Leader = Shah
Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his wife Mumtatz who died giving birth to their 14th child.
The religion of Mughals was Islam.
In 1707, the empire started a slow and steady decline in actual power, although it maintained all the trappings of power in the Indian subcontinent for another 150 years. In 1739 it was defeated by an army from Persia led by Nadir Shah. In 1756 an army of Ahmad Shah looted Delhi again.
Akbar, grandson of Babur and ruled at age 13.
Tomb built by Shah Jahan 20 years to build and 20,000 men Bankrupted treasury and empire downfall
Flowering of Chinese Culture
China and the Larger World
Confucianism: humanity, learning, family, peace and justice - Confucious
Buddhism: enlightenment through right conduct, wisdom and mediation releases one from desires and suffering
Daoism: simple honest life
Founded by Laozi
The oldest printed book in the world about Chinese Buddhism. It folds out like an accordion.
Wood block printing – carved characters which could be stamped speeding up the process of printing
Gun powder used for fireworks
Square holes and strung together 1000 at a time on a red thread
500 men in the flat bottom 3 times larger than anything in Europe
Real Junk in Vietnam
4,000 miles long Worlds longest cemetery Visible from the moon
Land of the Rising Sun
A Developing National Culture
Power of the Shoguns
Japan: Unified Yet Isolated