Zhoulu, Hebei, China, has advocated for the three-forefather culturismsince 1994, and built a shrine for their three ancestors Yandi, Huangdi andChiyou: the Chinese three-forefather shrine. After feeling a sense of crisis fromthe 1989 Tiananmen Massacre, to rally scattered public sentiment, the ChineseCommunists tried to gather minority groups in China as well as Chinese aroundthe world with Yandi and Huandi as the central figure, and to embrace all ofthem in the framework of Chinese nation. Ethnic minorities, however, objectedto it, saying, “We are not descendants of Yan-Huang, even though we are alsoChinese nation,” and especially, Miao, considering Chiyou as their forebear,demanded to recognize Chiyou, who has been depicted negatively against Yandiand Huangdi, as one of the Chinese national ancestors. Chinese government,witnessing signs of disunion of minorities, which is the most sensitive matter inChinese political life, extensively organized an academic group, advocatedthree-forefather culturism that acknowledges Huangdi and Yandi includingChiyou as three forebears of Chinese nation, and built the Chinesethree-forefather shrine in Zhoulu. Unlike some of the Korean scholarscontending the theory started from the purpose of catching away Chiyou,ancestor of Koreans, it was part of ‘A Project of Making Chinese Nation’, toprevent minority groups from breaking away.