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And now, some madcap cartographic action

Two maps, via Pro State in Flames:

First, places mentioned in the Shan Hai Jing and their locations on a world map:

JDM070319shanhaimaps.jpg

The map claims to show Chinese knowledge of the world at the time of Yu the Great, legendary founder of the Xia dynasty in the 21st century BC. The map's creator has found place-names in the Shan Hai Jing that resemble names today, justifying their correspondence through a theory based on a pre-Babel proto-language. The author is also interested in stories about King Mu of Zhou, whom he claims is actually King Solomon of Israel. (link)


Next, a Japanese map showing the extent of Korean world conquest:

JDM070319koreas.jpg

The provenance of this one is unclear; Pro State picked it up from Jia Jia, another Bullog blogger. It's likely related to the same dispute over the Dokdo/Takeshima islets that spun off the Korean Martian conquest theory and this Photoshop thread.

Any further information on either map is welcome.

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WHAT?

Could you post some more informative links?

[[EDITOR'S NOTE (JM): Sorry, the Shan Hai Jing link got scrubbed out. It's been added back.]]

I guess Beijing's jealousy of the Egyptians/Pheonicians got the better of them. And having a chinese as King Solomon makes China the founders of The Illuminati and gives China legitimate claim to most of Africa, Isreal, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. They should all bow down and make way for migrant workers and commie bosses, the Temple Mount is under new management.

"Beijing's jealousy of the Egyptians/Pheonicians got the better of them"... Huh?

This map is just the product of someone's online fantansy, not unlike the other billion weird stuff on the Net. I think it hardly qualifies as the official stance of the Chinese government.

BTW, the Christians have been trying to claim for centuries that everything of all cultures in the world originated from their "God", so why not let others say some crazy stuff once a while?

"BTW, the Christians have been trying to claim for centuries that everything of all cultures in the world originated from their "God", so why not let others say some crazy stuff once a while?"

Except that similar concepts of "God" exist in most other cultures, including ancient Chinese. Take that commie shill.

韓國人想象中2040年亞洲地圖
EDITOR'S TRANSLATION: Korean people's imagnary map of Asia in 2040
http://www.kungfuboard.com/forums/showthread.php?p=371425

Fool's world map
http://www.chakuriki.net/world/

Christian God and pagan gods are very different concepts. Go get the facts straight before making personal attacks here. Think with your brain before you say anything.

"BTW, the Christians have been trying to claim for centuries that everything of all cultures in the world originated from their "God", so why not let others say some crazy stuff once a while?"

care to justify that a little with a few examples, because when you put it the way you do, I have to say: first I've heard.

"justify... with a few examples"
Have you never been to a Christian church? Even not, you must have heard some of their preachings through the media or somewhere. That's what the entire concept of Christianity is based on, that everything in this world is a creation of their "God". And they try to rationalize it by looking for similarities between the Christian version and some other indigenous folk tales. For example, I've heard Chinese Christians claiming the Chinese exclaiming expression "天啊" (literally: Oh sky) to be an address to "the God" (like Oh my God). Such similarities are probably no more than anthropological convergence, but are being used as justification of their claim that everything was created by their God. Chinese and many other cultures actually have folklores about the creation of the world very different from the Judeo-Christian version, not that I buy into them any more than the Christian one.

sorry george. you are completely wrong on this. as one who grw up in a christian country and having been exposed to all kinds of christian thought, I can tell you straight that I have never, ever heard christians making claims that "everything of all cultures in the world originated from their "God". that's just plain silly of you. yes they may claim that all life (biological) came from their god, but it really doesn't go as far as cultural primacy (except maybe in some crazy bible belt evangelical church)

"they may claim that all life came from their god"
That was my point originally. And if you have any logical reasoning abilities, what would the implication be, given that human life gave rise to cultures?
The notion that all life came from the Christian god was the crazy idea I was referring to, and such crazy talks are tolerated, then why not some others? And trying to defend these crazy ideas by micro-differentiation is just so typical of organized religion.

Er, no George, your first point was : "BTW, the Christians have been trying to claim for centuries that everything of all cultures in the world originated from their "God"" - very different from saying all biological life came from god.

My point however is that Christians do not claim that all aspects of global culture originate from god/Christianity. For example, I have never heard Christians say that aboriginal rock art originates from 'their' god. I have never heard Christians say that Islamic Moorish architecture comes from 'their' God. It is only your quite ridiculous logical reductionism that does that.

Care to justify a little with a few examples?

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