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Ch 13: Chapter 13: Spread of Civilizations in East Asia (500 - 1650)

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This chapter of the Prentice Hall World History Connections to Today Volume 1 companion course covers all of the information in the Spread of Civilizations in East Asia chapter of the textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about Chinese innovations, military-centered societies, and Asian cultures.

How It Works:

  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Spread of Civilizations in East Asia chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the East Asia civilization concepts you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the world history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Chinese innovations created by the Song, Sui, and Tang Dynasties
  • The contributions and influences of the Mongolians on Western civilization
  • How Korean culture came about
  • The early Japanese State and its rise to power
  • 12th-century Samurais and the Japanese military society

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5 Lessons in Chapter 13: Chapter 13: Spread of Civilizations in East Asia (500 - 1650)
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Innovations of the Sui, Tang & Song Dynasties of China

1. Innovations of the Sui, Tang & Song Dynasties of China

Many of the most famous innovations of Chinese history occurred during the years preceding the Mongol Conquest. Three dynasties, the Sui, Tang, and Song, ruled supreme during this period.

Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization

2. Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization

This lesson covers the contributions of the Mongols to Western civilization. We begin by examining the tale of Marco Polo. Next, we look at some common misconceptions about the Mongols. Finally, we enumerate the many technologies brought to Europe by this group.

The Emergence of Korean Culture

3. The Emergence of Korean Culture

Despite being pressed against one of the most powerful cultures in history, the Koreans were able to keep their cultural identity and, more often than not, their political independence.

The Rise of the Early Japanese State

4. The Rise of the Early Japanese State

With a relatively wide barrier of sea to separate them from any undesired outside influences, the Japanese are unique in that they were largely able to develop on their own. That said, there were surprising parallels between Japan and other parts of the world.

Japanese Military Society & Samurais in the 12th Century

5. Japanese Military Society & Samurais in the 12th Century

In this lesson, you will explore the rise of the samurai and the Japanese military culture of the 12th century. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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