Chief of the White Huns
is the oldest known leader of Hsiung-nu - the name of various nomad
tribes in present day Mongolia and northern China - often incorrectly
identified with the Huns, who like the Turks descended from them. Deuman
succeeded in uniting these tribes as a dangerous confederacy. It was
chiefly against these enemies that the Ch'in and Han governments built
and manned the Great Wall. The balance of power between the Hsiung-nu
and the Han empire varied, with some occasions of Han victories (e.g.
119 BC). At times some of their leaders were welcomed at the Han capital
or exchanged princesses. Thus we also got many famous Chinese emperors
in our family tree.
(For reasons of classifications in my genealogy program they are here called "King of China" rather than the more correct "Chief of Hsiung-nu or the White Huns").
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