Project Description

Length: 10mins01sec

Director: Evan Luchkow


The Manchu Qing Dynasty used to rule over all of China, but where are the Manchu people in the 21st century? After centuries of contact with Han Chinese, Manchu culture seems to be fading from memory and only a handful of people can still speak the Manchu language. Filmmaker Evan Luchkow travels to Jilin Province in Northeast China to discover what contemporary Manchu culture looks like against the backdrop of a rapidly modernizing China. It turns out while Manchu culture may seem to be fading on the surface, it is making a surprising resurgence in unexpected places. Manchu culture remains a powerful and persistent influence on the culture and trajectory of modern China.