Empress Xiaozhuangwen: Consolidating the Qing Imperial Rule

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The early 17th century saw the war between China's Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the Manchus who lived in northeast China.

In 1616, the Manchu leader, Huangtaiji (also known as Aisin Giorro Abahai, the 8th son of Nurhachi), founded the Qing Dynasty that would rule the entire country until 1911.

As part of a political alliance against the Ming, it was a common practice for the Manchu leaders to marry Mongolian princesses from north China's grasslands. 

When Boerjijite Bumubutai, daughter of a Mongolian chieftain, was 13 years old in

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Empress Xiaozhuangwen: Consolidating the Qing Imperial Rule

The early 17th century saw the war between China's Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the Manchus who lived in northeast China.

In 1616, the Manchu leader, Huangtaiji (also known as Aisin Giorro Abahai, the 8th son of Nurhachi), founded the Qing Dynasty that would rule the entire country until 1911.

As part of a political alliance against the Ming, it was a common practice for the Manchu leaders to marry Mongolian princesses from north China's grasslands. 

When Boerjijite Bumubutai, daughter of a Mongolian chieftain, was 13 years old in
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