Today is my first day on theroyalfourms.com. Not much is known about China's royal family, because they went into exile with the Manchurian conquest of China in 1644. Not even scholarly journals record our family history and hidden succession from our Manchurian invaders. Perhaps, if we were known back in those days and perhaps even today, we would be killed. When I examine the history of China's Qing Dynasty (Manchurian conquest of China), I shudder!
From an examination of other royal forums and from postings on the internet, there are a lot of fakes and pretenders to the many imperial thrones around the world. It is therefore very difficult for people to know who is real from who is a fake.
Then, too, if you were Chinese and the nation of Japan conquered your lands, would the emperor of Japan now be your emperor? If you were Anglo-Saxon and Abyssinians conquered your lands, would you now bow down to these people, your lords and saviors, and do everything that they command of you? Would you be happy to be their slaves?
China has always been governed by Han-Chinese people, descendants of Emperor Huang Di (not the same person as Chin Shih Huang Di, the pretender), with the exception of the Mongolian conquest of China in 1206-1368 and the Manchurian conquest in 1643-1912. Today, China is a republic under communist rule.
China's current Han-Chinese imperial family, the Zhou Dynasty, is the backbone of the entire 4,000 year Chinese imperial system and China's current imperial family. Imperial family in exile that is.
From 1206-1368, Mongolians ruled China. Genghis Khan wanted to kill of China's people and use China as grazing ground for his ponies. From 1368-1644, China was under Han-Chinese rule once again. Manchurians (considered to be foreigners to the Chinese people) in 1643-44 conquered China. The Manchurian emperor did not permit intermarriage between Manchurian and Chinese and considered these two groupings of people to be different from one another. Much like the Mongolian's view of Chinese. Chinese who rebelled against Manchurian rule were killed and other Chinese became trators to the Chinese race and turned in Chinese who would not obey their new Manchurian captors.
This was a sad day in China's history as death and killing is never a happy event.
The imperial family of China, today, consist of about 300-600 people about the size of Kuwait's royal family. Most of them live in exile in the United States of America and away from the political reigns of China's present government. We are China's official Han-Chinese Imperial family.
I hope to make many friends here and to one day regain my family's throne in China.