Khanquering The World

By Beston Toh, Jiayi Fan, Sindie Gavira

A painting of Kublai Khan, as he would have appeared in the 1260s (although this painting is a posthumous one executed shortly after his death in February of 1294, by a Nepalese artist and astronomer Anige, who is also Kublai Khan's confidant). By Anige, via Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.

A painting of Kublai Khan, as he would have appeared in the 1260s (although this painting is a posthumous one executed shortly after his death in February of 1294, by a Nepalese artist and astronomer Anige, who is also Kublai Khan's confidant).

By Anige, via Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.

Dear Diary,


I was invited to the Jiayi Degeneres show tonight. Had a great time there! The audiences were great, and I finally got the chance to answer a lot of questions that people usually ask me. Questions about my family history, my brother (that little snitch), how I rose into power, OH AND MY VLOG WAS ALSO PROMOTED ON LIVE TV!

I am also proud to say that I laid the groundwork for Qin Shihuang to unify China! Even though my Yuan dynasty was not exactly long-lasting, I certainly was the main precedent for the Qin dynasty! I gave Beijing it's first makeover, alright!

And today, through my Yuan dynasty, the Mongols are now part of the history of Imperial China.

Now now, this might be a random tidbit, but I brought buttons to China. Yes, buttons. As in clothes.

My dynasty introduced the toggle-and-loop buttons to China, y'all. Now they just call it the Chinese buttons. But thanks to me, 'accidental' wardrobe malfunctions were probably reduced!

And hello, if it wasn't for me, the West might not have reached China by the 19th century. Christopher Columbus was apparently inspired by Marco Polo's stories of me, which made him 'discover' America on his way to China! 

Okay I won't brag anymore. Today was a great day, but unfortunately, I can't seem to shake off the feeling that something bad is gonna happen to me. Hmm...


Love,

KK ♥

 

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IMAGE REFERENCES

Early Flag of Korea, via Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.

Battle of Bach Dang (1288), via Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.

Mongol Invasion of Japan (1293), by Takezaki Suenaga, via Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.

Mongol Cavalry Pursuing Enemies, via Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.

Burmese Nobles of the Pagan Kingdom in Equestrian Sports, via Wikimedia CommonsCC BY-SA 3.0

 

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