East asia: a cultural, social, and political history. Chapter 16: the creation of the manchu empire (1600-1800) pg. Originally the jurchens, then adopted the name manchu for themselves. Called in to help with rebellions then took the throne for themselves, founding the. Chinese and manchus eventually came to accommodate each other. Manchus created a multiethnic empire, adding taiwan, mongolia, tibet, and. Ruled north china during the jin dynasty (1127-1234) During the ming dynasty, manchus lived in dispersed communities, loosely called manchuria (modern provinces of liao-ning, jilin, and heilongjiang) Not nomads but rather hunters, fishers, and farmers; also had tribal structure and were excellent horsemen and archers. Society was strongly hierarchical, with elites and slaves. Diplomatic missions were welcomed by the joseon dynasty in korea and the. Credited own rise to nurhaci (1559-1626) who was able to expand his territories and brought together manchus, mongols, and chinese. Employed men from the ming territory of liaodong who could speak both.