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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Kublai Khan 1215-1294. Mongol emperor (1260-1294) and founder of the Mongol dynasty in China. A grandson of Genghis Khan, he conquered the Song dynasty (1279) and established a great capital, now Beijing, where he received Marco Polo (1275-1292).

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  • n. Mongolian emperor of China and grandson of Genghis Khan who completed his grandfather's conquest of China; he establish the Yuan dynasty and built a great capital on the site of modern Beijing where he received Marco Polo (1216-1294)


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  • He poses for us as the great Venetian traveler Marco Polo, who meets with Kublai Khan and tells him about all the cities he has visited.

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  • The designation of a Living Buddha, who is a reincarnation of Buddhas before him, stems back to Kublai Khan in the 13th century and is the difference between Tibetan Buddhism and others.

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  • Take a right on Gulou Dong Da Jie, which runs up to the historic Drum and Bell Towers, originally built in 1272 under Kublai Khan.

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  • Kublai Khan held court here in a palatial ger on the grasslands to escape the heat of his adopted home in Beijing.

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  • While I think Francis Lawrence is a great director, I have to say that the more factual story of the man who travelled across Asia for some twenty four years during the reign of Kublai Khan, and who was asked to serve as Khan's own ambassador during some of that time, is sounding the better project.

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