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The Jing
Jingdaoese people
People of the Pure Path
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Flag of the Jingdaoese people
Total population
Around 170,000,000 - 180,000,000
Regions with significant populations
Jingdao Shireroth 170,000,000
Çakari Community Çakari Community 3,630,000
Haifopallisicanflag.png Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union 871,205
Graustark.png Graustark 2,403
Southbatavian, Jingdaoese, Kildarian English
Related ethnic groups
Hondonese, Batavian
A typical Jing family: the pater familias with his son, son's wife and little children. Making a family portrait is a tradition in many households: those are placed in the family grave when one of the family members dies. This one dates from after 1707 AN, when many families added Apollontean and Shirerithian clothes to their dressing.

The Jing (淨族, jìngzú) are sometimes wrongly referred to as the Jingdaoese (淨民, jìngmín), which was used to group the several population groups of Jingdao. Post-1707 AN Jingdaoese became more commonly used to refer to the citizenry of the Duchy of Jingdao, or the ethnic group (especially thanks to negligence towards the ethnic and cultural differences in the Eastern Imperium). They are also called People of the Pure Path or Travellers of the Pure Path and are an ethnic group which primarily inhabits the regions that once belonged to the Empire of Jingdao, which was located on Apollonia. While its people rose to prominence during the reign of the Haman Emperor in 1583 AN, its origins can be traced back to the mythical Ying Emperor who united the Eight Tribes into one realm in 351 bAN.

The almost unwavering and blind loyalty and devotion for their Heavenly Light has made the Jing's habits a frequent topic of conversation among scholars. Those who do not follow the teachings of the Heavenly Light are seen as "fallen Jingdaoese". For the purpose of investigating those cases, Unit 666 was established.


The Jingdaoese language has a tripartite writing system using Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. However, domestic Jing use primarily a dialect of Kildarian Istvanistani for daily interaction. Jingdaoese is taught in schools from a young age, even to non-Jingdaoese like the Kildari, and all traditional religious scriptures are written in it.

During the colonial era (between 1526 and 1583), when Ancient Jingdao was colonised by the Batavians, Southbatavian (Dutch) became an important language in daily affairs. During the reign of the Haigui Emperor in 1623, and with Her integration of Kildare into the Realm, Kildarian English became the dominant language used at the Imperial Court. As most subjects spoke Kildarian English, the use of Southbatavian and Jingdaoese became primarily limited to private discussions.


The Ying Emperor is perceived as the 'founding father' of the Jingdaoese people, starting a strong - if not unbreakable - bound between the Jingdaoese people and its Emperor.

The Jing People define themselves as separated from other ethnic groups. They see themselves as defenders of humanity and understand the need of sacrificing themselves from time to time to protect the world against evil demons, called baishens. Their radical attitude and the servitude towards their Heavenly Light results in common misunderstandings with other racial and culture groups.

As the Jing believe that the Gods have chosen the Jing as protectors and seekers of Purity, they firmly believe that the Emperors act as the most important guide in this world. This made the Heavenly Throne, and their loyalty towards it, into the most defining characteristic of these people.

After the reintegration of Jingdao in the Imperial Republic of Shireroth, devotion to the Heavenly Light was used to tie the Jing to the Mango Throne: despite the decades of conflict between Shireroth and Jingdao, many residents accepted Kaiseress Salome with relative ease as an important pillar of its society and culture (defender of the faith, wearer of the Heavenly Mandate and earthly leader of the country).

Militarism, with some minor exceptions like during the reign of the Jinken Emperor (1608 - 1610), is entrenched in its society and heavily promoted. Jingbuism is a red line in all government policies. This eventually led, during the Erasmii Dynasty, to growing tensions between the Bureaucrat, the Army and the Navy Factions at the Court in which all three try to influence the Emperor and - in less degree - the National Diet.