That's simply a gross exaggeration of events. People in the past fought frequent ritualistic warfare between chiefdoms that have not yet organized to become states. The wars would consist of no more than several dozen followers on either side fighting a war that lasted for only days, few weeks at the most. The polities were not keen on expending resources on prolonged warfare when their function was ritualistic. When either side side admits defeat due to the loss of a few members the war is over. There is no evidence to suggest that an evacuation took place for the Miao/Hmong if they were included among the peoples of the northeast. Separate independent identities remained up to the fall of the Qin when the Yan state, an expansive cultural area of Yan peoples finally got assimilated into the Han dynasty.
Did you read the wikipedia link? It said the battle involve around 8000-15000 for Huaxia while 15000-26000 for the dongyi/jiuli tribe. I'm sure all this theory come from historian/expert or ancient history record. Regarding the evacuation, it something that I always heard from Hmong/Miao in the internet that they evacuate after Chiyou lost. Maybe there are Miao/Hmong people in Shang dynasty, but only in the minority.
There is a battle between Sanmiao and Xia dynasty(assume that Xia dynasty is real not myth), where Sanmiao lost and exiled to the south, the area of Han River.
Soon afterwards Shun sent Yu to lead an army to suppress the Sanmiao tribe who continuously abused the boundary tribes. After defeating them, he exiled them south to the Han River area. Their victory strengthened the Xia tribe’s power even more.
If this is true, then during Shang dynasty, Miao/Hmong are in Han River area, where they are the minority of Shang people since Han River area only consists of small portion of Shang dynasty geographic area.
Anyway, the people of Shang are of Huaxia origin as proven by bones remains of Shang people.
According to Chinese tradition, the Shang dynasty was founded by a rebel king, Tang of Shang, who overthrew the last Xia ruler in the Battle of Mingtiao. According to the Shiji, the Shang had a long history, and there are different theories about their origin. An analysis of bones from the remains of Shang people showed a Huaxia ethnic origin.
Huaxia people formed the nucleus of what become Han Chinese.This means the people of Shang dynasty, or at least the majority of them are of Huaxia origin, not Miao/Hmong.
In the narrow, original sense, Huaxia refers to a group (or confederation of tribes) of ancient people living along the Yellow River who formed the nucleus of what later became the Han ethnic group in China.
Edited by Rykard, 04 September 2011 - 03:57 AM.