Juchen dynasty

Juchen dynasty

(1115–1234) Dynasty that ruled an empire formed by the Tungus Juchen tribes of Manchuria.

It covered much of Inner Asia and all of northern China. Like the Liao, an earlier Inner Asian dynasty, the Juchen maintained a Chinese-style bureaucracy to rule over the southern part of their conquests and a tribal state to rule in Inner Asia. Very conscious of preserving their ethnic identity, they maintained their language, developed their own script, and banned Chinese clothes and customs from their army.

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