The dynasty was founded by the Wanyan (完顏 Wányán) clan of the Jurchens. These were the ancestors of the Manchu, who established the Qing dynasty some 500 years later. The Jin Dynasty was founded in northern Manchuria, The founder was Wanyan Aguda (完顏阿骨打).
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- Mote, Frederick W. (2003). Imperial China 900-1800, p. 271.
- Holcombe, Charles. (2011). A History of East Asia: from the origins of civilization to the twenty-first century, p. 129.
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