Are you going to extend the Great Wall beyond Korea to the world?
Are you going to extend the Great Wall beyond the Earth to the Moon?
Recently, VANK has analyzed 40 world history textbooks published by major publishers such as Dorling Kindersley(DK), Glencoe, Times, National Geographic, McDougal Littell, Oxford, Pearson Longman, and Apprentice Hall.
The result came out as only 4 books accurately depicted the eastern end of the Great Wall as Shanhaiguan in Hebei Province, near Beijing on the map. However, 7 books depicted the Great Wall as far as North Pyeongan Province and South Pyeongan Province, and 29 volumes depicted the Great Wall as far as Sinuiju and the Amnok River(Yalu River).
Today, 15 years after the Northeast Project (2002-2007), China has removed the traces of Goguryeo Bakjak Fortress near Amnok River from the world history textbooks published by famous publishers around the world, and had built Hushan Fortress on the zone, stubbornly insisting that the fortress belongs to the Great Wall.
What is more serious is that the Great Wall of China is a representative cultural heritage of China that is essentially introduced in famous world history textbooks.
In these world history textbooks, stories about the Great Wall and Emperor Qin Shi Huang are all introduced, but China is secretly stealing the history of Goguryeo and Balhae of Korea using the Great Wall, which is their representative cultural heritage.
If we cannot stop the Chinese government from extorting the history of Goguryeo and Balhae through the Great Wall, in the near future, teenagers worldwide will naturally perceive the history of Goguryeo and Balhae as Chinese history.
American World History textbooks, in particular, are studied by American junior high students. and the distorted perception of history acquired in junior high can have a major impact on them as they become adults.
American textbooks are revised every six years, and California textbooks in particular were revised in 2016 and will be done again in 2022. Accordingly, VANK will inform publishers of the distorted history of the Great Wall not only for California, but throughout the United States, and work on revisions.
Therefore, VANK intends to expand Chinas distortion of the Great Wall not only as a problem of Korea and China, but also to China and other countries around the world.
For this to happen, VANK created posters in Korean and English saying,
“Are you going to extend the Great Wall beyond Korea to the world?”
“Are you going to extend the Great Wall beyond the Earth to the Moon?”
and started a campaign on social media to tell the world of the issue.
The poster parodies that China’s reckless expansion of the Great Wall continues to the world, and leads to a Global Petition to report the international community of China’s distortion of the Great Wall which is stretching like a rubber band.
VANK believes that if we leave the world map in the textbooks with the Great Wall extending all the way to the Korean Peninsula, one day, China will be able to demand that the international community recognize North Korea’s territory as China’s territory based on the Great Wall.
Therefore, VANK expects Korean netizens and overseas compatriots to actively participate in the campaign to distribute Digital Posters, join Global Petition, and to send letters of protest to these textbook publishers.