1.5 million Chinese descended from one man

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  1. Fobstar

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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11/02/chinese_descendants

    Single Chinese man spawned 1.5m

    Descendants a-go-go for Qing dynasty grandad

    By Lester Haines
    Published Wednesday 2nd November 2005 14:15 GMT


    Researchers have discovered that 1.5 million Chinese men from north-east China and Mongolia are directly descended from one busy chap called Giocangga - grandad of the founder of the Qing dynasty.

    According the the BBC, the high prevalence of a set of genes passed on from Giocangga's Y chromosome is due to his offsprings' hard work in the wife and concubine department. Wellcome Trust Sanger geneticist Chris Tyler-Smith, who made the discovery, explained: "What we did was analyse around 1,000 men from that part of the world. We noticed just two types of Y chromosome that were extraordinarily frequent - one of them making up around 3% of our sample.

    When Tyler-Smith's team looker closer, they found the genes in question absent in the majority Han population, but present in around five per cent of local ethnic minorities, including Mongolians. They used this to track down the genes' origin - north-east China around 500 years ago.

    Tyler Smith elaborated: "We soon realised there was a major historical event going on at this time - the establishment of the Qing dynasty, which conquered China and ruled for several hundred years. It was ruled by the Qing imperial nobility, who were a highly privileged elite class, and they had several wives and concubines. Because of the privilege, they could have had many children - and those children would have had a good chance of survival."

    The figures stack up thus: the Chinese population in Giocangga's time was around 100 million, compared to 1.3 billion now. Accordingly, your common or garden non-royal from that time might expect to boast just 20 descendants today*. Giocangga, on the other hand, racks up a whopping 1.5 million.

    Tyler-Smith concluded: "The difference is accounted for by the large number of wives and concubines - and in particular, this practice being linked to the Y chromosome for many generations."(C)[/quote]
     
  2. b-lee

    b-lee ǝʌıʇɔǝdsɹǝd ʇuǝɹǝɟɟıp ɐ

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    Whoa... thats crazy.

    Ghengis Khan had around 500 wives/concubines i think.... i wonder how many ppl are related to him -laugh
     
  3. Knoctur_nal

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    guess we know what he did in his spare time...
     
  4. remix

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    Man, that's CRAZY.
     
  5. sitorbewwi

    sitorbewwi Well-Known Member

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    holy.. he could compete with rabbits in the breeding competition..
     
  6. mashimaro23

    mashimaro23 Well-Known Member

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    lol^^

    what a horny man.
     
  7. Akademik

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    fuck..... is that why all dem chiney mans look the same?

    joking!
     
  8. Holy crap!!! Man that's alotta descendants.....
     
  9. karmy

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    yeah... when you think about it though.... most chinese people are proabably related one way or another from like hundreds of years ago....
     
  10. dolongdao

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    what a pimp omg lol
     
  11. Eve

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    1.5 million descendants? That's crazy, now I know why they say it's better to marry someone who's not the same race as you.
     
  12. imisu

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    there's something like that about Ghengis Khan and his people or something, i forgot the statistics though
     
  13. LostOne.TR

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    wonder how much of hismoneyisleft...from allthe trickle down.
     
  14. clui11

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    Does that mean if some rich chinese man dies i can fight for his fortunes? since we're all related one way or another :p

    P.S. Not that i wish death upon anyone
     
  15. wazesz

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    im pretty sure everyone is related in some way or another if u date it back long enough, so its not a surprise that 1.5 mil ppl descended from him.
     
  16. Fai

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    me so horny...
     
  17. Kayan

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    dang ><
     
  18. nebil17

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    holy shit.
     
  19. !!!TwiLite!!!

    !!!TwiLite!!! Well-Known Member

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    WHOA....thats interesting...yup kings and their concubines
     
  20. arose4me

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    funny but eww. it'll be kind of gross if i get with someone who turns out to be a relative.