short essays of chinese history

This assignment has two short essays to write, each of them should be independent and under 300 words, so total is around 600 words. I posted parts of our course book and class notes to give you some clues to write, it would be the best if you can gather all the information from the book to write. Vocabs do not need to be fancy, clear and simple words are the best.

First topic: ( 300 words)

What was the relationship between Chinese and non-Chinese peoples from the early empires to the Ming? How did these interactions change overtime?

Second topic: ( 300 words)

What are the major turning points in Chinese history up from the early empires up to the Ming Dynasty? Give at least two. Make an argument and support with evidence.