Thursday, December 17, 2015

Fact of the Day: Buddhist Khan

Kublai Khan was the first Chinese Emperor of the Yuan dynasty. During his reign, religions from the west like Christianity and especially Islam had grown popular in parts of China. While many of his counterparts out west converted to Islam, Kublai Khan embraced Tibetan Buddhism. 

15 comments:

Huggybear said...

He certainly had a very large Empire - Pacific Ocean to the Black Sea and from modern day Afghanistan ( probably the only foreign ruler to have controlled that country)up to the north of Siberia.
I don't think I would have liked to argue with him at the height of his power!!!
I reckon a person like Kublai Khan today would straighten out those Afghan insurgents we have now.
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Mary Kirkland said...

That's an interesting fact about him.

Imogen said...

What an interesting fact

Martha said...

That is quite interesting.

Pat Hatt said...

Wanted to go against the grain I guess

Debra She Who Seeks said...

How the hell did Islam make it all the way to China? Hmmm, merchants and traders, I suppose.

Paulina Mo, lilbitsofchic.com said...

Interesting fact! I would have never known!
~Pau
www.lilbitsofchic.com

Adam said...

it's not that terribly far away from China. I think reason why the Abrahamic religions are the most popular in the world is because they were located so close to both Europe, Africa, and the rest of Asia. Even if they couldn't convert people, it's likely the locals knew something about the religion

stephen Hayes said...

He may have been a Chinese Emperor, but he wasn't Chinese. He was a Mongol.

Bob Bushell said...

Great Tibetan Buddhism. I love it.

Moscow Blogger said...

Thanks for comments and as usual interesting review

DVArtist said...

Very interesting. Great post.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Huggybear said...

Debra:
China (P.R.C) has western borders with Islamic countries - Pakistan and other countries with long names but having an "istan" ending!
The Peoples Republic of China is having Islamic problems but they do have a strict censorship so much news in never heard of.
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I just think that buddhist are the most peaceful people!