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Calling on Volunteers: Korean history errors on Wikipedia!

Unread postby wikipediawatcher » September 16th, 2017, 4:11 pm

Dear gentlemen and ladies,

how can we correct and preserve Korean history from trolls that incorrectly paint Korean history for political reasons? Intentionally wrong historical statements are made on Wikipedia regarding Korean history. Please guide me on how to monitor Wikipedia which is often referred to by novices to Korean history, including school children.

Even correcting these errors, trolls (usually Chinese trolls) making assertions about Korea.
In reality, Han Chinese had their population severely decreased and were enslaved massively by the Yuan Dynasty. In a culturally dishonest attempt, Chinese trolls attempt to paint a picture that only other Asians, particularly Koreans were enslaved by Mongols.

Any attempt to put balance into historical context the concubinage system of the Mongol court extending to mostly Han Chinese women and Han Chinese eununchs, Middle Easterners, and Eastern Europeans for context is immediately erased by the Chinese trolls. It is a sexist, and nationalistic attempt to legitimize Chinese enslavement of Korean and other Asian nations women. When in reality the Han Chinese population suffered the most under the Mongolian dynasty which was conveniently erased from Wikipedia. It is an attempt to divide the people of neighboring Asian countries by Chinese cultural chauvanists.

(Examples of Chinese wikipedia trolls trying to legitimize enslaving Korean people, particularly women..)
In the passage on the Yuan Dynasty:

"Shi Tianze was a Han Chinese who lived in the Jin dynasty.... Shi Tianze was married to two Jurchen women, a Han Chinese woman, and a Korean woman, and his son Shi Gang was born to one of his Jurchen wives."

"Massive numbers of Korean boy eunuchs, Korean girl concubines, falcons, ginseng, grain, cloth, silver, and gold were sent as tribute to the Mongol Yuan dynasty. .... The tribute payment brought much harm to Korea. It was considered prestigious to marry Korean women.
The entry of Korean women into the palace had an impact on relations between Korea and the Yuan. If anything negative happened to their families, Korea itself was blackmailed by the Yuan Mongol's Korean concubines. Great power was attained by some of the Korean women who entered the Mongol court."

"When the Mongols placed the Uighurs of the Kingdom of Qocho over the Koreans at the court the Korean King objected, then the Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan rebuked the Korean King,...higher than the Korean King, who was ranked last, ... and the Koreans surrendered last, and that the Uighurs surrendered peacefully without violently resisting"

In the passage on Koreans under Yuan:

"Koreans were classified along with northern Han Chinese of northern China as "Han", in the third class.
Massive numbers of Korean boy eunuchs, Korean girl concubines, falcons... were sent as tribute to the Mongol Yuan dynasty..... It was considered prestigious to marry Korean women.
The entry of Korean women into the palace had an impact on relations between Korea and the Yuan. If anything negative happened to their families, Korea itself was blackmailed by the Yuan Mongol's Korean concubines."
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