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Ch 8: Glencoe World History Chapter 8: The Asian World

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The Asian World chapter of this Glencoe World History Companion Course aligns with the same chapter in the Glencoe World History textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about early Asian civilizations.

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  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Asian World chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the early Asian civilizations topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

You'll learn about all of the topics in the textbook chapter, including:

  • The Song, Tang and Sui dynasties
  • The Mongol Empire
  • China's Golden Age
  • The development of Japan
  • Korea's development
  • Islamic influence and expansion in India
  • The formation of Angkor, Vietnam, Burma and Thailand

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7 Lessons in Chapter 8: Glencoe World History Chapter 8: The Asian World
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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.

The Mongol Empire & Dynasty in China

2. The Mongol Empire & Dynasty in China

The Mongol Empire was the second-largest empire in history, and the largest ever seen up until its time. This lesson explains how the Mongols were able to conquer China, as well as innovations that allowed them to conquer other regions, before concluding with a discussion on the Yuan Dynasty.

Literature & Art of Golden Age China

3. Literature & Art of Golden Age China

China underwent a great period of change during the time of the Tang and Song dynasties, and while innovations such as paper money and the cultivation of tea were important, art and literature also experienced high points.

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.

The Emergence of Korean Culture

5. 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.

Islamic Expansion & Influence in India

6. Islamic Expansion & Influence in India

While Islam would never manage to convert more than a small percentage of India's population, it would have a considerable impact on the history of India, as well as the development of culture in the subcontinent.

Southeast Asian Civilizations' Land & People

7. Southeast Asian Civilizations' Land & People

One of the first crossroads of the world, Southeast Asia may have been originally peopled by groups from China, but much of what would influence its numerous cultures came from India.

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