Text The Mongols in China

TLF ID M011489

This is an illustrated four-part historical account of Mongol rule in China. It includes sections on: the Mongol influence on China; Khubilai Khan in China; life in China under Mongol rule; and the beginnings of the Mongol collapse. The life in China section describes the effects of Mongol rule on peasants, artisans, merchants, legal codes, civilian life, religion and culture; while the section on the collapse of Mongol rule focuses on military and public works failures. The resource also includes links to further information, image galleries, maps and extracts from primary sources.




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Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the Mongol expansion option in the Expanding contacts depth study in the year 8 history curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions that refer to life in China during the Mongol conquest and Mongol treatment of conquered peoples, including the codification of laws and exemption of artists from taxes. The resource provides a balanced account of the positive and negative effects of Mongol rule on China and on various groups in Chinese society.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standard in year 8 history. It helps them to: recognise and explain patterns of change and continuity in the Yuan (Mongol) rule of China over time, including the building of Daidu (Beijing); explain the causes of developments such as the rise of Buddhism during the Yuan period; identify the motives and actions of people at the time such as the Tibetan lama Phags-pa; and explain the significance of individuals such as Khubilai Khan and how he was influenced by Mongol and Chinese beliefs and values.
  • It may also be relevant to the Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia cross-curriculum priority and the intercultural understanding general capability. The resource contains occasional references, images and links to modern Mongolia and contemporary Mongol culture, including photographs from a traditional Mongol cultural festival as celebrated today.
Year level

8

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Organization: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Address: UNITED STATES
  • URL: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu
  • Publisher
  • Name: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Organization: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED STATES
  • URL: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • © 2004 Asia for Educators, Columbia University, except where indicated otherwise. You may use, reproduce and communicate the materials free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the materials.