Unformatted text preview: Ouyang Xiu also writes of Africa to convey the country of Kenya in a more derogatory way. He says “Its people are black and their nature is fierce. They do not trade he says but drink heavily. He believes they are savages, “Their bodies are black a lacquer and they have frizzled hair”. He believes their only worth is in slavery. Again this source is unreliable because he is only telling the story through his eyes but is trying to educate others when he lets his emotions into his teachings. If one was to trust the arguments made in the documents one would be led to believe Africans are ignorant savages. But just because someone is different from another it does not make them insignificant or superior. China’s first impression of China if the documents were to be believed would be a wrong one....
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- Spring '10
- Amy Callaway, Africa. Ouyang Xiu, Tang Dynasty period, Duan Chengshi, Liang Cai