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Relations between China and the Mongolian Republic (formerly: Mongolian People's Republic) are characterized by two deep-rooted factors. On the one hand, all of China was under Mongolian rule during the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), which in China even today is regarded as a nightmare of national oppression. On the other hand, the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia is part of China and makes up more than one seventh of China' territory, even though only 15% of its inhabitants were Mongols in the late 1990s.

After Genghis Khan had defeated the Jin Empire in 1215, and Kublai Khan h…

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Kaschewsky, Rudolf, “Mongolia”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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