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Capital Beijing
Government Monarchy
Leaders Emperor Tianzi
Population 15,653,000
Land area
GDP (total) Unknown
(per capita)
Major Ethnic Groups Han 96%, Other 4%
Major Languages Spoken Mandarin (99%)
Major Religions Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, and Shamanim
Currency Nuyen (¥)

Beijing (chin. 北京)


In 2058, the wujen magician Li Tianzi led a militia consisting of ex-policemen and soldiers. Backed by several spirits, they stormed the governmental complex and kicked the politicians out to the street. Fanning out throughout the city, they drove the bureaucrats out of Beijing. Tianzi afterwards entered the Forbidden City, where he then proclaimed himself the emperor.[1]


  • Passing mention of the Imperial Kingdom of Beijing[2]



Tan Tien used to be headquartered in Beijing, till its recent move to Singapore.[3]

Sixth World in Beijing[]


Though things were not all roses for metahumans when they appeared in China (e.g. parents abandoning ork and troll children), due to cultural factors the Han Chinese were more easily able to accept the emergence of metahumans than people in Japan, India, the Middle East, or some of the more conservative regions and nations in the West (e.g. the Confederation of American States or Spain). The treatment of metahumans is generally likewise better than in most of the world, especially compared to the CAS, Japan, or the Middle East. This is reflected in the Chinese megacorp Wuxing, Inc., their criminal syndicates (Triads), and in both Daoism and Buddhism.[4][5][6][7][8]


Magic was embraced by the Chinese relatively easily due to Daoism and Buddhism, and therefore its reintegration into Chinese society was far easier than it was in the Islamic nations or in most of the Catholic world. The Awakened are favored in Chinese society and the use of magic in society is greater than in the West as demonstrated by Wuxing, Inc., the state of Sichuan, the Triads, or Hong Kong.[9][10][11][12][13]


  1. o70096438Shadows of Asia p.39-40
  2. o69485291State of the Art: 2063 p.64
  3. o35506625Chrome Flesh p.105
  4. o79645619Corporate Download p.108
  5. o79981650The Complete Trog p.78-79
  6. o33031982Vice p.66
  7. o33031982Vice p.68
  8. o70096438Shadows of Asia p.207-208
  9. o70096438Shadows of Asia p.45
  10. o70096438Shadows of Asia p.207-208
  11. o39478620Runner Havens p.9-10
  12. o35238545Shadowrun Fifth Edition Core Rulebook p.34
  13. o33031982Vice p.68