Architecture Papers

  • Chinese History - Beijing

    300 words, 2 pages

    Beijing Though the Beijing area had been fought over and populated in previous years, the first major city in this zone hadn't been established until 938 A.D. Originally, Beijing had been called Nanjing, or Nanking, which means the “Southern Capital.” Nanjing was made the secondary capital of the Liao Dynasty at the time of its establishment. In 1125, the Liao Dynasty became part of the Jurchen Jin Dynasty, and Nanjing was made the new capital of this kingdom after it was renamed Zhongdu, meaning the “central capital.” The Liao Dynasty fell to the Mongols in 1215, and burned Zhongdu to the g

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