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Sometimes a minority people is not always at the bottom of the social structure.

In the mid-seventeenth century, Manchurian tribesmen invaded China, overthrew a corrupt Ming state, and established the Qing dynasty with a Manchu ruling class.

It lasted till early in the 20th century.

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Category:Manchus __ Index of Wikipedia articles related to the Manchu People. - from wikipedia -

China Ethnic Minority: Manchu People __ A brief overview. - From -

Encyclopedia: Manchu __ General information about the Manchu. - from -

Manchu __ "The Manchu empire originally was formed by three provinces, Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning. The land that it occupied extended much farther than it does in present day China containing most of Mongolia." A good look at the Manchu. Text links take you to additional information. - From Minnesota State University -

Manchu __ "The Manchu ethnicity have largely been assimilated with the Han Chinese. The Manchu language is almost extinct, now spoken only among a small number of elderly people in remote rural areas of northeastern China and a few scholars;..."  An encyclopedic article with links to related topics. - illustrated - From wikipedia -
Manchu __ "Manchu , people who lived in Manchuria for many centuries and who ruled China from 1644 until 1912. These people, related to the Tungus, were descended from the Jurchen, a tribe known in Asia since the 7th cent. They were first called Manchu in the early 17th cent." A brief look. From - 


Manchu Alphabet __ "The Manchu alphabet was commissioned in 1599 by the Manchu leader Nurhaci (1559-1626), the founder of the Manchu state." Learn its interesting history. - From -

The Manchu ethnic minority __ An essay style overview of the Manchu People along with links to many additional resources. - From -  

Manchu Language __ General information about Manchu language in an encyclopedia entry. - From -

Manchu Minority - Chinese Nationalities __ A paragraph or two but some good photos. - from -

Manchu People __ Multi-page article dealing with several aspects of the Manchu People and culture such as food, clothing, history and more. - illustrated - From - 

Qing Dynasty Palace Food and the Full Manchu-Han Banquet __ Grab something to eat with and come on in. It may take a couple of days to go through all the courses. - illustrated - From - 

Shenyang Imperial Palace: the Crown of Manchu Culture __ Excellent article along with photos of the palace. A good tour and history. - illustrated - From -


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