November 01, 2005
Chinese Tree

BBCnews is reporting on the remarkable discovery of a unique family tree:

Research into an unusually high prevalence of a particular set of genes in China has suggested that 1.5 million Chinese men are direct descendants of Giocangga, the grandfather of the founder of the [seventeenth-century] Qing dynasty.

Giocangga's extraordinary number of descendants, concentrated mainly in north-east China and Mongolia, are thought to be a result of the many wives and concubines his offspring took.

It was as if thousands of Mormons suddenly cried out in terror...

Posted by scott at November 01, 2005 01:19 PM

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