Liaoning as a Province has a long history behind it. From 1766 B.C. to 1122 B.C. it was part of the territory of the Shang Dynasty. During the various dynasties that followed, administrative set ups were established here. This has left many historical relics. The Province is the birthplace of the Manchu nationality. It has many well-preserved imperial palaces and tombs built in the Manchu style in the early days of Qing Dynasty from 1644 to 1911.
It was once a colony of imperialism. During the late 19th century to the 1940s, Russian and Japanese aggressors carried out frenzied wars here. Chinese people faced deep miseries. The imperialists exploited cheap labor. Local industries were of a strong colonial nature and lacked processing capabilities. During 1940’s at the time of Chinese people’s struggle for national liberation, imperialism was overthrown in the Northeast and Liaoning was liberated. This Province is a center of heavy industry with metallurgy, machine-building, coal, electricity, petroleum and industry as the main branches.
Following are major cities and towns