This book review is written by Eugene Kernes
Genre = History, Empires
“This systematic rewriting of historical facts is the dark side, the second part of a political, military and ideological conquest.” – Bayemy Biyick, Page 11
“These founding myths are a good substitute for the existence of the Black-Asian kingdoms that were subject to genocides. Once the population are massacred and their traces erased, all that remains is to occupy the symbolic space of these territories.” – Bayemy Biyick, Page 13
“This quota is in line with the strict political control of knowledge, popular culture, and freeze on development of basic sciences and their practical applications.” – Bayemy Biyick, Page 40
During the 4th-7th Century C.E., the Paekche state, or Kudra in Japanese, controlled territories of South Korea and Japan. Paekche was a culture and industrial power rather than a military power. A more egalitarian society whose spirituality rivaled many others. Knowledge so advanced that other nations wanted to rapidly translate their work. The problem is that much of the sources about the Paekche have been purposefully falsified and manipulated. After Paekche has been conquered politically, militarily, and ideologically, their historical facts have been systematically rewritten. Many countries have founding mythology rather than then reveal the actual history of Black-Asian kingdoms subject to genocide. After the people were removed, the territories were available for occupation. Followed by a political control of knowledge. The purpose of this book is to raise questions about the Paekche state, and show the discrepancies in the historic sources that came after Paekche State.
The problem with the book is the central theme of the book, sources. As the sources have been removed or manipulated, it does not leave much sources and details to work with. Other sources in the book are circumstantial. There is a need for more details to have a proper understanding of the Paekche state. Which is exactly what this book does, raises inquiry on the Paekche state, to start looking and getting those details.
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