Song Dynasty: achievements, impact of Song Dynasty on Chinese social development; footbinding
Genghis Khan and the Golden Horde; Mongol military technologies, Mongol influence on trade/silk road,
Rise of the Yuan Dynasty in China, Impact of Kublai Khan, Marco Polo, Silk Road trade in the Yuan Dynasty
Mongol positive/negative impacts on the world
Korea; Korea as a bridge for cultural diffusion, geography of this area; how China shaped Korea; Tang and Silla; development of Hangul and Choson dynasty
Japan: geography, Yuan dynasty, Prince Shotoku/17 article constitution; selective borrowing; Shintoism/kami spirits; Heian Japan; Japanese feudalism (compared to European); know the social order of Japanese feudalism; Code of Bushido/Seppukku;Tokugawa Shogunate/centralized feudalislm; Isolationism; reasons for this policy
Spread of Buddhism to Korea and Japan
Ming Dynasty and impact of exploration; Zheng He; Why did China stop exploring?