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Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty 元朝

Here is a collection of articles related to the history of the Yuan dynasty also known as the Mongol dynasty. Rising after the Liao and Jin dynasties, the Mongols eventually achieved what the previous two kindoms did not or could not; the capture of the entire China under her rule.

Despite this achievement, Mongol rule over China was very shortlived. They Mongol ruler fled as the Chinese forces under Zhu Yuan Zhang approached Beijing in 1368 and established the Ming dynasty.

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mooncakeMoon cake and Mongols
A popular Mid Autumn legend claims that moon cakes were instrumental in the overthrow of the Mongol dynasty in China. Chinatownology locates this myth against the historical backdrop of the Mongol dynasty.

long weiSaint Long Wei, 龙尾圣王
He Ye Yun, an anti-Mongol leader who lived in Teochew after being defeated by the Ming Emperor Hong Wu. He served the Teochews and after his passing, he was remembered by Teowchews as Saint Long Wei.


 

 

 

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