Yutang and Shentang

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Summary

The discovery of the double planetary system Yutang-Shentang forced the authorities of the StateEmpire to establish a colonization program even more ambitious than expected. However, historically, colossal projects are intrinsic to Chinese politics, and they do not intimidate Yu Jing leaders. [1]

Background

Travel Guide: Yu Jing

Thinking about the coming holidays? Destinations within the Human Sphere are quite diverse, but if you want to get immersed in an ancestral culture, you should definitely visit Yu Jing - the Asian giant.

With a great industrial and technological sector and a booming economy, Yu Jing is a unique tourist destination that is divided into three territories: the twin planets Shentang and Yutang, and the territories of Earth - the Far East, known as Chung Kuo.

The seat of the System and the Imperial Court, as well as the Imperial Supreme Tribunal can be found in the Forbidden City of Tiān Di Jing - the capital of planet Yutang and of Yu Jing. The Forbidden City is the name of the gigantic complex that’s the Imperial Palace, made up of a magnificent succession of gorgeous pavilions, superb lakes, and beautiful gardens - which are basically a must for tourists.

In case you go to the Yu Jing system, or to Chung Kuo, don’t make the mistake of requesting an all inclusive trip - It would be a complete waste. Eating outside, in little restaurants or street stalls under the light of the lanterns, is one of the most joyful pastimes in Yu Jing. There are hundreds of stands where you can enjoy meals both exotic and delectable, each with a specific specialty that visitors must discover.

If you’re lucky enough to travel to both planets, you’ll appreciate the geographic concentration of the different nations that make this superpower. It’s interesting to see how Yu Jing has distributed their colonists between the two planets according to an ethnic and cultural grouping program.

Yutang, the capital and imperial seat, has been reserved from people from China. While Shentang has been populated by colonists from countries that have been absorbed by Yu Jing, concentrating them in regions according to their culture and regional ancestry. Consequently, the northeastern great province of Shentang, Koguryō (a Korean name) is populated mostly by people from the Korean territories. These ethnically distinctive zones have bilingual status, officially recognizing both the original language and the official language of Yu Jing.

Don’t miss the Bibim Guksu served at their street stands - you’ll never taste another like it!

Yet there are divisions between the Chinese themselves, both in Chung Kuo and Yutang. There are great ethnic, gastronomic, customary, and attitude differences between Northern and Southern China. Colonists in Yutang were distributed according to their native regions. So the old socio-cultural archetypes are still alive today, and they still speak ill about one another.

It’s said that the Qing Dynasty represents Northern Yu Jing, while the Ming Dynasty represents the territory to the South, and that it is the reason why the capital, Tiān Di Jing, is in the middle between the two regions.

The end result is an exquisite gastronomic and cultural wealth.

Though the StateEmpire has no official religion, there are three that are highly representative in Yu Jing. Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism are the major religions, finding balance in the moral control and faith of Yu Jing citizens. Each religion preaches different social and moral values. Taoism is distinctively individualist and is popular mostly among the working classes. Confucianism is the official religion of the Imperial System and teaches the citizens obedience to a wiser power. Buddhism, on the other hand, has more social concerns and is the most common religion within the Party and Yu Jing’s intelligentsia.

Temples to the three religions can be found in places surrounded by nature, in harmony with it, and far away from the cities, so you must plan ahead to visit them - since they are places of meditation and seclusion. Please turn off or silence your holophones.

Power in the StateEmpire is divided between the Party and the Emperor. The Party rules Yu Jing and the Emperor is subordinate to it. Yet the Emperor is completely autonomous in his control of the judiciary, which is the quota of power that’s been granted to him.

The imperial office is run alternatively by two dynasties. This dichotomy is reflected in the pompous administrative building and palaces that can be found in the Forbidden City of Tiān Di Jing - capital of Yutang and of Yu Jing.

There’s just one last piece of advice we have to give you: The best way to blend with a modern society is to travel with it using their public transport network, shoulder to shoulder with the common citizen, and there is no better public system than Yu Jing’s Qiaoyin. It may come as a bit frugal for those with refined tastes, but it is modern, fast, safe, and punctual - a true example of Yu Jing society.[2]


Planet Statistics

Distance from Star: 1.05 UA (Both)

Orbital Revolution: 383 days (Both)

Rotation: 26 hours (Both)

Radius: 1.2 Earth radius (Both)

Surface Gravity: 1,005g (Both)

Planet Data File

Type of government: Imperial Socialist One-Party State (Both)

Head of government: The Dragon Emperor/Party President (Both)

Capital: Yián Xiáng (Shentang), Tian Di Jing (Yutang)

Population of Planet: 2.2 billion (Shentang), 2.8 billion (Yutang)

Off-Planet System Population: 4 billion (Both)

Main Languages: Yujingyu, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Laotian (Shentang), Yujingyu, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) (Yutang)

Main Industries: Agriculture, Armaments, Fishing, Quantronics (Shentang), Agriculture, Finance, Military (Yutang)

Factions

Yu Jing

References