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manchu dynasty

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Manchu dynasty [(man-chooh, man-chooh)]

A dynasty, Manchurian in origin, that came to power in China in the seventeenth century and that greatly expanded China's control in Asia. The dynasty was overthrown in 1911. (See Kuomintang.)

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  • We now proclaim the consequent overthrow of the despotic sway of the manchu dynasty, and the establishment of a republic.

    China and the Manchus Herbert Allen Giles
  • In 1644 China was conquered by the manchu dynasty, which still reigns.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • Establishment of the manchu dynasty in China; end of the Ming line.

  • The restoration of the manchu dynasty was aimed at by one of these movements.

  • The manchu dynasty itself began to tread cautiously in the footsteps of Japan.

    Government in Republican China Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
  • In 1852 the revolt against the manchu dynasty broke out, and in 1853 Nankin and Shanghai were sacked.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • Tian Hou, since the establishment of the manchu dynasty, is one of the officially recognized godheads.

  • He may be regarded as the true founder of the manchu dynasty, for it was in his time that this name came into general use.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • He perceived the opportunity of making the manchu dynasty the scapegoat of national weakness and apathy.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • The indications are strong that the manchu dynasty would have fallen and the Chinese regained their own again.

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