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Chapter 5, by Tsangwang Gendun Tenpa, describes the rise of the immense Mongol Empire with its links to the Tibetan Sakya hierarchs, a priest-patron relationship that lasted through the 13th and 14th centuries. Karl Debreczeny, in chapter 6, describes the continuing of the Tibetan Buddhist influence with the predominant regional power in the subsequent reign of the Ming dynasty, which replaced the Mongols in China in the late 14th century but continued the Mongol relationship with the highest-ranking Tibetan Buddhist teachers.