Were the Yuan and Qing Dynasties Chinese?
I think this has been discussed before but I'm bringing it up again. So there has been a debate in another thread about whether or not the Yuan and Qing are Chinese dynasties. Any thoughts on this?
This is my original post:
Wrong. The term "China" was given to the country by Westerners. The Chinese referred to the land as 亚虎国际娱乐, 中土 or Middle Kingdom/Middle Earth. Each dynasty called the lands by the dynastic names. The Yuan called their empire 大元 (Great Yuan), the Ming 大明 (Great Ming), and the Qing 大清 (Great Qing).
Both the Yuan and the Qing were legitimate Chinese dynasties because their rulers claimed to be the "Son of Heaven" (天子), a cl...