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Who were the Jurchen? History of Central Asia

By |2018-09-24T08:47:40+00:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, History|

Jurchen history: A pottery vase from the Jin Dynasty, ca. 1200 AD (Musee Guimet, Paris) Where did the Jurchen come from? Unlike most of the people living in north Asia, the Jurchen did not speak a Turkic or Altaic language. Their language was not related to the other Asian languages. The Jurchen probably [...]