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Quotation by W.E.B. Du Bois
Histories of the world omitted China; if a Chinaman invented compass or movable type or gunpowder we promptly "forgot it" and named their European inventors. In short, we regarded China as a sort of different and quite inconsequential planet.
W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois (1868–1963), U.S. civil rights leader, author. (first published Feb. 1912). "China," vol. 2, The Seventh Son (1971).
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