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Genghis Khan moved his troops into the quasi-Chinese Chin-ruled north China in 1211 and in 1215 they destroyed the capital city His son Ogodei conquered all of North China by 1234 and ruled it from 1229 to 1241 His son Kublai Khan defeated the Southern Song in 1279 and for the first time all of China was under foreign rule In 1271 Kublai Khan named his dynasty Yuan which means origin of the universe The Yuan dynasty in China lasted from 1279 to 1368 Kublai Khan followed a tentative policy of Sinicization that is he adapted to the Chinese way of governing and when you look at his portrait he looks very much like other Chinese rulers On the other hand although he used some Chinese in low positions in the government he abolished the civil service exams preferred to use Chinese in his bureaucracy and established separate rules for the Mongols and for the Chinese His capital present-day Beijing became a cosmopolitan and wealthy city Kublai Khan made a census of the population dividing the people into four categories Mongols Miscellaneous aliens which included West Asian Muslims who performed important services for the Mongols North Chinese called Han people those who had been under the Chin state and their descendants including Chinese Jurchen Khitans and Loreans and finally Southern Chinese subjects of the Southern Sung whom the Mongols considered the least trustworthy The Mongols could not have ruled China without the help of some of the Chinese elite and yet they were reluctant to use the Chinese particular the Southern Song in their government Although Genghis Khan used some Chinese in lower positions in his government he abolished the civil service exams kept separate laws for Mongols and for the Chinese and preferred to employ foreigners rather than Chinese in his bureaucracy as he thought they would be more trustworthy than the Chinese Kublai Khan wanted to support agriculture and he
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