My name is Matt and I'm the owner of UsefulCharts and the creator of its posters. One of my most popular charts so far has been my European Royal Family Tree. I therefore thought it would be a great idea to make a matching chart for Asian monarchies (including the Middle East).
The chart will be 24 x 36 inches (61 x 91 cm) and will be printed on thick cardstock. I'll be getting help to fact-check the chart during the campaign but here's a preview of what it will look like and a list of what will be included:
- Byzantine emperors 610-1453
- Chinese emperors 618-1912 (Tang, Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties)
- Tibetan emperors 629-841
- The family of the Prophet Muhammad and the Arab caliphs 632-1258 (Rashidun, Umayyad, and Abbasid caliphates)
- Japanese emperors 661-Present
- Korean kings 632-1910 (Silla, Goryeo, and Joseon kingdoms)
- Indian emperors and sultans 730-1947 (Pratihara, Rashtrakuta, Pala, Chola, Vijayanagara Mughal, Maratha, and Sikh empires as well as the Delhi Sultanate and the British Raj)
- Persian sultans and shahs 1002-1979 (Ghaznavid, Seljuk, Timurid, Safavid, Qajar, and Palavi dynasties)
- Mongol khans and khagans 1130-1370
- Majapahit emperors 1294-1429
- Ottoman sultans 1299-1922
- Sri Lankan kings (Kotte, Sitawaka, and Kandy kingdoms) 1412-1815
- Burmese emperors 1486-1760
- Thai kings 1767-Present
- Nepalese kings 1768-2008
- Vietnamese emperors 1778-1945
- Cambodian kings 1841-Present
- Bhutanese kings 1907-Present
- Saudi kings 1932-Present
- Jordanian kings 1946-Present
You can see some close-ups of the various sections of the chart in this video I recently made for my YouTube channel:
I'm also using this opportunity to reprint my European Royal Family Tree chart and make a few improvements (most notably, adding Portugal). By selecting the "2 Posters (Asia + Europe)" option, you have the opportunity to receive the new Asian chart as well as the latest version of the European chart, which will look like this (but with the changes, yet to be made):
But, wait... that's not all! :) I've also created a family tree of Roman Emperors. You can get all 3 family tree charts by selecting the "3 Posters (1 of each)" option. Note: the Byzantine emperors on the Asian chart begin from where the Roman emperors on the below chart end:
Or..... you can get the full set. The 3 posters shown above plus 9 more featured in previous campaigns!
Additional titles will include (previews available at usefulcharts.com):
- Timeline of World History
- Timeline of US History
- Timeline of European History
- Writing Systems of the World
- Greek Mythology Family Tree
- Norse Mythology Family Tree
- Egyptian Mythology Family Tree
- Evolution & Classification of Life
- Alternative Periodic Table
(Sorry, no substitutions - see notes below)
- I do not offer digital versions of any of my charts. No exceptions.
- In order to ensure that fulfilment is as fast and accurate as possible, I will not be allowing substitutions for any of the reward levels. If you are interested in a different combination or quantity of posters, you will be able to order them from my website later this year.
- If the campaign does really well, I will consider adding some stretch goal rewards.
- The charts are standard US poster size (24x36") and therefore are easy to frame. I find that the best option is to use the ready-made poster frames found in most department stores.
- All reward levels include free shipping to USA and Canada. For all other countries, shipping will be $20 CAD (about $15 USD) for 1-3 posters. I regret that I cannot offer cheaper international shipping but poster tubes are long and this is the actual cost that the postal company charges me.
- I'm a big fan of Kickstarter. Not only am I a Seven-time Creator, I am also a Super-Backer, having backed 70+ projects so far. I therefore know what it's like on both sides of the equation. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to send me a Direct Message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Final Note: I will be donating $1 for every backer to the Tea Leaf Trust to help support education in rural Asia.
NEW! All reward levels will now include the below postcard as a free gift! It is also available on its own as a $5 reward.
STRETCH GOAL: If we hit $10k, the flag chart will be upgraded to an 11x17" mini poster for all backers who have pledged >$5.
Risks and challenges
I have done six campaigns previous to this one and all six have been funded. I produce and ship posters full-time so I foresee no major problems.
However, with the amount of information on the poster, there are bound to be a few mistakes. I will be getting several people to fact-check the chart before it is printed in order to reduce the chance of errors or typos.
Of course, sometimes packages get lost or damaged in the mail. If this happens, I will send another package to you free of charge.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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