East Asia: China, Korea, Japan 1215 CE

In this period of East Asia's history great technological advances occur, both in China and Korea.

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What is happening in East Asia: China, Korea, Japan in 1215CE

China

In its recent history, China has experienced mixed fortunes over the past two centuries. The Song dynasty has shrunk drastically in terms of its geographical reach, now ruling only southern China; however, this period is probably the one in which Chinese civilization makes the most dramatic technological and economic advances in all its history.

Korea and Japan

Both Korea and Japan experience political instability and civil war, and in both countries military dictatorships come to power.

Neighboring countries

Chinese cultural and political models continue to make headway to the south, in Vietnam. However, in central Asia developments are taking place which will leave none of the lands of East Asia unaffected. This is the rise to power of the great Mongol leader, Genghis Khan.

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