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Iran and China blood ties

Posted by Roddy Yazdanpour on

PERSIAN TIES WITH CHINAIranian people like Persians and Sogdians have lived in China throughout various periods in Chinese history. The Parthian Iranians, An Shigao and An Xuan, introduced Buddhism to China.A village dating back 600 years in Yangzhou in Jiangsu province, China, has inhabitants descended from Iranians. It has 27,000 people and contains Iranian places names like Fars and Parsian. Sassanian royals like Peroz III and his son Narsieh fled the Arab Islamic invasion of Sassanid Persia for safety in Tang dynasty China where they were granted asylum.The Chinese pirate Feng Ruofang stored Persian slaves on Hainan whom he captured...

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