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Bookish.asia Review

Book review by John Grant Ross, author of You Don’t Know China and Formosan Odyssey. China is not usually associated with horses – well, other than being an agrarian civilisation long in opposition to the nomadic horse peoples of Central Asia – and yet it has a rich equestrian history and culture, as detailed in breadth and … Continue reading Bookish.asia Review

Mongol Empire: Took more than 40 Years to subjugate China

Mongol warriors’ traditional military advantages and cavalry tactics could not be fully deployed in their conquest of the Song dynasty. The Mongol Empire took more than 40 years to subjugate the Song but needed far less time to defeat other countries: they took Siberia in one year (1207), Qara Khitai (1216–1218) and Khwarazm (1219–1220) in … Continue reading Mongol Empire: Took more than 40 Years to subjugate China

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