All Modern-Day Countries Ever Controlled by Chinese People
Chinese civilization is no doubt one of the oldest and most influential in the history of mankind. But how far have Chinese powers really stretched? Below is a map of modern-day countries that were fully or partially under their rule, can you name them all?
Tributaries (except for Portugal, the Netherlands, and the Timurid Empire) are included
While this probably is not perfect, this map should be a rough representation of how far Chinese powers have reached
If tributaries are included as it says in the caveat, I feel as though the Philippines should be included through the tributaries of the Sultanate of Sulu and Cabaloan.to the Ming and Butuan (potentially) to the Song.
You might also want to consider the Ryukyu Kingdom (under both Ming and Qing) and the Malacca Sultanate (under Ming).
For the same exact reason emerged all those European colonial powers
For those, I'd scan through empires I already knew and attempt to dig for more through wikipedia
I also use YouTube videos from YouTubers such as Ollie Bye, EmperorTigerStar, Khey Pard and Danzig HD Mapper. They're all great YouTubers with a lot of content on historical maps
The quiz itself already eliminated most countries by limiting itself to mostly Asia, so I don't think I'll be adding one, sorry
And my point? This is easily doable for most people who look for it thoroughly and I think the amount of time given is pretty generous.
More importantly, though, when the heck did Chinese control Bahrain? I lived there for a few years, went to all the museums, read about the history of the country, and read books about the Chinese Treasure Fleets of the 15th century where I assume many of these dots might have come from, but I never came across anything about Chinese control of Bahrain - a tiny island deep in the Persian Gulf that the Greeks called Tylos, that at various points was controlled by Seluecia, Parthians, Sassanids, and Arabs.. but... the Chinese? Never came across that before.
Also, what are those small dots in south India? What about Sri Lanka and the Maldives?
except cheap items carrying the label 'Made in China' which have literally colonised the entire world. Whatever they took from us is illegal, all thanks to a pesky little neighbour of ours.
Updating featured quizzes generally reset the stats, which could potentially be problematic if done too often.
it states in the "seventh voyage" section:
"On 14 September 1433, as recorded in the Xuanzong Shilu, the following envoys came to court to present tribute: (...), King Sa'if-ud-Din of Hormuz sent the foreigner Malazu, (...)."
Albeit, I don't know whether this qualifies as a tributary for the purposes of this quiz.
I missed the fact that Singapore is over 75% Chinese when mapping this
Anyway, this quiz exists if you want anything similar
"Under the Ming dynasty, countries that wanted to have any form of relationship with China, political, economic or otherwise, had to enter the tribute system. As a result, tribute was often paid for opportunistic reasons rather than as a serious gesture of allegiance to the Chinese emperor, and the mere fact that tribute was paid may not be understood in a way that China had political leverage over its tributary"
This should be renamed!! As such it's unworthy of its star.
As it stands, its a mess. An interesting mess, but a mess.
Hopefully will get back to updating this series at some point