Manchu dynasty

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Manchu dynasty [(man-chooh, man-chooh)]

A dynasty, Manchurian in origin, that came to power in China in the seventeenth century and that greatly expanded China's control in Asia. The dynasty was overthrown in 1911. (See Kuomintang.)

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manchu dynasty

noun
the last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu [syn: Qing
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