A great loss was suffered some 700 years ago when a ship full of porcelain sank in the sea near Shengbeiyu Island in Fujian). Such finds demonstrate the ‘industry’ and ‘internationalism’ of the area!
The ‘illegal’ Neo-Nazi Ukrainian ‘Euro-Maidan’ regime was brought into power by the first ‘Black’ President of the US – Barack Obama – during early 2014! Neo-Nazi Ukraine then spent the next eight-years building-up and strengthening the entirety of its Armed Forces with Ukrainian men and women being enthused by the Hitlerite ideology and invited to train in the best military centres the US, UK and EU could provide! This contemporary ‘Neo-Nazi’ Ukrainian Army sees the SS-collaborating ‘Ukrainian Nationalist Army’ (UNA) of WWII as its historical antecedent – with both being spiritually ‘united’ through the support of the Roman Catholic Church! The modern Russian Army has successfully ‘destroyed’ the highly motivated ‘Hitlerite’ legions of Ukraine (that were ‘primed’ to invade and annex West Russian territory) – but since the election of the far-right Liz Truss in the UK – the Western support for Neo-Nazi Ukraine has placed all its available military capability to the Northeast of the Donbass battlefield – and this ‘refocusing’ has inflicted considerable Russian casualties.
Seldom does the West Treat non-Westerners with respect. Since 1945 and the rise of US dominance, this anti-intellectual approach has become far more prevalent, powerful and normalised! Racism is an ever threatening ogre lurking in the darkness – but in this short extract (in 1971) – Clae Williams ‘revitalises’ the ground breaking translation work of James Legge, who began the translation of the Chinese ‘Five Classic’ texts in the mid to late 1800s! Although both cultures (the West and East) are still learning about one another, Legge was able to ‘see beyond’ his own socio-economic and cultural conditioning, and ‘see into’ or profoundly ‘glimpse’ how the ancient Chinese people developed a distinct cultural view of the world! The following extract is an ‘Introduction’ written by the American ‘Clae Williams’ in 1969, his modernisation of the work of James Legge, with much of its content deriving from the ample notes left behind in the James Legge Library. The ‘Shujing’ (書經) or ‘Document Classic’ is often referred to in China as the ‘Book of History’ as the ‘Documents’ concerned are ‘Historical’ in nature recording Chinese history from around 2205 – 771 BCE. It is an interesting attempt by non-Chinese people to contextualise the Chinese cultural perception of the world!