Jilin Province Quiz

How much do you know about the northeastern Chinese province Jilin?
Part of the Chinese Provinces series
Quiz by camus
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Last updated: April 9, 2021
First submittedApril 8, 2021
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Capital city
Changchun
Former capital (hint: very obvious)
Jilin City
Major Russian port city that is ca. 50 km away
Vladivostok
Paektu/Changbai has a large crater lake and borders Korea, where it is revered in myths. What is it?
A mountain
Jilin was part of this puppet state 1932-45
Manchukuo
Foreign empire that set up mentioned puppet state
Japan
This last emperor of China ruled mentioned puppet city from Jilin
Puyi
Tens of thousands starved during a 1948 siege. Name either of the belligerents
Communists | Nationalists
Thanks to its auto industry, the capital is often compared to this US city
Detroit
Major Chinese ethnic group that only became predominant in the 1900s
Han Chinese
2019 American movie starring Awkwafina that is set in Jilin
The Farewell
This root is used in traditional medicine and sometimes has a human shape
Ginseng
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Level 75
Apr 8, 2021
#4: Mount Paektu (Korean name) is apparently really, really important in Korean culture. It is mentioned in both Koreas' national anthems and North Korean propaganda declares it to be the birth place of Kim jong-il, although this is likely untrue. But even the Manchu family that ruled China as the Qing dynasty until 1911 claimed to have originated around Mount Changbai (as it is known in Chinese).
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Level 62
Apr 8, 2021
Changbai (Long White) or Paektu (White Head) Mountain is also famous for its ginseng. There's also a phrase "white mountain and black river", referring to the mountain and the Amur river (or Black Dragon River/Heilongjiang in Chinese)
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Level 75
Apr 9, 2021
Thanks a lot for providing this fact :) . And since Jilin is a major producer of ginseng, and I already stumbled upon the fact that the region is said to be a center of traditional medicine, I added ginseng to the quiz.
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Level 62
Apr 8, 2021
It's Changchun, not Changchung
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Level 75
Apr 9, 2021
Sorry, fixed that. Too much Wang Chung on my mind I guess.
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