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Books in the CBL

The Christopher Brennan Library has many suitable books for this unit of work under 950.21 in the information collection.

Ancient China and Mongol Expansion

This LibGuide has been setup to assist you with your Ancient China and Mongol Expansion assignment.

Useful Weblinks

Mongol Society

Mongol Society: Women, Men and Children This weblink by History on the Net provides insight to what Mongol society was like. Follow further links to more information about Mongol Empire, including a Mongol Empire Timeline.

Qin Shi Huang Di

Before its unification under Qin Shi Huang Di, its First Emperor (259 – 210 BC), China was made up of seven major states which were often at war with each other, vying for power and supremacy. Historians call this time the Warring States period (475 – 221 BC).

British Museum - Qin Shi Huang Di This weblink provides a concise timeline account of Qin Shi Huang Di's rise to power.

About Education - Qin Shi Huang Di This weblink provides a biographical account of Qin Shi Huang Di by Kallie Szczepanski, an Asian History expert.

Ducksters - Emperor Qin Shi Huang This weblink provides a concise biographical overview of Qin Shi Huang.

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Shihuangdi This weblink is the Encylopaedia Britannica entry on Shihuangdi.

Ducksters - Terracotta Army This weblink provides concise information on the Terracotta Army.


Confucius Biography This weblink by provides a concise biographical account of Confucius' life. Confucius was an influential Chinese philosopher, teacher and political figure known for his popular aphorisms and for his models of social interaction. 

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Confucius This weblink provides an encyclopedia entry about Confucius.

Temujin (Genghis Khan)

Mongolian warrior and ruler Genghis Khan created the largest empire in the world, the Mongol Empire, by destroying individual tribes in Northeast Asia.

Bio - Genghis Khan This weblink by provides a biographical account of Genghis Khan, including details of his major conquests. 

History Channel - Genghis Khan This weblink by the History Channel provides a biographical account of Genghis Khan and his rule of the empire.

Kublai Khan

Mongolian general and statesman Kublai Khan was the grandson of Genghis Khan. He conquered China, founding and becoming the first emperor of the country's Yuan Dynasty.

BBC News - Kublai Khan: China's favourite barbarian This weblink is a biographical magazine article produced by BBC News. 

BIo - Kublai Khan This weblink by also gives detail as to what life was like under his rule.

History Channel - Kublai Khan This weblink by the History Channel details the achievements of Kublai Khan as emperor.

Historical Fiction

The Conqueror Series by Conn Iggulden

Number one bestselling author Conn Iggulden takes on the story of the mighty Genghis Khan. An epic tale of a great and heroic mind; his action-packed rule; and how in conquering one-fifth of the world’s inhabited land, he changed the course of history forever.