An Overview of Shenyang

Shenyang is the capital and largest city of Liaoning Province in Northeast China. Currently holding sub-provincial administrative status, the city was once known as Shengjing (盛京) or Fengtianfu (奉天府). Shenyang was first used by the Manchu people as their capital in the 17th century and is today the biggest city in the Northeast.

Along with its nearby cities, Shenyang is an important industrial centre in China, and serves as the transportation and commercial hub of China’s northeast–particularly with Japan, Russia, and Korea. A titan of heavy industry since the 1930s, the city has been diversifying its industry and now has a solid industrial foundation, a good land and air transport network, abundant natural resources, and a skilled workforce. Investment subsidies are granted to multinational corporations that set up offices or headquarters in Shenyang.

Shenyang has a population of 8.1 million and its urban population is 5.74 million. By urban population, it is the largest city in northeastern China and among the top ten largest cities in China.

An ethnically and culturally diverse city, Shenyang has 38 of China’s 56 recognised ethnic groups, including the Han Chinese majority that make up 91.26% of Shenyang’s population.

Shenyang residents are classic Dongbeiren (Dongbeiren literally means “Northeasterners”). Scores of adjectives are routinely used to describe Dongbeiren: friendly, loud, drinkers, and straight-forward are just a few. Many Shenyang residents take pride in these titles; however, most like to point out their reputation for friendliness (source).

Religion in Shenyang

There are three main religions prominent in Shenyang culture: Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism. Daoism (also called Taoism) is the only one native to China (source).

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