African Presence in Early Asia

by Runoko Rashidi (Editor)

Other authorsIvan Van Sertima (Editor)
Paperback, 1987

Status

Available

Call number

DS28.A35 A35

Publication

Transaction Publishers (1987), Edition: Revised, 224 pages

Description

The contributors to this volume argue that blacks were a formative civilizing influence on Asian societies. Presenting their case with persuasive eloquence and research, the authors examine cultural forms, art motifs, weapons, scripts, and skeletal evidence to link Asian civilizations to Africa's Nile Valley. Articles detail both the physical and cultural presence of Africans in Asia. Topics covered include the black presence and heavy intermittent influence in Sumer, Elam, and Arabia; contributions of Dravidians and Ethiopian blacks to the Indus Valley civilizations; the history of first Chinese emperor, Fu-Hsi; the origin of martial arts; parallels between Krishna, Guatama Buddha, and Jesus; and the nature of slavery in Arabia and Asia. Five major chapters have been added to this new edition, adding substantially to the range and depth of the original volume.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

404 p.; 5.98 inches

ISBN

0887387179 / 9780887387173

Barcode

34662000807120
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