Austro-Asiatic1 books in series
Black Civilizations of Southeast Asia Publisher's Summary
This book demonstrates that the builders of Southeast Asia's first civilizations were black people of Australo-Melanesian and Negrito type. This book does for Southeast Asian civilization what Professor Cheikh Anta Diop did for Egyptian civilization: it demonstrates it was been built by black people. The genius of Diop's demonstration is that he quoted the leading experts of the field to clearly make his case, even though the experts in question would have opposed his black origins position. The author of this book manages the same by quoting the leading experts of Southeast Asian archaeology in books and peer reviewed articles to clearly make his case. Most Internet articles that are quoted are from university and museum websites and sourced from the top professors and PhDs in the field of Southeast Asian archaeology. In chapter six, the author also explores the subject of the origins of the Austro-Asiatic languages by referencing genetics, archaeology, and linguistics by citing Encyclopedia Britannica, the journal Evolutionary Biology, and the work of Dr. Roger Blench.
This is a very sensitive subject and it would be naive to think that there will not be some nasty responses to this scholarly work. Whenever a book is written about the black origins of a civilization, some people will react as if the book is advocating for the inferiority of other races. The standard of such critique can be gauged from the complaint that the book highlights where civilization-builders are called "black and curly haired" but does not highlight the word "ugly". This is because the point of the book is to show the people were black and not show that someone thought they were ugly. Worse still, the same distorter claims "Throughout [the book] expect scholarship is ignored". This statement, from the person from the so-called Association for the History of Language, is a lie because the leading experts in the field are cited.