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Remains of an ancient nomadic campsite for emperors from the Liao Dynasty (907-1125 A.D.) may be the largest of their kind in China, archaeologists said on Wednesday.  The campsite, found in Qian'an County in northeast China's Jilin Province, served as administrative center during the reign of nomadic Khitans over north China.  Read more: http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2014-09/24/content_33607785.htm

The Rouran Khaganate (AKA the Joujan Khaganate) around 500 CE.

A Chinese funerary mask from the Liao Dynasty (907–1125). Placing a metal mask on the face of the deceased was a unique tradition of the nomadic Khitan

philamuseum: New to the collection: A Chinese funerary mask from the Liao Dynasty in gallery Placing a metal mask on the face of the deceased was a unique tradition of the nomadic Khitan.

Map of the land area comprising the Sui Dynasty (581-618 AD) around 610 AD.  The Sui Dynasty (589–618 CE)[1] was a short-lived Imperial Chinese dynasty. Preceded by the Southern and Northern Dynasties, it unified China for the first time after over a century of north-south division. It was followed by the Tang Dynasty.  Founded by Emperor Wen of Sui, the Sui Dynasty capital was at Chang'an (which was renamed Daxing). His reign saw the reunification of Southern and Northern China.

Map of the land area comprising the Sui Dynasty AD) around 610 AD…

Northern Song (960-1127) in 1111

Liao dynasty - China in year Clockwise from top: Liao dynasty, Song dynasty, Western Xia dynasty.

Liao Dynasty. The weave structure is typical Liao samite, but the design retains the influence commonly found in the Tang dynasty. The pattern consists of pearl roundels enclosing four birds in symmetrical arrangement. This is a combination of a Song dynasty grid system popularly known as cu si (group of four in tangential arrangement) and a Central Asian motif of the bird in roundel. The use of pearl roundels is also popular in Liao textiles. China National Silk Museum.

Liao Dynasty has combination with roundels enclosing four birds in symmetrical arrangement and a Central Asian motif of the bird in roundel in the textile.

A rare 19th century Korean world map based on the Shan Hai Jing ancient Chinese book of geography.

A rare century Korean world map based on the Shan Hai Jing ancient Chinese book of geography.

Ancient China Interactive animated history map from TimeMaps (Free version)

(English) Ancient China Interactive animated history map from TimeMaps (Free version)

山西应县佛宫寺释迦塔 Skyamuni Pagoda/Shi Jia Pagoda- the highest extant ancient wooden…

山西应县佛宫寺释迦塔 Skyamuni Pagoda/Shi Jia Pagoda- the highest extant ancient wooden construction in China, built in Liao dynasty but inherited Tang dynasty style. There are two tooth relic of Buddha.

The Yuan Dynasty was the branch of Mongol Borjigin dynasty established by Kublai Khan. Although the Mongols had ruled territories, which included today's northern China for decades, it was not until 1271 that Kublai Khan officially proclaimed the dynasty in the traditional Chinese style.

The Mongolian Yuan Dynasty, c. 1294 and its client state Goryeo in modern Korea

Grand Canal built during the Sui Dynasty.  The total length of the Grand Canal is 1,776 km (1,104 mi). Its greatest height is reached in the mountains of Shandong, at a summit of 42 m (138 ft).

Grand Canal of China Map - Chinese canals and roadways joined rural and urban areas and allowed resources to be shared throughout an increasingly larger territory

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