SDHF Newsletter No.184 KO BUNYU’s Defining History 3
KO BUN’YU’S DEFINING HISTORY
A macroscopic analysis of the differences among the histories of
East Asian nations: Japan, China, Taiwan, and Korea
No.3- Chapter 2 Principles of Chinese Civilization
October 19, 2017
The Yellow River-based Chinese civilization persists, evolving into its present form, in contrast to three other river-based ancient civilizations, having vanished, conquered by younger civilizations.
Mr. Ko Bunyu writes that the main reason for the persistence of Chinese civilization is conflicts with mounted nomads to the north, who plagued the Chinese civilization from the time of its birth. During the process of constant warfare with strong mounted nomads, the Chinese civilization swallowed up other civilizations and continued to expand.
In the case of the three other civilizations, other civilizations emerged nearby and old and new civilizations coexisted. This new world order lead to a reduction in the frequency of wars. However, the concept of a “nation” was absent from Chinese civilization. The Chinese lived their lives in a borderless world governed by an emperor, whose realm expanded or shrank depending on his power.
Since the ruler of Chinese civilization is determined by war, any and all methods of war are tolerated, and conflicts became increasingly brutal. If you look through Chinese history, you will see a series of large-scale massacres. This civilization has absolutely no desire to adopt means or rules to reduce warfare.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact