Archers, tiger hunters and horse-riders from beyond the Great Wall, the Manchu people made their first mark on history as founders of the Northern Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) before consolidating their influence in 1644 when their militaristic society swept south from Manchuria to drive the Ming Dynasty from power, establishing the Qing Empire and an astonishing three century period of rule over what would become the multicultural, pan-Asian state we know as China today.
Curious what happened to the Manchu? Or how to spot and chit-chat with banner-bearers lurking in your midst? In today's Sinica podcast, Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn
take a break from current affairs to take a look at China's Manchu legacy, as evident everywhere from the streets of Beijing to high Chinese fashion. So join us this week as we talk about what happened to the Manchu. Joining us for this discussion is Jeremiah Jenne, Qing historian, popular blogger
and Associate Director for Chinese Studies at the IES Abroad program in Beijing.
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