differences among the histories of East Asian nations: Japan, China,
Taiwan, and Korea
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CHAPTER 1: DEFINING HISTORY
CHAPTER 2: PRINCIPLES OF CHINESE
CHAPTER 3: THE BRUTAL HISTORY OF CHINESE
CHAPTER 4: JAPANESE HISTORY: PROGRESS
CHAPTER 5: EMPEROR SYSTEM PAVES WAY FOR
PEACEFUL PROGRESS IN JAPAN
CHAPTER 6: HOW JAPAN CAN WIN THE HISTORY
WARS INSTIGATED BY CHINA
The evolution of the Yellow River civilization was different from that of
the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Indus Valley civilizations. In the regions
where they arose, newer civilizations appeared. Eventually, peoples formed
communities called nations, each governed by a ruler. The “civilization
of nations” evolved, with multiple nations in “coexistence.” But in
case of the Yellow River civilization, the concept of a “nation” was
absent. Instead, an empire evolved, the realm of which expanded or shrank
depending on the power of the emperor.
Even today, the PRC, the latest bearer of Chinese civilization, was forced
to establish borders to appease the international community. But in Chinese
minds, the Chinese realm includes all territories that China is capable of
controlling through its power. Chinese national borders exist but they
expand as the “Emperor” acquires more power.
Although Japan has been influenced by its neighbor China, it has a
completely different civilization from that of China.
Questions are welcome.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact
Note: Japanese names are rendered surname first in accordance with Japanese