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I've already known about Vijay Prashad's book on the Afro-asian connection, but while doing some research this morning for The Emperor's Heart, I discovered a) there's not just chinese people who share a lot of black features, but a longstanding historical population of black folks in China, and b) Kunlun Nu, a 9th century wuxia novel about a black slave who is a taoist master, badass fighter, and possibly immortal.

Also: slavery, magical negro, and helps the couple achieve true love? Uh. I have to wonder what the full social context was back then.

Still, black taoist master.

Date: 2009-05-28 05:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
huh. Kunlun Nu sounds intriguing (in rather a o_o way). I see that someone has the 1967 English translation checked out from the library I'd try first, but I've added it to a list. Thanks.

Date: 2009-05-28 09:58 pm (UTC)
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I'm more intrigued by the whole "kun lun = black asian" thing, as the Kun Lun mountain range is where the immortal toaist saints tended to hang out, and even bizarrer, according to this, there's a mad theory that the queen of sheebah some how also mixed up with the kunlun mountain range.

So I'm all kinds of confused now.

Date: 2009-05-28 11:44 pm (UTC)
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Ooo... fascinating links. Thank you!

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