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source: Shenyang Portal Website  2018-12-13 10:58

Shenyang is a famous historic and cultural city.It got its name from its location on the north of ancient Shen River (a branch of Hun River). Early Liao River culture is started in Shenyang region. Shenyang is one of the birthplaces of Chinese nation. Archaeological findings show that human beings resided in present day Shenyang as early as 7,200 years ago in the Neolithic Age according to the textual research to Xinle Historical Ruin. Shenyang has a history of about 2300 years since the establishment of Hou City in 229 B.C. Shenyang is honored as "the birthplace of one dynasty, imperial palace of two emperors". In 1625, the Manchu leader Nurhaci moved his capital of the Later Jin Dynasty to Shenyang and changed its name to Shengjing. In 1636, Abahai, the son of Nurhachi, changed the title of his dynasty to "Qing" and started Qing Dynasty since then. In 1644, Qing army entered Shanhaiguan and changed the capital to Beijing. Shengjing retained considerable prestige as the older capital. Shenyang Imperial Palace, as the imperial palace in the beginning of Qing Dynasty, is one of the two well-preserved complete palace complexes.

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