Or Qing; Last ruling dynasty in China, from 1644 until its overthrow 1912; its last emperor was the infant P'u-i. Originally a nomadic people from Manchuria, they established power through a series of successful invasions from the north, then granted trading rights to the US and Europeans, which eventually brought strife and the Boxer Rebellion.
1. A member of the Manchu speaking people of Mongolian race of Manchuria; related to the Tungus; conquered China in the 17th century.
2. The Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu people.