China and the Mongols (600-1450)

China

Sui Dynasty

589 CE - 618 CE

Construction of Grand Canal

607 CE - 610 CE

Tang Dynasty

618 CE - 907 CE

Invention of Printing

700 C.E.
  • Created by Bi Sheng, a Chinese commoner
  • Made printing of books faster, easier, and cheaper increasing literacy

Civil Service Exam

Approx. 700 C.E

Song Dynasty

960 CE - 1279 CE

Invention of Gunpowder/Firearms

1259 C.E.
  • Made by mixing sulfur, saltpeter, and charcoal
  • Used it in fire arrows and catapults
  • Mongols brought it to the rest of the world

Ming Dynasty

1369 CE - 1644 CE

Mongols

Mongol Army at 130,000

1227 CE

Mongol Siege of Baghdad

February 10, 1258 C.E.

Yuan Dynasty (the Mongols)

1279 C.E - 1368 C.E