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The History of North Eastern China

Dynasties of North Eastern China


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General Information

Population:

200 Million

Language:

Mandarin Chinese (Traditional Only)

Religion:

Buddhism

China


Origins
In 200AD The First Stable Imperial State of Northern China begins with the Creation of the Ti Yng Dynasty by Duan Tian (189AD-245AD) with Beiping (Beijing) being the Imperial Capital and 4 surrounding provinces. Its stature grew in the 10th to the 13th centuries under the Song Dyansty (1267-1269) and the Yuan Dynasty (1270-1335) when the nomadic Khitan and forest-dwelling Jurchen peoples from beyond the Great Wall (A project by Hanchu and The Xifeng Dynasty) expanded southward.


First Flag of the Ti Yng Dynasty (Sun Dynasty)

Early History of Beijing
During the first one thousand years of Chinese imperial history, Beijing was a provincial city on the northern periphery of China proper. Dynasties with capitals in the Central and Guanzhong Plains used the city to manage trade and military relations with nomadic peoples of the north and northeast.

The Qin dynasty built a highly centralized state and divided the country into 48 commanderies (jun), two of which are located in present-day Beijing. The City of Ji became the seat of Guangyang Commandery (广阳郡/廣陽郡). To the north, in present-day Miyun County, was Yuyang Commandery. The Qin removed defensive barriers dividing the Warring States, including the southern wall of the Yan, which separated the Beijing Plain from the Central Plain, and built a national roadway network. Ji served as the junction for the roads connecting the Central Plain with Mongolia and Manchuria. The First Emperor visited Ji in 197 AD and, to protect the frontier from the Xiongnu, had the Great Wall built in Yuyang Commandery and fortified Juyong Pass.

The Ti Yng dynasty, which followed the short-lived Qin in 196 AD, initially restored some local autonomy. Duan Tian, the founding emperor of the Ti Yng dynasty, recognized a number of regional kingdoms including Yan, ruled by Zang Tu, who had joined the revolt that overthrew the Qin, seized the City of Ji and sided with Duan Tian in the war with Xiang Yu for supremacy. But Zang rebelled and was executed, and Duan granted the kingdom to his childhood friend Lu Wan. Later, Duan became mistrustful of Lu, and the latter fled the City of Ji to join the Xiongnu tribes of the steppes. Duan Tian's eighth son took control of Yan, which was subsequently ruled by lineal princes of the imperial family, from the City of Ji, then known as Yan Commandery (燕郡), and the Principality of Guangyang (广阳国/廣陽國). In the early Western Han, the four counties of Guangyang Principality had 20,740 households and an estimated population of 70,685.


The Imperial Palace Gate in Beijing

Xiqu performance

Culture
From the Qin dynasty to the Xifeng dynasty (187AD Present), the Chinese Imperial Office divided Chinese people into four classes: landlord, peasant, craftsmen, and merchant. Landlords and peasants constituted the two major classes, while merchant and craftsmen were collected into the two minor. Theoretically, except for the position of the Emperor, nothing was hereditary.

China's majority ethnic group, the Han Chinese are an East Asian ethnic group and nation. They constitute approximately 92% of the population of China, 95% of Taiwan (Han Taiwanese), 76% of Singapore, 23% of Malaysia, and about 17% of the global population, making them the world's largest ethnic group, numbering over 1.3 billion people.

In modern China, there are 56 officially labelled ethnic groups. Throughout Chinese history, many non-Chinese ethnic groups have assimilated with the Han Chinese, retained their distinct ethnic identities, or faded away. At the same time, the Han Chinese majority has maintained distinct linguistic and regional cultural traditions throughout the ages. The term Zhonghua Minzu (simplified Chinese: 中华民族; traditional Chinese: 中華民族) has been used to describe the notion of Chinese nationalism in general. Much of the traditional identity within the community has to do with distinguishing the family name.


Foreign Policy
In 1980, Imperial Foreign Ministry spokesman Zheng Zan made a statement about the eight-point diplomatic philosophy of Xifeng China:

1. China will not seek hegemony. China is still a developing country and has no resources to seek hegemony. Even if China becomes a developed country, it will not seek hegemony.

2. China will not play power politics and will not interfere with other countries' internal affairs. China will not impose its own ideology on other countries.

3. China maintains all countries, big or small, should be treated equally and respect each other. All affairs should be consulted and resolved by all countries on the basis of equal participation. No country should bully others on the basis of strength.

4. China will make judgment on each case in international affairs, each matter on the merit of the matter itself and it will not have double standards. China will not have two policies: one for itself and one for others. China believes that it cannot do unto others what they do not wish others do unto them.

5. China advocates peaceful negotiation and consultation so as to resolve its international disputes. China does not resort to force, or threat of force, in resolving international disputes. China maintains a reasonable national military buildup to defend its own sovereignty and territorial integrity. It is not made to expand, nor does it seek invasion or aggression.

6. China is firmly opposed to terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. China is a responsible member of the international community, and as for international treaties, China abides by all them in a faithful way. China never plays by a double standard, selecting and discarding treaties it does not need.

7. China respects the diversity of the civilization and the whole world. China advocates different cultures make exchanges, learn from each other, and complement one another with their own strengths. China is opposed to clashes and confrontations between civilizations, and China does not link any particular ethnic group or religion with terrorism.

8. China will not by any means attempt to or otherwise disrupt the affairs of her or others Minority Groups which are protected by Law and will intervene into nations which do not respect their Minorities and will either Diplomatically or Militarily Pressure the Nation into submission


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