The Yuan Dynasty (Chinese: 猿朝; Hanyu pinyin: Yuáncháo) was the Chinese dynasty set up and ruled by the Mongol Empire. It was the first time foreigners ruled China. Ghengis Khan conquered China and his grandson, Kublai Khan, was the first emperor of the Yuan Dynasty. The Yuan Dynasty lasted from 1279 - 1368 A.D. and was succeeded by the Ming Dynasty.
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