Ch 19: History of Asia (1000-1300 CE)

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to discover the history of Asian countries -- including India, Japan, China, Vietnam and Korea -- during the years 1000 to 1300 CE. Check your understanding of the chapter's material by taking short self-assessment quizzes following each lesson.

History of Asia (1000-1300 CE) - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The myriad of cultures that make up Asia are richly diverse. From China and Japan to India and more, the countries that are part of the Asian continent have histories full of both struggle and accomplishment. In this chapter, you'll focus on the events that defined Asia from 1000-1300 CE through short video lessons that take about 5-10 minutes to watch. You will explore the impacts of Asian dynasties and rulers, the influences that affected Asian societies during the Middle Ages and the significance of the Silk Road. If you have questions about these topics, you can submit them to the subject experts who teach the courses. By the time you complete the chapter's video lessons, you'll be knowledgeable of topics like:

  • What contributions India's Gupta Dynasty made to society
  • How Chinese and Japanese rulers impacted their respective countries
  • How Melanesian, Polynesian and Micronesian cultures spread
  • What contributed to Chinese influence on Vietnam and Korea
  • What religions impacted India during the Middle Ages
  • What trade routes were important in the Middle Ages

VideoObjective
The Gupta Dynasty in India: Leaders & Arabic NumeralsLearn about the leaders and key accomplishments of India's Gupta Dynasty during 320-500 CE.
Chinese Dynasties (1000-1300 CE): T'ang, Song & MingDiscover the challenges faced and contributions made by China's T'ang, Song and Ming Dynasties in the Middle Ages.
Japan (600-1400 CE): Beliefs, Reforms & RulersExplore the rulers and reforms of Japan's classical and feudal eras.
Expansion of Melanesian, Polynesian & Micronesian CulturesExamine how the Melanesian, Polynesian and Micronesian cultures were able to spread across the Pacific Ocean.
Vietnam & Korea (1000-1300 CE): Overview & InfluencesLearn about the influence China had on Vietnam and Korea during the Middle Ages.
India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & ReligionsTake a look at the rise and fall of Indian dynasties of the Middle Ages.
The Kush & Axum Civilizations on the Swahili Coast: Development & InteractionsDiscover the development of East Africa's Kush and Axum civilizations on the Swahili coast.
Trade Networks in the Middle Ages: Empires & RoutesExplore the Silk Road and other trade routes that impacted empires in Asia, Europe and Africa.

8 Lessons in Chapter 19: History of Asia (1000-1300 CE)
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Gupta Dynasty in India: Leaders & Arabic Numerals

1. The Gupta Dynasty in India: Leaders & Arabic Numerals

In this lesson, we will explore India's Gupta dynasty. We will learn about its founding and expansion, discover the achievements of its people, and examine its decline and disappearance.

Chinese Dynasties (1000-1300 CE): T'ang, Song & Ming

2. Chinese Dynasties (1000-1300 CE): T'ang, Song & Ming

In this lesson, we explore three important Chinese dynasties of the Middle Ages: the T'ang, the Song, and the Ming, which all ruled for a few hundred years each between the 7th and 17th centuries C.E.

Japan (600-1400 CE): Beliefs, Reforms & Rulers

3. Japan (600-1400 CE): Beliefs, Reforms & Rulers

In this lesson, we explore the Middle Ages in Japan, from the classical era of imperial Japan to the feudal era of intermittent and regional warfare that followed it.

Expansion of Melanesian, Polynesian & Micronesian Cultures

4. Expansion of Melanesian, Polynesian & Micronesian Cultures

This lesson will explain the emergence and expansion of several of Oceania's earliest cultures. In doing so, it will highlight the Lapita people and their earliest dealings with Asia and Europe.

Vietnam & Korea (1000-1300 CE): Overview & Influences

5. Vietnam & Korea (1000-1300 CE): Overview & Influences

In this lesson, we explore the history of two smaller Asian countries during the Middle Ages: Vietnam and Korea. We'll learn more about the dynasties that ruled each and the effect China had on both.

India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & Religions

6. India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & Religions

In this lesson, we explore the rise and decline of two of the more powerful dynasties that were present in the Indian subcontinent during the Middle Ages.

The Kush & Axum Civilizations on the Swahili Coast: Development & Interactions

7. The Kush & Axum Civilizations on the Swahili Coast: Development & Interactions

In this lesson, we explore the rise and fall of two African kingdoms in East Africa, Kush and Axum, which were both established by utilizing their unique positions to exploit regional trade.

Trade Networks in the Middle Ages: Empires & Routes

8. Trade Networks in the Middle Ages: Empires & Routes

In this lesson, we explore several of the more important trade networks during the Middle Ages, from the Silk Road across Central Asia to the gold trade across the Sahara.

Chapter Practice Exam
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