He Xin (1949-) is a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Dude became a schizo in 2010s and claimed all of Greek history and western history thereof were systematically falsified.
>When I was a young man, I read Gu Zhun's The Political System of Greek City-States where he talked about the origins of Greek democracy, and I admired it as an ideal model of political culture. In my early years, I read Hegel's Lectures on the History of Philosophy and was deeply moved by Hegel's remark that Greece gave Europeans a feeling of returning to their homeland.
>Hegel's lectures on Greek philosophy were not only vivid but also profound, and they used to be the enlightening reading that guided me to understand what philosophy is. When I read History of the Peloponnesian War and Pericles' Funeral Oration in my early years, I was very impressed. That's why I also admired Greek civilization, marveling at the beautiful scenery of the Mediterranean Sea, and marveling at how the thinking and culture of the city-state of Athens, as a small state, could be so great, profound, outstanding, and brilliant that the colonies were so far-reaching and influenced Europe, Africa, and Asia.
>However, when I studied world history systematically after my middle age, I gradually found that the Greek, Roman, and Indian histories described in the West became more and more confusing to read. Not only are the sources of the documents ambiguous, but the so-called archaeological artifacts are often falsified by later generations and are full of loopholes.
>Moreover, the legends described in Homeric epics are all set in Asia, and have nothing to do with Greece and Athens, a poor peninsula with desolate mountains. Later, when I studied the history of the Jesuits and Masonry, I found that the so-called ancient Greek, Roman, and Indian histories were in fact all pseudo-histories created by the European Papacy and the banking capitalist groups after the Renaissance, in an organized and systematic way.
>As a result, I published a series of subversive works, including An Examination of Greek Pseudohistory and A Continued Examination of Greek Pseudohistory[i].
>The main arguments are summarized as follows:
There was never an Athens-centered ancient Greek civilization in history.
>1. There never existed in history a Greek empire or dynasty with Athens as its center (capital city).
The modern Greek Republic and the Greek Kingdom did not exist in history. In the early 19th century, some Greeks from the Greek peninsula established a secret organization "Friendship Society" (a branch of the Grand Orient Lodge of Freemasonry) in Odessa, Ukraine, to promote the Greek independence movement. On March 25, 1821, a war of independence against the Ottoman Empire broke out in the Greek peninsula, and the independence of the country was declared. Thus a new state, the Greek state, was established by Britain, France, Russia and Germany, in accordance with the political and cultural needs of the West.
>2. There never existed a Greek civilization or cultural region centered on Athens in history.
>3. There never existed in history a so-called "Greek nation" with ancient Athenians as the core group.
The West recognizes that the modern Greeks are not the same as the ancient Greeks and that they are not related to each other. Modern Greek peninsula people belong to the same ethnic group as Albanians and Slavs.
The Book of Jericho of The Old Testament holds that the ancient Greeks were a branch of the Jews (Hellenes) from the promised land of God in the crescent of Western Asia (Israel).
>4. There never existed in history a large Greek colonial power with Athens as its central capital spanning Europe, Asia and Africa.
>5. The present Greek peninsula was not called Hellas in ancient times, but Greece, etc.
>6. The name Hellas was from the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the Asia Minor peninsula.
In other words, there are regions in Asia Minor with the ancient name Hellas.
Asia Minor and the Syrian region had a long history of ancient civilization. After the Renaissance, it was transplanted by Western writers to the Grecian peninsula, centered in Athens, so that the Grecian peninsula was called Ancient Hellas under a false name, transferring many myths, philosophies and ancient civilizations originating in Asia Minor and Western Asia.
Modern Westerners faked an Acropolis and faked dubious archaeological finds and artifacts, including certain Cretan ones (the ruler of Crete was said to be a bull-headed king - the Minoan myth).
The falsified Athenian Greece was then falsely claimed to be the origin, center and dawn region of Europa (European) civilization, while becoming the opening chapter of world history compiled by the modern West.
There is no historical Athenian civilization in the east - the falsified Hellenization process
>1. The so-called Greek mythology of Homeric epics and the Zeus genealogy, whose prototype actually came from the present Turkish region of Asia Minor, had nothing to do with Athenian Greece. The famous goddess "Athena" is a strange deity made up by the modern Western literati after the Renaissance.
Homer himself is also a legendary figure of unknown origin, age, and even gender. The so-called Homeric epics themselves are also of unknown origin. However, modern Western scholarship generally acknowledges that the legend described in the epic has nothing to do with Athens, Greece, but is based on some ancient legends from the region of Asia Minor, where Turkey is located today.
>2. Greek philosophy originated and flourished in Asia Minor on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Most of the so-called "Greek philosophers and wise men" were from Asia Minor or the Italian peninsula.
>3. The so-called "Greek" history is mainly the legends and history of Asia Minor. The famous historian Herodotus (a legendary figure), is also a native of Asia Minor.
>4. Most of the Greek-style architecture and ancient sculptures, such as the famous Doric order, Ionic order, Corinthian order, etc. - the prototype is not from Athens or the Greece Peninsula, but from Asia Minor, that is, today's Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Turkey, and can still be seen in the large number of ancient architectural wonders preserved there.
>5. The famous story of Alexander's conquest and the so-called "Alexander's Empire" are completely fictitious histories based on myths and legends of modern Europeans after the Renaissance.
>6. There is no Hellenization process in history, that is, the so-called spread of Athenian culture to the East and Asia.
>For testimony of above, please refer to He Xin's book An Examination of Greek Pseudohistory (2013-02/Beijing Daily Press - formerly Concentric Press) and A Continued Examination of Greek Pseudohistory and other works (2015-06/China Yanshi Press) for details.
Pics related are the cover of his book An Examination of Greek Pseudohistory
(《希腊伪史考》) and a mockup made by chinese internet titled An Examination of He Xin Pseudo-human