A mural fragment from the Xixia (western Xia) dynasty, which existed in northwest China from the late tenth century until defeated by the Mongols in 1227.

Xixia was a flourishing regional state in northwest China eventually destroyed by the Mongols. Before its downfall, Xixia was ruled by the Tanguts, a group of uncertain ethnic origin, although they were probably Sino-Tibetan.

Xixia (western Xia), named after an ancient Chinese dynastic name

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:00-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Dynasty, Dynasty, Governance, History|Comments Off on Xixia (Xīxià Wángcháo 西夏王朝)|Xīxià Wángcháo 西夏王朝 (Xixia)

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