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Another front opens in the China-Korea history wars

Korean textbook writers have fired the latest salvo in the ongoing history wars between the ROK and the PRC. The textbooks have been revised to describe the Korean Bronze Age as starting 1000 years earlier than previous claims. The new textbooks date the beginning of the Bronze Age to about 2000 B.C.E. Further revisions state that “the Gojoseon Kingdom, believed to be the first in Korea’s history, was firmly established by Dangun in 2333 B.C.” Some believe the changes to be a direct response to claims made by China’s Northeastern Project that called the Goguryeo (Koguryo) Kingdom (37-668 AD), “a part of Chinese history.” These claims were also at one time posted on the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s web site. I don’t see a truce coming any time soon.