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Meng Seng doesn’t know his Chinese history

In China on 21/03/2018 at 10:04 am

Our very own Wu Sangui (Silence of Goh Meng Seng) who wants us to kowtow to Xi because China’s a peaceful nation doesn’t know his Chinese history because he doesn’t know how China was created: by emperors who waged war. And he was from a Chinese-language school?

Or he is a lackey of Xi?

From Quora

The first great conqueror of China was Ying Zheng, the king of Qin. Roughly contemporaneous with Alexander of Macedon, he conquered all the states of the North China Plain by 220 BC at age 38 and proclaimed himself Qin Shihuang. In the next few years, he campaigned southwards and expanded the Chinese world further than it had ever reached. By the time he died, the Qin Empire stretched from the edge of the Eurasian steppe into the jungles of Vietnam. This realm was similar in size to Alexander’s empire and had a similar aftermath. Neither empire outlasted its founder’s death for long, but although the expanded Hellenic world created by Alexander collapsed within 300 years, the Sinosphere continued to expand over millennia.

Later emperors would rule even larger polities. For example, Li Shimin, who founded the Tang Dynasty alongside his father whom he would go on to depose went on to rule an empire even larger than Rome’s. Tang soldiers occupied swathes Korea, the jungles of Vietnam, and even marched across thousands of miles of desert and mountains to subjugate territories in Afghanistan and Central Asia. Although the Tang never settled the Mongolian steppe to their north, they succeeded in annihilating the Eastern Turkic Khaganate that ruled it, eliminating the nomad threat for generations. All of this was accomplished in a single lifetime.

The Tang are in yellow while the subjugated polities on their borders are in brown

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And the above left out Han Wu-ti. More from another Quora contributor

And several Qing emperors

  1. I assume u object mainly to this

    most of the 5000 years of ancient Chinese dynasties were contended with their own immediate territories

    han chinese actually had not been great conquerors; mongols and manchus not only conquered china; they were the ones to build the big empires; even Li Shimin was a 鲜俾; han chinese were farmers; the barbarians were nomads, much better in fast moving warfare

    however, han chinese conquer by outnumbering and outlasting others, even though the others were better fighters; they outnumber americans for sure, and most probably will outlast them;

    but Indians …

  2. LKY already kowtowed to China in 1990. Till today S’pore kowtows to China, but behind closed doors. As China’s strength grows & S’pore’s dependence on China grows, the kowtowing will move more into the open.

    I don’t give a shit as long as Chinese companies provide good trading opportunities. Chinese stock indexes are among the easiest to trade for multi-month boom & bust plays.

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