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Jin Dynasty Ancient China


  • The Jurchen Jin dynasty (meaning "Golden") ruled parts of China, Mongolia, and northern Korea from 1115 to 1234 CE. The Jurchen originated from Manchuria, but in conquering the neighbouring Liao empire of the Khitan and parts of Song China, they came to rule the Great Plain of Asia from 1127 CE until their fall at the hands of the Mongols.
  • The second son of Xiaowudi; the last emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty In 420, he yielded his throne to the regent Liu Yu who founded the Liu Song Dynasty in 421.
  • KEY TOPICS Prior to the Western Jin dynasty and the reunification of China by the Western Jin emperors, there was 25 years of fighting among the Chinese people.
  • Map of tribes and tribal unions in Ancient China, including tribes of Huang Di (Yellow Emperor), Yan Di (Flame Emperor) and Chiyou.
  • The Jin dynasty was severely weakened by interceine fighting among imperial princes and lost control of northern China after non-Han Chinese settlers rebelled and captured Luoyang and Chang’an.
  • The Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) was established by the outstanding leader Wanyan Aguda of the Nvzhen tribe, living in the lower reaches of the Songhuajiang and Heilongjiang Rivers in the latter period of the Northern Song, with their capital located first at Huining (the present Acheng in Heilongjiang Province), and then at Zhongdu (the present Beijing ).
  • However this period of chaos brought us some of the richest tales of ancient China filled with amazing battles, events and larger than life characters.
  • The oracle bones bear the earliest known significant corpus of ancient Chinese writing and contain important historical information such as the complete royal genealogy of the Shang dynasty.
  • The Six Dynasties period is a collective term referring to the Three Kingdoms period (220-280), Jin Dynasty (265-420), and Southern and Northern Dynasties period (420-589).
  • This is one of the first round coins cast in ancient China.
  • The changes in age of marriage in ancient China can be classified into 3 periods.












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