Guanyin, possibly Song/Yuan dynasty to be included in our 11th and 12th September 2018 Antiques Fine Art and Decorative Furnishings auction at Tattersalls Newmarket Suffolk CB8 9AY #auction  #auctionhouse  #chinese  #guanyin  #bronze  #bronzefigure  #chinesebronze  #decorative  #antique  #antiquebronze  #fineart  #chineseart  #oriental  #asian  #asianart  #orientalart  #yuan  #songdynasty  #yuandynasty  #tattersalls  #rowleys  #newmarket  #suffolk  #chineseantiques  #chineseantique 
Precious Porcelain. This Yuan-Ming Dynasty celadon covered jar was produced in the southern Chinese region of Longquan where some 500 kilns have been discovered. It is stunning for the even color of the glaze on both the lid and the body -- a perfect match. Lot 172. Asian Works of Art. Exhibition opens Friday. Auction Sept 10. Catalogue at Doyle.com
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Joining @asianartinlondon 🐲
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ASPIRING TO PERFECTION | An Important Collection of 120 #chineseceramics from #tangdynasty to #yuandynasty
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In the pic: A Northern Song Cizhou-type sgraffiato and resist-decorated "butterflies" vase, #meiping
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#asianart #auction #asianartweek #asianvase #asianartinlondon #bertolamifinearts #auctionhouse
I finally got to meet my long-lost cousin James (@yuan.james )for the very first time yesterday!! He is my first cousin on my dad's side. We never got the chance to meet because James spent much of his childhood in Taiwan. After that, he lived in various states before moving to California. I didn't grow up with much extended family, so it was so nice to finally meet my cousin but more importantly, to discover that he is REALLY COOL and awesome!!! Plus it turns out he lives pretty close by. We had a blast chatting over dinner. He is a wonderful person, so warm, friendly, genuine, and enthusiastic!! So much positive energy!! And we actually have many similar viewpoints and outlooks on  life.  I am so happy to be related to such a great person (must be that good-quality Yuan family stock). Looking forward to hanging out again soon. It is so cool to have an awesome cousin in my life now. We can be like Astrid and Nick from @crazyrichasians. :) Yay! #cousin #family #reunion #awesome #kindredspirit #fun #cool #discovery #connection #goodtimes #whatsupcuz #justcuz #yuandynasty #javiers #margaritas #asianglowing #happy
I finally got to meet my long-lost cousin James (@yuan.james )for the very first time yesterday!! He is my first cousin on my dad's side. We never got the chance to meet because James spent much of his childhood in Taiwan. After that, he lived in various states before moving to California. I didn't grow up with much extended family, so it was so nice to finally meet my cousin but more importantly, to discover that he is REALLY COOL and awesome!!! Plus it turns out he lives pretty close by. We had a blast chatting over dinner. He is a wonderful person, so warm, friendly, genuine, and enthusiastic!! So much positive energy!! And we actually have many similar viewpoints and outlooks on life. I am so happy to be related to such a great person (must be that good-quality Yuan family stock). Looking forward to hanging out again soon. It is so cool to have an awesome cousin in my life now. We can be like Astrid and Nick from @crazyrichasians. :) Yay! #cousin  #family  #reunion  #awesome  #kindredspirit  #fun  #cool  #discovery  #connection  #goodtimes  #whatsupcuz  #justcuz  #yuandynasty  #javiers  #margaritas  #asianglowing  #happy 
This city is so peaceful, you'd never think it was one of the most damaged cities prior and during WWII. It's amazing to think you can change and heal so much with time. Give me 80 odd years to heal from rejection. I'll be fine.

#SouthernTang
#SongDynasty
#YuanDynasty
#DuckDynasty
This city is so peaceful, you'd never think it was one of the most damaged cities prior and during WWII. It's amazing to think you can change and heal so much with time. Give me 80 odd years to heal from rejection. I'll be fine. #SouthernTang  #SongDynasty  #YuanDynasty  #DuckDynasty 
Mooncakes are here which means the Mid Autumn Festival/Harvest Moon Festival is right around the corner. Not only intended to celebrate the Moon Goddess Chang E but also in remembering the folk tales that tell how the overthrow of the Mongol rule in China was facilitated by the smuggling of messages in mooncakes. There are many kinds of flavors and they come in various sizes and are either round or square. I like the red bean, pictured above, sesame, lotus seed and mixed nut are good too. Most come with a salted egg yolk so when it us cut open it looks like the moon. Personally those are a bit too salty for me. The second picture shows some of my mooncake molds and a recipe book if your so inclined to make your own. #mooncake #mooncakefestival #midautumnfestival #harvestmoonfestival longevity #moongoddess #mingdynasty #songdynasty #handynasty #yuandynasty #chinesepastry #redbean #redbeancake #celebration
Mooncakes are here which means the Mid Autumn Festival/Harvest Moon Festival is right around the corner. Not only intended to celebrate the Moon Goddess Chang E but also in remembering the folk tales that tell how the overthrow of the Mongol rule in China was facilitated by the smuggling of messages in mooncakes. There are many kinds of flavors and they come in various sizes and are either round or square. I like the red bean, pictured above, sesame, lotus seed and mixed nut are good too. Most come with a salted egg yolk so when it us cut open it looks like the moon. Personally those are a bit too salty for me. The second picture shows some of my mooncake molds and a recipe book if your so inclined to make your own. #mooncake  #mooncakefestival  #midautumnfestival  #harvestmoonfestival  longevity #moongoddess  #mingdynasty  #songdynasty  #handynasty  #yuandynasty  #chinesepastry  #redbean  #redbeancake  #celebration 
Gone fishing... 🎣 1349: Sheng Mao: Recluse Fisherman, Autumn Trees
@metmuseum (not on view)
Swipe >> to learn more!
#chineseart #shengmao #yuandynasty #arthistory
While I will mostly be looking into Western art history, I still try to include other cultures as well. Here's a look into traditional Chinese art 🍂

1332: Unknown: Monk Reading a Sutra by Moonlight
@metmuseum (not on view)
Swipe >> to learn more!

#chineseart #yuandynasty #artandpoetry #arthistory
While I will mostly be looking into Western art history, I still try to include other cultures as well. Here's a look into traditional Chinese art 🍂 1332: Unknown: Monk Reading a Sutra by Moonlight @metmuseum (not on view) Swipe >> to learn more! #chineseart  #yuandynasty  #artandpoetry  #arthistory 
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適意行,安心坐,渴時飲飢時餐醉時歌,
困來時就向莎茵臥。日月長,天地闊,閒快活!
舊酒投,新醅潑,老瓦盆邊笑呵呵,
共山僧野叟閒吟和。他出一對雞,我出一個鵝,閒快活!
意馬收,心猿鎖,跳出紅塵惡風波,槐陰午夢誰驚破?
離了利名場,鑽入安樂窩,閒快活!
南備耕,東山臥,世態人情經歷多,閒將往事思量過。
賢的是他,愚的是我,爭甚麼!
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#四塊玉 #閒適 #關漢卿 #元代 #散曲 #小令 #俄羅斯 #西伯利亞 #貝加爾湖 #奥爾洪島 #順其自然 #莊子 #看破 #放下 #yuandynasty #sanqu #russia #sibera #lakebaikal #逍遥游 #lacbaikal #olkhon_island #letnaturetakeitscourse #zhuangzi #seethrough #letgo
。。。 適意行,安心坐,渴時飲飢時餐醉時歌, 困來時就向莎茵臥。日月長,天地闊,閒快活! 舊酒投,新醅潑,老瓦盆邊笑呵呵, 共山僧野叟閒吟和。他出一對雞,我出一個鵝,閒快活! 意馬收,心猿鎖,跳出紅塵惡風波,槐陰午夢誰驚破? 離了利名場,鑽入安樂窩,閒快活! 南備耕,東山臥,世態人情經歷多,閒將往事思量過。 賢的是他,愚的是我,爭甚麼! 。。。 #四塊玉  #閒適  #關漢卿  #元代  #散曲  #小令  #俄羅斯  #西伯利亞  #貝加爾湖  #奥爾洪島  #順其自然  #莊子  #看破  #放下  #yuandynasty  #sanqu  #russia  #sibera  #lakebaikal  #逍遥游  #lacbaikal  #olkhon_island  #letnaturetakeitscourse  #zhuangzi  #seethrough  #letgo 
Celadon Supremacy. Classic 13th century #chinese #celadon #porcelain #longquan #dish with #molded #twinfish #songdynasty to #yuandynasty #mongol period. Ex #cunliffe collection sold @christiesinc #christiesnewyork 3 years ago #asiaweek2015 #asiaweeknewyork #pisces #chineseporcelain #chineseceladon
This is a Chinese painting titled “The Fisherman” by Wu Zhen of the Yuan Dynasty, and inspired my song “The Fishing Rod.” It was painted 750 years after the poem “The Fishing Rod” was written by Shen Yue in the early sixth century and used as the text in my song “The Fishing Rod.” Great Chinese themes. #chinesepainting #wuzhen #yuandynasty #metropolitanmuseumofart #markgustavson
This is a Chinese painting titled “The Fisherman” by Wu Zhen of the Yuan Dynasty, and inspired my song “The Fishing Rod.” It was painted 750 years after the poem “The Fishing Rod” was written by Shen Yue in the early sixth century and used as the text in my song “The Fishing Rod.” Great Chinese themes. #chinesepainting  #wuzhen  #yuandynasty  #metropolitanmuseumofart  #markgustavson 
FOR SALE....
A blue and white dragon meiping vase, Mark Xuande(AD 1425 - 1435), Ming dynasty period

#keramikkuno #guciantik # jualkeramikkuno # jualkeramikantik #jualgucicina #jualkeramikcina #jualguciantik #jualgucikuno #blueandwhite #yuandynasty #mingdynasty #qingdynasty #chineseantiques #yongle #jiajing #qianlong #xuande #yongzheng #doucai #wucai #celadon #chineseceramic #antique #chineseporcelain #chineseart #chenghua #qingbai #songdynasty #jingdezhen #青花瓷 #斗彩 #keramikantik
FOR SALE.... A blue and white dragon meiping vase, Mark Xuande(AD 1425 - 1435), Ming dynasty period #keramikkuno  #guciantik  # jualkeramikkuno # jualkeramikantik #jualgucicina  #jualkeramikcina  #jualguciantik  #jualgucikuno  #blueandwhite  #yuandynasty  #mingdynasty  #qingdynasty  #chineseantiques  #yongle  #jiajing  #qianlong  #xuande  #yongzheng  #doucai  #wucai  #celadon  #chineseceramic  #antique  #chineseporcelain  #chineseart  #chenghua  #qingbai  #songdynasty  #jingdezhen  #青花瓷  #斗彩  #keramikantik 
Blue and White jar - Yuan Dynasty 13th/14th Century. This splendid object I saw in the Shanghai Museum, last week, in China #shanghai #china #fairheadfineart🇬🇧 #ShanghaiMuseum #yuandynasty
Kublai sur son trône #kublaikhan #genghiskhan #empire
On the verge of tears as I entered into the gallery. Indeed it’s beautiful, and I had mixed feelings when thinking of how did it come here. #met #buddaofmedicine #budda #yuandynasty #paintings
Two Jun Type Glazed Bowls, Yuan Dynasty. Each with an upright rim and a deep well tapering sharply inward above a flared foot ring.

To be offered in the September 8 Gallery Auction.

#michaans #michaansauctions #auction #auctions #antiques #collectibles #antique #asianart #asianworksofart  #ChineseArt #collector #collectors #asiandesign #asianantiques #chinesedesign #beautiful #collectable  #vintagedecor #vintagehomedecor #vintagehome  #stylish #fine #jun #tea #bowl #pottery #YuanDynasty  #ceramics #glazed
Two Jun Type Glazed Bowls, Yuan Dynasty. Each with an upright rim and a deep well tapering sharply inward above a flared foot ring. To be offered in the September 8 Gallery Auction. #michaans  #michaansauctions  #auction  #auctions  #antiques  #collectibles  #antique  #asianart  #asianworksofart  #ChineseArt  #collector  #collectors  #asiandesign  #asianantiques  #chinesedesign  #beautiful  #collectable  #vintagedecor  #vintagehomedecor  #vintagehome  #stylish  #fine  #jun  #tea  #bowl  #pottery  #YuanDynasty  #ceramics  #glazed 
Today on August 18, 1227, Genghis Khan dies while invading the Xi Xia Kingdom in China.
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Genghis Khan is undoubtedly one of the most feared and well-known conquerors in history. He founded the mighty Mongol Empire, becoming the first Great Khan. Prior to his rule, the Mongolian plateau was largely made up of small, disparate tribes. Little is known about his actual childhood, however, he certainly came from humble beginnings. Genghis grew up to become the first leader to unite the vast nomadic peoples of Mongolia. Almost overnight, he turned Mongolia into a formidable military power and launched invasions into neighboring lands.
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By the time of his death, the Mogul Empire stretched across most of Central Asia and China. Genghis was a notoriously cruel and ruthless conqueror. Anyone who refused to submit to his rule was quickly slaughtered. Despite his fearsome reputation, he is also remembered for implementing several forward-thinking policy changes, such as granting religious freedom to his subjects and abolishing torture. Commerce and trade flourished under his rule with Genghis creating the world’s first international postal system. During this period, the Silk Road became a safe and reliable trading and communications highway. His great empire truly bridged the East and West for the first time in history.
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While on a military campaign against the Xi Xia Kingdom, Genghis was suddenly thrown from his horse which caused severe internal injuries. Nevertheless, the campaign moved forward despite the Great Khan’s deteriorating health. On August 18, 1227, Genghis suddenly died yet no one knows for certain what caused his death. His final resting place remains unknown to this day. The descendants of Genghis Khan went on to expand the empire even further, eventually forming the largest land empire in history. His grandson, Kublai Khan, launched a massive invasion against the Song Dynasty and successfully conquered all of China. At the height of their power, the Moguls controlled a landmass similar in size to the continent of Africa.
Today on August 18, 1227, Genghis Khan dies while invading the Xi Xia Kingdom in China. ••••• Genghis Khan is undoubtedly one of the most feared and well-known conquerors in history. He founded the mighty Mongol Empire, becoming the first Great Khan. Prior to his rule, the Mongolian plateau was largely made up of small, disparate tribes. Little is known about his actual childhood, however, he certainly came from humble beginnings. Genghis grew up to become the first leader to unite the vast nomadic peoples of Mongolia. Almost overnight, he turned Mongolia into a formidable military power and launched invasions into neighboring lands. ••••• By the time of his death, the Mogul Empire stretched across most of Central Asia and China. Genghis was a notoriously cruel and ruthless conqueror. Anyone who refused to submit to his rule was quickly slaughtered. Despite his fearsome reputation, he is also remembered for implementing several forward-thinking policy changes, such as granting religious freedom to his subjects and abolishing torture. Commerce and trade flourished under his rule with Genghis creating the world’s first international postal system. During this period, the Silk Road became a safe and reliable trading and communications highway. His great empire truly bridged the East and West for the first time in history. ••••• While on a military campaign against the Xi Xia Kingdom, Genghis was suddenly thrown from his horse which caused severe internal injuries. Nevertheless, the campaign moved forward despite the Great Khan’s deteriorating health. On August 18, 1227, Genghis suddenly died yet no one knows for certain what caused his death. His final resting place remains unknown to this day. The descendants of Genghis Khan went on to expand the empire even further, eventually forming the largest land empire in history. His grandson, Kublai Khan, launched a massive invasion against the Song Dynasty and successfully conquered all of China. At the height of their power, the Moguls controlled a landmass similar in size to the continent of Africa.
Xi’an is such a mash-up of old and new. An 800 year old Bell Tower sits at the center of it, completely lit up in the dark, while cars and busses swirl by at the bottom.
Xi’an is such a mash-up of old and new. An 800 year old Bell Tower sits at the center of it, completely lit up in the dark, while cars and busses swirl by at the bottom.
Wang Xizhi watching geese
Qian Xuan (Chinese, ca. 1235–before 1307)
Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
Date: ca. 1295
Handscroll; ink, color, and gold on paper

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