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Chapter 8: (1000 CE – 1500 CE)

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    • 8.1: Regional configurations of historical territories
    • 8.2: Song Dynasty
    • 8.3: Muromachi and Momoyama Periods (1338-1615 CE)
      Although the Emperor of Japan was the titular head of government, the shogun (samurai military commander) was the authority that governed the country from 1185 until 1868. As the leader of the daimyo (local samurai warlords) and their samurai (warriors), the shogun had an elite army to fight, conquer, control, and manage the masses. Early shogun and daimyo were in constant warfare until the Edo period (1615-1868) when Tokugawa Shogunate unified the country.
    • 8.4: Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 CE)
      The Ming Dynasty was a time of growth, the population doubling supported by an extensive trade increase with the rest of the known world. Zhu Yuanzhang, who became Emperor Hongwu, lived as a beggar in a Buddhist monastery until local uprisings inspired him to join one of the military organizations. He quickly rose through the military ranks, leading the forces to drive the Mongols out of China and establishing the Ming dynasty.
    • 8.5: Khmer Empire (802 CE – 1431 CE)
      Khmer Empire (802 CE – 1431 CE) At its peak, the Khmer Empire controlled most of Southeast Asia, including the current areas of Cambodia, Laos, southern Vietnam, and Thailand along the Mekong River, the world’s seventh-longest river. The Khmer civilization existed from 802 CE to 1431 CE, practicing Hinduism and Buddhism as the main religions. Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Empire and was believed to have a population of one million, the largest city in the world at the time.
    • 8.6: Tughlaq Dynasty (1320 CE – 1413 CE)
    • 8.10: Goryeo Dynasty
    • 8.7: The Mongol Empire
    • 8.8: Kingdom of Polnnaruwa (1070 CE - 1232 CE)
    • 8.9: Yuan Dynasty