Chinese Scientist Proves the First Inhabitants of China Were Black

Black Chinese

Out Of Africa

Copyright 2012 VVeasey Publishing


For many years Black historians and Afrocentrists have said that the first inhabitants of China were black Africans.

"The Negroid races peopled at some time all the South of India, Indo-China and China. The South of Indo-China actually has now pure Negritos as the Semangs and mixed as the Malays and the Sakais."( H. Imbert, "Les Negritos de la Chine").

“Even the sacred Manchu dynasty shows this Negro strain. The lower part of the face of the Emperor Pu-yi of Manchukuo, direct descendant of the Manchu rulers of China, is most distinctly Negroid. Chinese chroniclers report that a Negro Empire existed in the South of China at the dawn of that country's history".( Professor Chang Hsing-Lang , "The importation of Negro Slaves to China under the Tang Dynasty A.D. 618-907)

“There is evidence of substantial populations of Blacks in early China. Archaeological studies have located a black substratum in the earliest periods of Chinese history, and reports of major kingdom ruled by Blacks are frequently in Chinese documents." (Kwang-Chih Chang, The Archaeology of Ancient China, (Yale University Press) and Irwin Graham, Africans Abroad (Columbia University Press).

But after hundreds of years of the worldwide spread of the doctrine of white superiority and the inferiority of black Africans and their descendants. This notion that blacks were the original inhabitants of China was poo, pooed by white scientists and others and even by some blacks.

But in 2005, a Chinese DNA specialist, Jin Li, leading a team of Chinese and other scientists, proved through DNA tests that indeed the first inhabitants of China were black Africans.

The DNA Evidence

Li said he was trying to prove that the Chinese evolved from homo erectus independently of all other humans. He collected DNA samples from 165 different ethnic groups and over 12000 samples in China and Asia to test his theory. Li said he was taught through China’s education system that there was something special about Chinese, and because he was Chinese, he was hoping to prove that the Chinese developed independently of all other humans.

But surprise, surprise, surprise, surprise that proved not to be true!

Li’s team focused on a single genetic marker that appeared about 80,000 years ago in Africa. Anyone carrying that marker would have recent African ancestors and could not be descended from the more ancient Homo Erectus. Li and his team found that early humans belonged to different species but modern humans descended from the East Africans species.

Li Hui, a scientist on Li’s team, said, that 100,000 years ago groups of humans started leaving Africa moving through South and Southeast Asia into China, and that 65 branches of the Chinese groups studied carry similar DNA mutations as the people of Southeast Asia.

Jin Li, another scientist on Li's team, said “we did not see even one single individual that could be considered as a descendant of the homo erectus in China, rather, everybody was a descendant of our ancestors from Africa."

Li was asked how he as a Chinese felt about what he found. He said “after I saw the evidence generated in my laboratory. I think we should all be happy with that. Because after all, modern humans from different parts of the world are not so different from each other and we are very close relatives.” (Amen Brother!) Li’s team was composed of an international group of scientist from China, Russia, India, Brazil and other nations. This was a 5 year project to study the geographic and genealogical routes tracing the spread and settlements of ancient and modern humans.

Now DNA tests prove, what the Afrocentric historians have been asserting for years is true, that all modern human originated on some part of the African continent. Believe It Or Not, (or for some people, read em and weep)

I'll leave you with the wise words of Richard Leaky,

Richard Leaky

"If you get to the stage where you can persuade people on the evidence, that it's solid, that we are all African, that color is superficial, that stages of development of culture are all interactive, then I think we have a chance of a world that will respond better to global challenges." Richard Leaky, Paleoanthropologist

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gmwilliams 4 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Excellent hub, should be required reading. I have known this for decades. There was a book called African Presence in Early Asia by Drs. Ivan Van Sertima and Runoko Rashidi which discussed the Black presence in Asia. This is not rocket science as evidence by the physiognomic appearances of many Southern Asians in Indochina, India, and other parts of Asia. Again, excellent hub. EVERYONE should read this hub and there is some information which will NEVER be presented in conventional history books.

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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author


Thanks for being the first to comment and compliment!

spread the word!

I agree you definitely have to search outside of conventional history books if you want to get the true picture of blacks in world history.

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ikepius 4 years ago from Twittosphere: @ikepius

This has been interesting. Egypt was the cradle of civilization, was it not? I love being black.

Theodora Anagor 3 years ago

Egypt was not the cradle of civilisation Africa was, Egypt was not the only advanced society in Africa.

the original man came from Southeast Africa.

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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Theodora Anagor

And woman I might add

No human race without man and woman

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junko 3 years ago

I was told by more then one person in my youth during my search for God that all life of man today started in Africa. I was told that the heat and the hot air required large nostril and the Sun darkened our skin. I was told that the further we moved away from the influence of the Sun, the paler man became over a few thousand years. At the point that the influence of the Moon and not the Sun made man the palest and hairyest with small nostrils and no lips. The African slaves were chosen because of their ability to deal with the influence of the Sun in southern cotton fields. African-Americans are not and never have been lazy. Its just that slavery was the last time blacks has had full employment. Today unemployment of the decendents of slaves is 40 to 45% and they are accused of not wanting a job.

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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author


you say "Its just that slavery was the last time blacks has had full employment. Today unemployment of the decendents of slaves is 40 to 45% and they are accused of not wanting a job".

I don't want to be insulting because you seem to be sincere in what you wrote but that comment is so stupid I almost can't believe you're serious or maybe you just don't realized what you're saying

Slaves aren't employed. The don't get paid. A slave is someone property, like a dog, a horse or a chair.

All black people weren't slaves.

You said "African-Americans are not and never have been lazy. Its just that slavery was the last time blacks has had full employment"

So African Americans need to be slaves to have full employment?

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junko 3 years ago

vveasey, Stupid is insulting. Your writing tells me you are intelligent enough to understand a sarcastic remark. If I should get what I think is a real stupid comment, before I attack the commenter, I would research my target. If you did do as I would do ,you would know I was being sarcastic about some trues. I won't think you are too narcissistic to check for sarcasism before you attacked me personally. I'll just blame the obsurdity of my sarcasism

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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author


sorry about that. I thought you were serious. it's easier to tell when someone is being sarcastic when hearing them talk as oppose to when doing it in writing wouldn't you agree?

That why I said "I don't want to be insulting because you seem to be sincere in what you wrote but that comment is so stupid I almost can't believe you're serious" because I wasn't really sure

I've been accused of things that I didn't mean in some of my comments as well. So I always try to make it really obvious that I'm joking etc.

Sorry for taking you the wrong way

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junko 3 years ago

No harm No foul, write on.

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Nathan Orf 3 years ago from Virginia

Just stumbled across this hub, and I have to say, I'm thrilled! I've been studying Afrocentrism for a while, and while I do have some minor disagreements with specific parts of the theory, I think it is for the most part dead on accurate.

Or, at least, I thought these things. The discovery in China put a lot of things to rest for me.

By the way, in regards to Afrocentrism, I have been reading a book called "Black Spark, White Fire," concerning the likelihood that Ancient Africans colonized parts of Europe, and acted as a civilizing force there. Don't know if you've read it, but it is a very interesting read, and I've enjoyed it greatly.

Voted up.

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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Nathan Orf

What's Up

Thanks for the vote up

No haven't read that book

But J.A. Rogers a black historian and anthropologist from

the 1930s, in his book, "Nature Knows No Color Line" shows that

to be the case.

He also show pictures of the various European Royal families, family Crests that have images of very black Africans as their ancestors.

The blacks were called Moors, as in the old saying " black as a Moor."

He shows that "white" Europeans named Blackmoor or

any variation of the name have a "Black Moor" as an ancestor.

This also applies to the names, Moore, Morris, Moorison (son of a moor) and any derivation of it.

I have a hub called "How white people became white" related to this subject if you want to check it out.

Good to hear from you!

Charnele 3 years ago

we're all african under the skin, the garden of Eden was in AFRICA. Humanity started over with Noah 3 sons after the flood. You should read Blacks in the Bible, it is very interesting and an eye opener. He who has an ear, let him hear.

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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author


thanks for your comments

I have read "Blacks In The Bible" and many other

current and old writings not just about blacks in the Bible

but in the history of world.

ankh 3 years ago

the bible is not a history book it is a great book of mystic alchemical teachings but not history. you all will come of the knowledge soon. there were people who lived before noah and survived after the flood and they wasn't on the ship.

tarikasim 3 years ago

the san people are the oldest modern humans and they are still alive and well in the bush!

Ibrahim Hamid 3 years ago

Nobody need regret being whatever God made him to be --- Black, white, Asian, or whatever --- at least I don't, and will never, regardless of whether or not people believe the above post. Self-esteem and self-actualization can only come to one with confidence, not without. Therefore glorify God and the "human race" everyone.

AbayKamau 3 years ago

Appreciate the hub...its been some time since I've read a few of the books mentioned and this post has inspired me to place them on my reading list and also provide to my sons.


kiko 3 years ago

i have been saying this for the longest but have always been accused of being an afrocentric racist.

im telling you things will be reviled that white people have worked so hard to hide.

and people of color will work even harder to leave it hidden because of society and societies past.

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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Thanks AbayKamau

I think it's great that you're going

share them with your sons.

Raheem 3 years ago

Ok. The beginning of this article had me confused, specifically the first quote "The first inhabitants of China seem also to have been the Negritos. Unmixed Negroes with no connection with Africa still live in Southern China" (J.A. Rogers, Sex And Race, Volume 1). Maybe I am confused because I immediately associated "Black" with African ancestry. Is Negritos some other form of Black that has no connection to Africa, which some scientist has identified a biomarker for? Is this article about two forms of "Blacks" originating in China, one with no connection to Africa and the other with a connection to Africa? Or, does this article dispute the existence of Negritos?

Does this article imply that folks can trace their ancestry back to an asiatic black race from China with no connection to Africa? Please clarify.

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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author


good observation

J.A. Rogers wrote his book before there was DNA testing.

Before DNA proved modern humans originated in Africa. So

in the interest of clarity. I'll delete his quote.

Abety 3 years ago

The human being is African and nothing will ever change that. In the meantime, read this book for further enlightenment about the contribution of Africans to the Free World.

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junko 3 years ago

Life began in Africa many thousands of years before the birth of Christ , the further man got away from the Torrid Zone (Sun) and into the frigid Zone (Moon) body hair, thin lips, small nose, and pale skin replaced dark skin, thick lips, and broad nostrils and much less body hair, due to Evolution.

Brother N.R-Bey 3 years ago

As a Moorish American, and member of the Moorish Science Temple of America,Inc Prophet Noble Drew Ali founder,1913 AD it is a blessing to see see the people come from the dark into the marvelous light, and learn to love instead of hate, and to know of their higher self and lower self, and their nationality and divine creed. I pray the will come to know that one's hue is not a substitute for nationality. Peace

YC 2 years ago

If human is still stuck with skin colors, we have a long way to go as a species.

John Scott 2 years ago

John Scott i read that t Dna of thef the new Zealand maori. Is close to mountain Chinese tribes but physically and in colour they are more af Rican

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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author


Unfortunately many of us are still " stuck with skin color" and do still have "a long way to go".

Sonik 2 years ago

Regardless of our origins and where we migrated, skin and flesh we are all the same regardless of language and cultural differences. It's a shame society is not so acceptable.

Sondra 2 years ago

This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. About 97% of the world is some shade of brown. So to find out that the Chinese came from Africa is no surprise to me

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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author


you're one of the few

Keef 2 years ago

This news is only surprising to Chinese since the rest of the world has already accepted the African Origin theory. Humanity originated from Africa. This means that once upon a time, all humans were dark skinned.

That being said, Negritos / Semangs are as African as Australian aborigines. They only thing all three groups have in common is that they are dark skinned. They were also the first group to migrate across Asia.

Sam Toe 2 years ago

Negritos are not Negros.

Semangs are not Negros .

Semangs are related to Malays.

Malays are not Negros (they are closer to Polynesians).

The Ainus of Japan are related to the Manchurians who are related to Australian Aborigines.

All these dark-skinned people are found scattered across Asia.

These are established facts, backed by DNA studies. So why is it a surprise to find a few of these indigenous people also in China?

nmo 2 years ago

This article touches on important findings but is unfortunately rife with grammatical and syntaxe errors that make it difficult to follow. You should be aware of comma, full stops, and new paragraphs because small errors become a huge trial for those who appreciate proper English grammar

Me 2 years ago

Just saying, this kind of proves the story of Adam, doesn't it. Some scholars believe Adam was sent down from Heaven to a place in Africa. And the spread began. *shrugs*

talklessthinkmore 2 years ago

People who correct grammar have nothing else to offer. Great article. Very informative. I already knew most of this but thank you for the rest of it. 2 years ago

While I trust the findings when it comes to Africans being some of the first if not the first inhabitants of China, just look at them and you can see the African influence, this writer Richard Leaky, Paleoanthropologist is an idiot.

To say,

"Now I know there are still many people and probably some of you reading this hub who would be horrified, upset, disgusted, in disbelief etc, etc, if you found that you had any genetic connection to a black person."


"Many black men and women straighten their hair and used skin lighting creams to make themselves look more white than black.This is understandable, because all of the movies stars and other esteemed images of Americans were white, and mostly all of the images of black Americans were ugly, buffoonish and how shall we say it, aesthetically not pleasing."

is insulting to me as a black person. He thinks he's giving a compliment, doing some good but he is only making himself sound like a small-minded bigot. I think he could have written a better story here by just sticking to his scientific findings.

starrchild 2 years ago

Actually the aboriginal people are not polynesian and dna has proved this fact the aboriginal people and the melanesians are the only pure people with no admixture. They are of pure african lineage the first to come out of africa.

People need to stop trying to figure out a way why they are not african and embrace the link to the first people. Asian people have distinct african features just like their brethren in areas like cameroon.

Carl H 2 years ago


Erickka, you misread or misunderstood the article. You wrote: "While I trust the findings when it comes to Africans being some of the first if not the first inhabitants of China, just look at them and you can see the African influence, this writer Richard Leaky, Paleoanthropologist is an idiot."

But the text you quoted was NOT made by Dr. Richard Leaky; that is the opinion of the blog writer himself, who is "vveasey", NOT Dr. Richard Leaky.

Vveasey quotes Paleoanthropoligist Leaky saying only the following: "If you get to the stage where you can persuade people on the evidence, that it's solid, that we are all African, that color is superficial, that stages of development of culture are all interactive, then I think we have a chance of a world that will respond better to global challenges.

"So, calling this fine scientist, 'an idiot'. is really not called for.

Fanielle 2 years ago

The beginning of the article is very interesting but the end is horrible and insulting.

Gideon 2 years ago

Brethren, I agree we all come from black, however the Bible says we separated at the Tower of Babel. This is where the division took place. We did not are being mislead due to your pride. The Bible isn't just a magical book as stated by a poster, it holds the key to true freedom. If you consider yourself supreme you are falling into the same trap as the white race.

jen 2 years ago

FYI, Black people were the ones chosen to populate the earth; every additional race had to mate with them in order to exist as human on this earth. We were given Kinky 9 Ester hair and black skin as a mark of our originality. All the features of humans on earth are found within our race because they were first given to us. Look at Nelson Mandela, He looked exactly like an Asian with Black skin; because they came from us too. This is the age of Aquarius, Wake up. peace and Love!

shauwn 2 years ago

@ anhk

I would like to make a statement to the person who said the bible is not a history book, I'm sry to have to tell you different my friend it is the ultimate history book for which should only be taken as fact and now that we have become a species from which our brains can conduct scientific experiment to prove it to be so, Glory be only to that Being for which has created all things, GOD. There could have only been One Supreme Being for which he has created us in his image, my friend. Listen to this with anything of great design needs a manual for you to learn how to properly operate it ex. vehical, computer, a smartphone etc, now what makes you think that the greatest designer of all things would not create a manual for his greatest design human life! It has every the answer for every question that plagues man today, also how divine is that was written over 4000 yrs ago but yet it is still relevant to this day!

Sifu Steve McGowan 2 years ago

Awesome I am African American living in Asia, and my wife is Chinese. I have always known this from my youth, and now I am so happy that it has been proven scientifically.

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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Hey Sifu Steve McGowan what's life like for African Americans living in Asia?

Where do you live?

a true seeker 2 years ago

it really don't matter who was here first and what color they were because we share this world (like it or not) the. ficus should be on how get rid of the labels. case in point! when have anyone ever used the term European-Amrican, Mexican-American or Asian-American . This world we live in has the smartest most dumbest bunch of ppl in it. It seems the less fortunate have the answers and the fortunate avoid the questions.

a true seeker 2 years ago

i just read what i wrote and even tho i'm not fluent in english writing, i think you all comprehend what i'm try to say

Chinese studd 2 years ago

Nothing new, we're all from Africa! It's been known in basic history.

FREEMAN 2 years ago


Labarron Edwards 2 years ago

I don't know if anyone has noticed this but in the last 20 years or so there have been genetic testing in Asia, America, South America, and all over the world and it seems that all roads led from Africa. This is something we already knew however it is nice to know that everyone else is coming to this reality as well.

Gigi 2 years ago

I am originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo and I could have told that scientist the truth. If he had ever bothered to set foot in Africa he wouldn't have needed to do research. Asian's look more like African's than any other race in the world. Seriously, he literally had to just take his behind to African. Same eyes, nose, lips, with the exception of hair texture and skin tone (and well you know certain body parts)

kemikush 2 years ago

Acts 10:34

Ronald 2 years ago

Genetics have longed proved that race is a social construct. As far as genetics is concerned there is no such thing as race. If we consider the "races" as distinct groups and compare biomarkers among and between the groups then we would find that there is actually more variation among the people within each "race" group than differences between the groups themselves.

Like Sondra said 97% of the human population is some shade of brown, that's simply because each human being possess a small collection of genes that moderate melanin production.

Anybody who wants to see what "race" really means just needs to watch two kids (2 years old or so) interact. They'll play, hug, share and never notice the difference in skin colour. It is unfortunate what our "big brains" have lead us to teach our children.

The Logic 2 years ago

There are thousands of DNAs in the human body. So if another scientist selects one particular DNA from a particular human race from a remote place, such as someone from North Pole, and then you find the same DNA exist in an African, you can conclude that Africans came from North Pole. That same DNA will be found in the American Indian, the South American people, Asia, Europe and etc. What is the conclusion? They all, therefore, originated from North Pole! Come on people, scientist like you to believe their research work whether it is right or wrong. They want to play God! And they also say that humans evolved from the monkeys because there are more than 80% common DNS in the two species. Therefore ALL monkeys would have evolved into Humans and there should not be any monkeys left in the world. Why couldn't monkeys be evolved from human being? Ha Ha silly logics with DNA

Cantonese 2 years ago


1. The first inhabitants who you call black are people who are in between Ape and Australian aborigines

They look like this. The oldest people of China

2. It's true all race have common genetic origin with Africa.

3. The sacred Manchu dynasty are Tungustic people. Why are you claiming that's a negroid trait when that is a common trait among mongoloid itself?

junko 2 years ago

Cantonese, I understand your cantonese pride but not your total disrespect of all other commentors. It's about migration and evolution and the effect of the sun and the moon on the son of Man and his history in time and space. It's not about color or race its about man that is in question. It is stupid to call other people stupid and know nothing about them.

danco 2 years ago

i once read an interesting thing on the internet while looking for information on my test; and it pesrist on who were the first human race "blacks" excuse me cause I don't remember what site anymore but it also has something to do with Marcus Garvey : "we became black because we are so old" ( we are the oldest human being on eath)

Tiku 2 years ago

Love and peace all we are one and blacks they are our mothers and fathers this its known all along and some only try to ignore it but we are the one full stop.

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Nathan Orf 2 years ago from Virginia

@The Logic,

Do you know what mitochondrial DNA is? Mitochondrial DNA is passed from mothers to their children, and it is relatively unchanged from generation to generation. In fact, the mitochondrial DNA that each of us carries within our cells is so similar to that of our own mothers, that geneticists can trace the origins of any particular family. A few years ago, geneticists tracked down the "mitochondrial Eve" of sorts; a woman living in East Africa around 140,000 years ago.

To my present knowledge, there were no primates, monkeys, humans or otherwise, living in the North Pole at that time, and since mitochondrial DNA remains unchanged from generation to generation, that would seem to be the nail in the coffin for your argument.

In answer to your excellent question "Why couldn't monkeys be evolved from human being?"

You seem not to understand the basic premise of evolution, which is that, over time, any given species can adapt to its environment. Therefor, it would be illogical to argue that monkeys could have evolved from human beings. Monkeys have smaller, less developed brains, their behavior is not as complex as that of a human being and they are not as intelligent as you or I.

Animals, including humans, have a single biological purpose; to mate and spread their genes and ensure the continued survival of the species. Individuals with weak or irrelevant traits, in nature, rarely survive long enough to mate. The opposite is true of individuals with strong and relevant traits. They do survive, as do their offspring, and so on and so forth, ad infinitum. Or "monkey" ancestors " (the closest ones were chimps) were no different, and over time, they developed the necessary intelligence and behavior to bring about the modern enigma that is you. And me, and every single other person on the planet. All seven billion of us.

It really is quite mind boggling, and I don't blame you for not buying into the logic of it, but it does have quite a bit of scientific evidence behind it. Scientists do not try to play God; they ask questions and try to find the answer.

All of this comes from a person who does not, for a single moment, doubt the existence of God. After all, how could such a system as the one I have described be random?

Mable Carbin 2 years ago

Very interesting reading, I'm always intrigued about the history of African Americans and how we came to be here and who we are. Keep posting this type of information because I'm sure most blacks as I am would love to know this, where else are we going to read about this.

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junko 2 years ago

Ask your computer what you want to know. Mable.

like a sumbody 2 years ago

so what does this mean we're all originally black or something??

King Mandume 2 years ago

We all trying to fix,or up date about the history about africa. Some of the info,that the white people put on the books of history is basic on false info.I am give you some the kings and queen and go head do your resourch in. Queen Nginga Nbandi,king Ngola Kiluange,King Mandume Ya Ndemufayo,King Ngola kanini,King Mutu Yakevela,King Ngola Nbandi,King Ekwikwi 1 etc

Superman 2 years ago

The earliest humanoid race (Homo habilis) did originate in Africa but that does not make them African, they were simply Homo habilis. They later evolved into Homo erectus, which later evolved into Homo heidelbergensis and eventually, they became Homo sapiens, and finally Homo sapien sapiens (us). So as you can see, there really is no such thing as African or Asian or Chinese or white. We are all one race and that is Homo sapien sapien, or human.

SoWhat?! 2 years ago

So? Is that going to make any difference the way people are living now? What is the big deal about being black or white? What is your contribution to your being black or white. Which one would you choose if you were given the opportunity to choose the color of your skin. It is just color. Okay?

Brown 2 years ago

I am pure white ,my view: what is helping here is that all of us we have to know and respect each other as one, except that we are one, yes Tiku I am with you. But more than that let us be free from ignorance and racist disease.

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Nathan Orf 2 years ago from Virginia


In answer to your comment;

It might make some difference about how people see themselves in comparison to others. What all of these discoveries prove is exactly what you appear to be hinting at, that the "big deal" about being black or white really is skin deep.

No one makes a "contribution" to being black or white or any other shade. We are just born that way. As for "choosing" your skin color, why not ask a person who is multiracial; they deal with the question on a regular basis, so their view and perspective is necessarily going to be different from yours.

"It is just color. Okay?"

I'm glad you think so. Many others are not so generous in their worldview; racism is still out there, and articles like this help to keep it on the fringe, where people want nothing to do with it.

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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

I don’t think that some people who are commenting on this hub, have actually read the hub or only read the title, or if they did they did read it. They didn’t comprehend what they've read.

If there were no possible racial issues with Africans (negroid people, black people) being the original inhabitants of China. Why is that, when, Chinese DNA specialist, Jin Li the head of study, was asked, how he felt about finding that Africans were the original inhabitants of China, he said” “after I saw the evidence generated in my laboratory. I think we should all be happy with that. Because after all, modern humans from different parts of the world are not so different from each other and we are very close relatives.”

Why was he even asked that question if there weren’t any possible racial issues with the results of that study? Why would he say we “should all be happy with that” if he didn’t think there were those who wouidn’t be happy about that?

Or why would, Paleoanthropologist, Richard Leaky, say "If you get to the stage where you can persuade people on the evidence, that it's solid, that we are all African, that color is superficial, that stages of development of culture are all interactive, then I think we have a chance of a world that will respond better to global challenges."

Why did they make these statements if people are just making things racial, when they are no possible racial issues involved with what they were stating?

What, Jin Li and Richard Leaky said, is the essences of what this hub is all about.

If some of those commenting can’t understand or see what that is. I don’t think they really want to see it, or understand it.

Trinity 2 years ago

Why when the facts come out some people say oh it doesn't matter about what color we are all the same(BS). Like the man said the bible is mythology no proof behind it & where did you find how old the bible is in the bible, the bible was not wrote down till the A.D. so how could it be 4000 years. The tower of Babylon is not history but a story of how an energy in you was locked down by the brain. We all have different views so I guess we are all right in our own world.

Wen Ni 2 years ago

I am a chinese,first of all,i want to say,no,the first chinese are not blacks.

Because after 200000 years chinese already become east asian DNA and look,by your logic,all cilivzation are built by black which is lie.

Chines strat our history from North west of china around yellow river bank,the tribe is 6000 years ago,is called Huaxia or Huaxu tribe,that tribe are totally new era asian people which name is sino-tibetan people.

Go check by yourself,yangshao culture and longshan culture(6000 years ago)are chinese myth and history came from,that is Huaxia people came from,and Huaxia=chinese han.

Chinese and european scentctist dig the huaxua yellow river yangshao people's tomb,which found out these people who worship red color,dress silk robe are all O3a3acDNA family people,which is close to other tibetan races,like Qiang,Yi,Bai,etc

tell me since first ture chinese history and all myth came from Huaxia Tribe,since first dynasty Xia was build by Huaxia,since huaxia are totally O3DNA east asian sino-tibetan race,then what the hell that suddenly chinese history=africans?

so,are you here supposed to say morden china ,taiwan are blacks?because is same compare to 6000 years ago!that time chinese are already evloved into different race and people!

black only exist in taiwan and south china sea alongside SEA,and we never have connect with them!huaxia tribe came from yellow river and yangtez river.we are not whites we are not blacks,we are pride sino-tibetans kunlun huaxia family,which we will die for

john maximus 2 years ago

So many people are stuck in the racial area ... get over it and admit some humans were more superior than others hence the certain evolution of some coming off better then others. Live for the future forget the past .. we are too deep into minorities being a problem

Aaron_of_Portsmouth 2 years ago

The initial migration of "modern man" out of Africa would naturally lead to the obvious: That the first "Modern Humans" in China would be of African descent.

But the journey out of Africa wasn't a journey such as "OK honey, pack of the things and lets go to China. We should be there by next year."

No, it was a journey that took thousands of years to reach that part of the globe. And in the meantime, those original migrants underwent genetic changes, most noticeably those that dictated the outer appearance to cope with the change in the temperature and the amount of sunlight. Skin color would change over the centuries as well as body structure, etc.

But all the time the genotype and phenotype were changing we were always members of the same family---just transforming from immediate brothers and sisters to that of "cousins".

Somewhere in the eons that passed, we got fixated on our outer features, using that a determination of "who's of us" vs "who's of them".

It would seem that this concept of outer differences has affected our neural pathways in the brain, thus leading eventually to racism and what many social scientist refer to as colorism.

Now the task is to how to get us back as a species to the reality that we are all of one original race---the human race.

One way to help is through science--the modern day techniques to DNA analysis and related fields of study.

The other way is through Religion and its ever-present theme of all being created by the same Creator.

A basic principle of the Baha'i Faith, the latest of the World Religions is this: Religion and Science are in harmony and complement one another.

But so-called science theories which support race difference to the point of advocating the superiority of one race over another, and those mythologies and beliefs which exalt one race/group over another, are neither of science or Religion.

I'm continually fascinated and intrigued over how we have come to be: Of our diversity and of the various social and mental conditions we have imposed on ourselves, which now keep us apart and have forced the mind-set of "us vs them" at a most fundamental level of interaction.

Finally, if I may, I'd like to share this specific aphorism from "The Hidden Words" of Baha'u'llah, the Prophet-Founder of the Baha'i Faith:

"O CHILDREN OF MEN! Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in your hearts how ye were created. Since We have created you all from one same substance it is incumbent on you to be even as one soul, to walk with the same feet, eat with the same mouth and dwell in the same land, that from your inmost being, by your deeds and actions, the signs of oneness and the essence of detachment may be made manifest. Such is My counsel to you, O concourse of light! Heed ye this counsel that ye may obtain the fruit of holiness from the tree of wondrous glory."

I am Aaron, and I am originally from Mississippi, during the Jim Crow era, but now live in New England.

Fare thee well, to all.

kanchoTM 2 years ago

Why worry about our genetic make up and race divercity, human nature has evolved from strife of survival from enviormental conditions.

We are all moving in the same direction.. diverse and interactive. Searching for a holy grail bloodline will bring misfortune and further pregudice.

omar makai 2 years ago

if the DNA test proves that blacks were the first settlers in china........

therefore......i would say........blacks were the oldest humans.....on earth...

so proud to be a black..

Maat 2 years ago

LOL its amazing how readers like raheem and others are trying in any way not to state the obvious and that is black is black and that the very people the world see as niggers or urban people are the original man tht lived on every land mass on this planet. Example..before the incas, mayans mexicans thete were the Olemecs who came from Africa. Best way to look at this is to think of race mixing and a bit of gentrification. Lol I get it though, we have all been taught and brainwashed to believe there is no way blacks were the original man and woman.

Deo 2 years ago

Magnifique ! Ce monde ne date pas d'aujourd'hui ! Et il y a eu plusieurs cycles de vie depuis la nuit des temps. La source, reste la source, la matrice de l'humanité ! Il ne sert à rien de s'opposer ! Ce qui est, sera et tout découle de la même racine, l'ADN originel.

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Rodric29 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Interesting reading with merit. I would argue with it because DNA is not 100 percent reliable but I won't. My contention is that now that we have evidence, not proof, but evidence that Africa may have been the cradle of humanity what are we going to do with it?

How does it help an urban Black of America to know that all the races come from the same place that he does? How does it help him or her to think that of all the humans, his group did not change or adapt to the conditions of the earth the same way the other blacks did who now have pale skin and thin narrow noses.

Is it evolution? Are Blacks like monkeys from which humanity evolved now? Does it make Blacks feel special now?

We site science and DNA, but what that tells me is that we are a part of humanity that did not evolve like the rest. I was taught that all races evolved from Africans and the Blacks are the lowest form of humanity and Asians are the highest. I read it in grade school from a library book.

Just when I finally moved that out of my system I read about and listened to videos about how it might be true that all people evolved from Africans into what they are now, Europeans and Asians.

It doesn't make me feel special to know that a dead culture of Blacks lived anywhere first because my ancestors were stolen and made slaves of by the descendants of those Blacks who evolved into Whites and thought they were better because Africans did not evolve.

To me that is the conspiracy. It is a way for racist to give credit to the Afrocentric views and then put them down in the same breath.

I was offended by the video of the guy swearing and trying to instruct at the same time. What was that about? I was distracted by the accent of the person providing the information. He seemed angry and haughty.

Sorry if I ranted, but I still want to know now what? So what we were first? What is to be done with that knowledge?

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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author


thanks for commenting

What I'm about to say applies to all of my hubs

My hubs are providing information that people may find interesting

or that they didn't know about.

You and they, have to decide, if what you've read is of value to you and what you want to or should do with it.

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Rodric29 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

True, V and a very good response. I was in my feelings when I posted that too or I would have made a more sensible statement. It is up to us to decide how the info will influence us you are correct. Knowing that the world is a little different than we imagine, or should I say I imagined makes for great introspection.

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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

I Agree Rod!

Edwin cruz,,mustafa. 2 years ago

This very so very true and i believe everything i seen in the vidio.I will continue to learn from u brothers,for i need to know the truth.May Allah keep blessing us to seek knowledge.

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Rodric29 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I really like the images that were shown in the video about the features for the Olmecs. It really looks like the ethnic features of sub-Saharan Africans--pure ones! Not like the dark-brown mixed ones like most of us Black Americans, but the large lips and noses. I have an idea of what happened to that civilization if I am correct about them being Jaredites.

ThinkbeforeyouSink 2 years ago

This doesn't prove anything, i see all these comments about how africa is the first continent with people in it, I highly doubt that

Imagine the entire world with that much land that was undiscovered for so many years, for you to say that the first people were in africa is a bit unbelievable.

Im more than sure that there were people originating all over the world but were first to discover them in africa so you say they all originate from africa

when they don't

this article along with the pictures provided just looks like to me to be a chinese miners or chinese workers who worked all day and night and due to sun they got tanned

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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author


thanks for your comments.

I think you should heed your hubpage name.

Because you're arguing a point that this hub is not about.

You have to argue with the Chinese scientists who conducted the DNA studies, if you don't believe what they say.

You can believe or not believe, that's your privilege, but you have no facts or evidence, to support your beliefs and the Chinese scientists, do have facts and evidence to support their conclusions.

So if you were a betting man or woman, which ever applies, who would you place your betting money on, the person who has no facts or evidence to back up their beliefs, or the Chinese scientists who do and can back up their scientific conclusions?

Kaijuuaoiro 22 months ago

12 tribes of israel were black

Que 22 months ago

Is this a joke?

Curious 22 months ago

No offense

but does this research just give us Chinese the free pass to say the N word?

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Ryan Hildebrand 21 months ago from Pennsylvania

I like DNA supported claims although it is important to find corroborating research. For example, there is DNA evidence suggesting the first egyptians were white. Afrocentrists immediately get irate when you say that and claim "white bias" or a "white cover-up". Or, how bout Kennewick Man, who does not seem to have been "Native American." Interesting article. It'd be cool to see even more evidence and studies!

Afrocentrics 21 months ago

When will you give up? Look to Africa and promote it's rich history and cultures and not try to make cases based on rubbish. Apparently if you paint with the colour black or used the colour to describe hair or teeth then they're African. Funny how the first group of humans to leave the continent are African while later peoples are not. I'm not surprised that a lot of African-Americans believe this. I think they need it.

African 21 months ago

The Olmecs weren't black. A sculpture of a man with a broad nose proves nothing as different peoples around the world have broad noses. And the fact that there are Olmec jade pieces with narrow noses shows how stupid the argument is. (Stupidity has never stopped people before) Today's Africans and the first humans are very different people no matter the colour of their skin. I'm happy (it's not an achievement) I'm black but not because some ancient people to whom I have no connection may have shared the same skin colour. That shows you're insecure of your heritage. And afrocentricism today seems to little different from eurocentricism. Trying to promote the superiority of a group of people by distorting history.

African 21 months ago

Just wanted to add this. For all of you claiming that the Olmecs were African (even though there is no evidence to prove this) based on sculptures should know that Sinocentrics and Eurocentrics have done so also using sculptures as a base. Sorry but they're not.

Afrocentrists stop the racism and appropriation of cultures 21 months ago

Food for thought 20 months ago

Wouldn't all people who populate this earth be of african descent? Considering how shortly after modern humans evolved they moved out of africa in search of better foods? Or more accurately to follow the herds.

none if this is new. the only thing new is the color of a persons skin....which is soon becoming irrelevent to the survival of the human race. Tis all.

Food for thought 20 months ago

This comment and the one above....Just for others whose posts are about race and not believing where mordern humans orginated from....I would also like to add....wouldn't the advancements of certain societies be based on the the resources they had available and how recently they settled in they respective locations. hence why certain societies seem more advanced than others. Many white historians think many african societies weren't as advanced as other societies because many don't want to take the time to fully understand african societies. (that's to the native american, many archeologizts didn't realize some native american tribes hade a written picto language until recently)

I know some of this seems irrelevent....sorry.

Weeble 20 months ago

"Out of Africa"... I didn't realize this was still a debate. However wouldn't differentiation from that early humanoid by an indicator of the degree of evolvement? Regardless of reasons ie. resources, sunlight, tempetures etc modern humans evolved and became distinctly separate from each other, much like Homo sapiens are distinctly different from their genetic ancestors, albeit to a lesser degree. The evolution of a species will generally allow the sub species specialized traits to allow their particular survival in their local environment. This specialization will lead to culturalization differences based off the sub species priorities for survival and perhaps propagation. This in turn is the reason for a particular modern given "race" of humans to excel in academia, athletics, heat tolerance, cold tolerance etc. The value of these specializations will vary depending upon various factors at a given time in history, present and future.

Gideon Bingo Obore 19 months ago

All along I knew that Chinese had African origin. Thanks for this discovery.

Zoe 18 months ago

Finally, I knew why my hair looks like instant noodle! It's rooted in my genes!姐姐要去非洲还乡!

Tonnia 5 months ago

None of this surprises me because the bible states were all the people in each country comes from and how they became to be in these lands. Scientists and historians can do their research,but the bible is way ahead of man. If all nationalities want to find out the truth about how their true identity read your bible yourself and l mean properly not how churches have taught you or how schools have taught you, but one this l know no matter what colour, race or where we come from we All come from our very first parents wether you accept it or not.

Kartik 4 months ago

Indian/Pakistani Muslims and Palestinian Arabs relish with inventing their history over and over too.

What amazes me is Indo-Paki Muslims have names like Dhar & Cheema and they call themselves Arab Sayids.

Historian 3 months ago

This is utter nonsense. Mankind has been evolving for hundreds of thousands of years. Blacks today are not representative of prehistoric hominids. Look up the Hofmeyr skull, Cro-Magnon, Haplotypes, and so on. Connections to Africa do not mean the first Chinese man looked like someone from Detroit.

The claim that the "first Chinese were black" is meant to somehow give credit to modern blacks for things they have no connection to whatsoever. The first Chinese were proto-Mongoloids, and their descendants are Mongoloids. None of the people on here saying they're "so proud to be black" have any ties at all to the Chinese whether it was then or now. They're entirely unrelated. This is no different than someone trying to take credit for their 10,000th cousin 10,000 times removed about whom they know nothing.

The earliest proto-Negroid was found in Iwo Eleru and dated to ~11-12,000 ybp. The ancestors of Caucasoid and Mongoloid peoples both predate that, and none of them would have been classified as Negroid. Black people have evolved just as everyone else has evolved. They are not somehow a magical, static population representing the "original man." Peoples evolved to where they lived, and that evolution continued even for Sub-Saharan Africans.

Also, the last known shared ancestor between humans and apes was found in Europe rather than Africa. Based on the thinking applied by many on this page, Europeans should get credit for everything. If some prehistoric tie is enough to credit unrelated peoples with others' accomplishments, then surely a much more ancient link to Europe supersedes more recent links.

Ultimately, the ancestors of the Chinese belong to the Chinese alone. You can try claiming the proto-Mongoloids had dark skin, but they do not magically become Negroids or linked to modern blacks. There is no reason for a black person to say they're so "proud to be black" because of proto-Mongoloids. They were not Negroid then, and their evolution had nothing to do with Negroids.

Sands 6 weeks ago

You have to abandoned race and go with phenotypes. They're are 3 distinct phenotypes in "Africa" capoid, negroid, and congoloid. The San people are then older known and are not negroid and don't share characteristics with them. They are capoid and appear very Asian.

Saying everyone is African is using semantics to justify a superiority that is bullshit at best. It's like modern day racist claiming white superiority through Christ being white. Which is bs as well. I'm not denying life may have began in "Africa" but we are not "black"

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vveasey 6 weeks ago from Detroit,MI Author

Historian and Sands and all who think like them, or who are upset with what they've read.

Your argument is with the Chinese scientists, not with me or others.

The Chinese scientists did the research and made the statements . They didn't want to believe what they found out either.

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vveasey 5 weeks ago from Detroit,MI Author

DNA Studies Show That All Modern Humans Originated in Africa.

"If you get to the stage where you can persuade people on the evidence, that it's solid, that we are all African, that color is superficial, that stages of development of culture are all interactive, then I think we have a chance of a world that will respond better to global challenges." Richard Leaky, Paleoanthropologist.

batton 5 weeks ago

We all know that whites are originally, the albino form of the black african, that it was probably "racism" that drove them from the continent. This can even been seen today as in east africa many albino children are sacrificially killed and eaten for their "power". This migration is what brought about the Caucasian people, and the eventual conquering of the middle east, and Mediterranean. Some of these people stopped, the others kept migrating. The "whites" of this situation found the fertile lands, and learned farming techniques that were unusable in the hot dry African continent. There was also a continued migration. Into the steppes, and into northern India. These whites conquered the peoples of northern india and china, all the way to the Rus, because they were centrally located in the center of the asian continent. This is the reason northern indians are much paler while the southern indians are much much darker. And also why through the mountains of afghanistan, iran, pakistan, ect. There are "arabs" with stark red hear, facial hair, and blue, green eyes. It is also to be assumed that if albino africans created the white "race" then also there would be albino forms of the other "older" black migrations of peoples as well. Anyways after asia, and comming back west via a newer, northern route. They came down into europe. This is why that there are two "forms" of whites, you have the original out of africa Mediterranean whites, with darker hair, eyes, ect. Then you have the traveled whites, that have a touch of almost every distinction of human within. These people were explained many times by the romans, That they all had a great stature, bright red hair, blue eyes, pale skin, and were "different" than other darker humans, They required more water, could not deal with being thirsty, and didnt have "endurance strength" but "explosive" strength. After a long while, the centeral asain "whites" (the ones who stayed) were the first to master the horse. As the horse comes from steppes, The invasion of the huns, sythians, vandals, goths, Into roman land pushed many of the "older" whites westward. This is all that i have been able to conclude through my studies. The number one thing i am still missing, is how the nordics came to be and from were. as they seem different from the laplanders, or sami people. And also the dna tree of branches shows that most modern asians are a direct offshoot of the central asian (caucasians). I personally believe that all humans are the same and there is no race, just different color. But i also cannot deviate from the fact that one can look at hips, or skull, of an african and a european, and be able to tell its "race" as well. I believe that human kind is a mystery, and that no "missing link" that links them to apes will ever be found as well. (you can say that they found ) but i need more than a hip bone, a leg bone, and a piece of a jaw, to say that i knew that this is an ancient human. To me it looks more like a small, extinct ape, as well as scientist saying that it had small legs, and huge arms for tree swinging. I would also like to point out that the current idea... that humans miraculously evolved from an ape, but were unable to "mate" with the said ape... but were able to "mate" with themselves is insane.

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Elaine Lane 4 weeks ago

The oldest YDNA is of a black man that was fom South Carolina that could be taced back 334,000 yeas in ilwo in Nigeia and Cameroon!

The Caucasian cannot be older then the black man nor can the Asian!

china 3 weeks ago

hu shuo badao.胡说八道。呵呵

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