CHALLENGER COMMUNITY NEWS / BLACK HISTORY

THE AFRICAN CHINESE CONNECTION


A group of researchers set out to prove that Chinese people evolved from homo erectus independently from all other humans, but their DNA testing also found that early Chinese civilizations were composed of Africans. Back in 2005, Chinese DNA specialist Jin Li collected and analyzed more than 12,000 DNA samples from 165 different ethnic groups and found stunning similarities in people of Southeast Asia with Africans. “We did not see even one single individual that could be considered as a descendant of the homo erectus in China, rather, everybody was a descendant of our ancestors from Africa,” the DNA specialist stated. Earliest Skeletal Remains in China Are From Black People  A vast collection of studies have taken a look at the oldest human skeletal remains found thus far in China and reached a similar conclusion — the remains are from “Negro people.” The Archaeology of Ancient China notes that “Negroid skeletons dating to the early periods of Southern Chinese history have been found in Shangdong, Jiantung, Sichuan, Yunnan, Pearl River delta and Jiangxi.” This not only serves as evidence of an early African presence but the varying locations also point to just how widespread Black people were throughout China.

Early Chinese Dynasties Had Negroid Features

     The physical characteristics displayed by earlier groups of Chinese people corresponded with features that some researchers call “distinctly Negroid.” Renowned author and professor Chang Hsing-Lang noted this in “The Importation of Negro Slaves to China Under the Tang Dynasty,” where he writes that “even the sacred Manchu dynasty shows the Negro strain. The lower part of the face of the Emperor Pu-yi of Manchukuo, direct descendant of the Manchu rulers of China, is most distinctly Negroid.”

Early Works of Art in the Image of Black People

     It seems highly unlikely that any group of people would present a collection of statues and other works made in the likeness of a people they have never encountered before. That’s why the early presence of so many clearly African figures is so intriguing. According to famed historian Runoko Rashidi, “From the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE) some statues of Africoid-looking dancers … They have spiral hair and seem to twirl around with one arm in the air topped by clenched fist.” It is believed that these figures are the depictions of the “Black dwarfs” that early Chinese settlers often described seeing.

Black People Built the Earliest Kingdom in Southeast Asia

“Funan is the name given by Chinese historians to the earliest kingdom of Southeast Asia,” Rashidi explains. “Its builders were a Black people known as Khmers, a name that loudly recalls ancient Kmt (Egypt).” Much like many other early descriptions of Chinese people, these ancient kingdom builders were described by many sources at the time as “small and Black.”

Early Conquerors’ Own Description of China’s Early Inhabitants

The Shang Dynasty (1766-1027 B.C.) marked China’s very first dynasty and, according to the descriptions provided by the conquered Zhou, the Shang Dynasty has Black roots. Historian Rashidi explained that the Zhou described the Shang Dynasty as being a people of “Black and oily skin.”