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Unit 3: Regional & Transregional Interactions, c. 600 C.E. to c. 1450 
Unit 3: Age of Accelerating Connections, 500-1500
TARGETS: Chapter 8 - Commerce & Culture
Document Study - Ibn Battuta & Marco Polo

DUEZ NOTES: Marco Polo - Document Study

DUEZ NOTES: Unit 3 - Introduction

DUEZ NOTES: Unit 3 - Silk, Sand, & Sea Roads
Duez Notes - CH 9: East Asian Connections
Duez Lecture - CH 9: East Asian Connections

Duez Notes - China & Friends

Duez Notes: CH 9 - Visual Sources

How to Memorize China's Major Dynasties
What's the best way to memorize China's major dynasties? Singing. It's guaranteed!

"History Teachers" Chinese Dynasties "Vogue"
We can't Vogue, but we can make a catchy song parody about early dynasties in China.

Crash Course: 2,000 Years of Chinese History
In which John introduces you to quite a lot of Chinese history by discussing the complicated relationship between the Confucian scholars who wrote Chinese history and the emperors (and empress) who made it.
Included is a brief introduction to all the dynasties in Chinese history and an introduction to Confucius and the Confucian emphasis on filial piety, the role the mandate of heaven played in organizing China, and how China became the first modern state.

Crash Course WH 2.0 - Japan Heian Period, 794-1185 CE
In which John Green teaches you about what westerners call the middle ages and the lives of the aristocracy...in Japan. The Heian period in Japan lasted from 794CE to 1185CE, and it was an interesting time in Japan. Rather than being known for a thriving economy, or particularly interesting politics, the most important things to come out of the Heian period were largely cultural. There was a flourishing of art and literature in the period, and a lot of that culture was created by women. The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu was the classic piece of literature of the day, and it gave a detailed look into the way the Aristocrats of the Heian period lived. While this doesn't give a lot of insight into the lives of daily people, it can be very valuable, and the idea of approaching history from a cultural perspective is a refreshing change from the usual military or political history that survives from so many eras.