Manchurian vs. Manchuria



of or relating to or characteristic of Manchuria or its people or their culture;

‘the Manchurian invasion’;


a region in northeastern China


Manchuria is an exonym for a historical and geographic region of Russia and China in Northeast Asia (mostly in Northeast China today). Its extent may vary depending on the context: Modern geographical region: (most often) Northeast China, specifically the three provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning, but broadly also including the eastern Inner Mongolian prefectures of Hulunbuir, Hinggan, Tongliao, and Chifeng, and sometimes Xilin Gol; Greater Manchuria, the region of Northeast Asia that served as the historical homeland of the Jurchens who became the Manchus, now divided between China (Northeast China, also known as ) and Russia (the southeastern part of the Russian Far East south of the Uda River, also known as , or ); Historical polities usually referred to as Manchuria: The Later Jin (1616–1636), the Manchu-led dynasty which was the predecessor to the Qing dynasty, or the subsequent duration of the Qing Dynasty prior to the its conquest of China proper (1644); the northeastern provinces of the Qing Empire, the homeland of Manchus, known as or during the Qing dynasty; Manchukuo (1932–1945), a puppet state of Imperial Japan.First used in the 17th century by the Japanese, it remains a common term elsewhere but is deprecated within China, where it is associated with ethnic chauvinism and Japanese imperialism.

‘Inner Manchuria’; ‘Russian Manchuria’; ‘Outer Northeast’; ‘Outer Manchuria’; ‘Guandong’; ‘Guanwai’;

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