More recently, A comprehensive map of genetic variation in the world’s largest ethnic group — Han Chinese, is a preprint that utilizes whole-genome sequencing to assemble an even larger dataset.
For maternal mt DNA, Large-Scale mt DNA Screening Reveals a Surprising Matrilineal Complexity in East Asia and Its Implications to the Peopling of the Region.
When I’m not traveling, I’m battling the frigid new york weather like an onion.
When the imperial system was overthrown by a republic in 1911, China was founded as a union of “five races.” They were the Manchu, who had previously provided the royal house, the historically important and ethnically distinctive Hui (Muslims), Tibetans, Mongols, and of course, the Han: who provided the common language of Chinese society and dominated its culture, civil administration, and military.
The origin of the modern Han traces back to the mists of antiquity and prehistory.
Chinese history looms large in the podcast, and there are many books one can read on the topic.
In particular, John King Fairbank’s China: A New History is one of the rest comprehensive treatments.