Lecture: A Country on Horseback and the Agricultural Countries

November 16, 2018 The Multimedia Audio-Visual Room at the first floor of the Oval Hall 90 people



Combination of a Country on Horseback and Agricultural Countries, What Impact does the Khitan People Bring? 


Steppe peoples lived along rivers with the company of horses and carriages. Their states moved with their homes. Their brave and battle-hardened cavalries posed a threat to the Central Plains dynasties. But some of them suddenly faded away in their heyday due to their inability to withstand natural disasters


However, there are always exceptions to history. After occupying the Sixteen Prefectures, the Khitan People integrated the advantages of "the state on horseback" and the stability of agricultural countries to enhance their resistance to natural disasters. Hence, the Khitan people ruled the land for over 300 years and significantly influenced the world. 


Curious about what impact they had? Come to the Capital Museum this Friday! Hang Kan, a professor from the School of Archaeology and Museology of Peking University, will help you know more about the exhibition.


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Registration Date: November 16, 2018

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