My ancestral maternal lineage's route followed the east coast of India, to Burma, and then branched into a northern route headed to China and a southern route through Indochina, Indonesia, finally to Australia. So I also have many cousins along both of these paths. My DNA covers countries include: Russia, China, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Palau, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand (Maori), Micronesia, Philippines, Melanesia, Hawaii, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Pakistan, North America, Central America, South America.
Genome of a 40,000-year-old man in China reveals region's complex human history
Japanese: Han Chinese and Japanese have their DNA cluster very close. The first known written reference of Japan was recorded in the Chinese Book of Han in the first century AD. The first era of recorded history in Japan was the Kofun (250-538 A.D.), characterized by large burial mounds or tumuli. The Kofun were headed by a class of aristocratic warlords; they adopted many Chinese customs and innovations. Buddhism came to Japan during the Asuka Period, 538-710, as did the Chinese writing system. Today, 49% of Japanese words are loan-words from Chinese.
Chinese-style pillar-and-bracket architecture reached Japan in the sixth century. The world's oldest and the only surviving Chinese style palace in Tang Dynasty (618-907) at today's Horyuji.
|Hōryū-ji (法隆寺) in Japan|
|Chinese Traditional Women Clothing|
|Japanese traditional clothing (Kimonos)|
|Banquet of Emperor (mural, Eastern Han (25AD-220 AD)|
|China moved on but the Japanese still kept the Chinese tradition today. Still sleep on the floor.|
Mongolian clothes had a major impact on Han traditional clothes, By combining the essence of the Han traditional clothes and the Mongolian clothes, tight and narrow, with a round collar and buttons typically used to secure the collar, short-sleeved, loose outer garment, it was adopted as the standard military uniform owing to its ease to take off and wear by soldiers when riding horses, also much more convenience.
|Empress Wanrong (Gobulo Wanrong 郭布羅·婉容) is a Daur|
- Ghao Xong/Qo Xiong; Xong; Red Miao; Qo Xiong Miao: west Hunan
- Gha Ne/Ka Nao; Hmub; Black Miao; Mhub Miao: southeast Guizhou
- A-Hmao; Big Flowery Miao: west Guizhou and northeast Yunnan
- Gha-Mu; Hmong, Mong; White Miao, Green/Blue Miao, Small Flowery Miao; south and east Yunnan, south Sichuan and west Guizhou
|The Nakhi (纳西族)|
The Dai people (傣族), 1,158,989 Dai are one of several ethnic groups living in the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture and the Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture in southern Yunnan, also in Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, and Burma. Practice Theravada Buddhism and Dai folk religion.
|Male hairstyle worn by the Manchu people from central Manchuria and imposed on the Han Chinese in 1644.|