Group of Manchu men, Peking [Beijing], China, 13 March 1901. UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD COLLECTION, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.
The Manchus are the second largest (after the Zhuang) of China’s fifty-five official ethnic minority groups, numbering around 10 million people (2000 estimate). They overthrew the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) to establish China’s last imperial era, the Qing dynasty (1644–1912).
The Manchus (or Man) are a minority people who ruled China as the Qing….