Vedic Culture in China predates the arrival of the Vedic Champa Kingdom’s gift of Rice to China. The same primordial Vedic imprints are there in both ancient China and Vietnam. Yet this Vietnamese rice didn’t reach China until 1000 years ago. This suggests that Vedic Culture was once Indigenous to both civilizations. ‘Champa Rice’ was originally introduced into Champa from Vietnam. It was later sent to China as a tribute gift from the Vedic Champa state during the reign of Emperor Zhenzong of Song (r997–1022). Champa rice is a quick-maturing, drought resistant rice that can allow two harvests, of sixty days each in only one growing season.
So what is the significance? Champa State was an ancient Vietnamese Hindu (Vedic) Kingdom whose capital was Indrapura (near the modern city of Da Nang) its last capital was called Panduranga (Modern Phan Rang). This Hindu Kingdom sent Champa Rice as a Tribute to the Chinese Emperor in the very late time period of 997-1022 AD.
The impact of this Champa Rice was substantial and completely Changed China’s agriculture and led to a population boom. In fact it was during the Song Dynasty Era that the Chinese Population increased to 100 Million after the introduction of Champa Rice to the Region. Despite the ongoing trade interaction between China and India it was not until only 1000 years ago that this Champa Rice reached China. Yet we find repeated and substantial examples of Vedic Culture at the core of Chinese society and culture that date back to the earliest phases of China’s recorded history.
As noted by the Ganshu China, Swastika funeral urn dated 2200-1800 BC. Seen Here.
CHARACTER TIAN FOR “FIELD”, A CROSS WITHIN A SQUARE, INSIDE A SWASTIKA, REPEATED 4 TIMES
MS in Chinese on red earthenware, Ganshu, China, ca.2200-1800 BC, 1 funeral urn, h. 32 cm, diam. 26 to10 cm, wide, near spherical
corpus with vertical ringlugs at the middle, tapering to a base which is a
little wider than the mouth, decorations in dark brown and light violet. Provenance:
Cemetery, Ganshu, China (2200-1800 -); 2. Private collection, Ascona,
Commentary: From the Yangshao Neolitic period, representing the oldest Chinese pictograms/marks/characters next to the Banpo neolithic village pottery ca. 4000 BC, and about 700 years before the oracle bones (MSS 2103/1-7), which is the earliest Chinese continuos writing so far. SOURCE
While the Vedic cultural artifacts date back to the beginning of recorded history common items like rice took until 1000 years ago to make it from Vietnam to China. This is highly indicative of the indigenous presence of authentically Chinese Vedic culture that was not reliant on outside influences but upon the primal links to reality and to God at the center of all History.
Specifically the SE Asian regions of Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Phillipines, the evidence reveals that the natives considered themselves to be just as much a part of Vedic civilization as the people of India.
Thus we see the greatest river in south east asia is called Me Kong or Ma Ganga. This is the primal name of the river, and it is still at the epicenter of SE asian civilization. It is not a new name given after they ‘converted’ to Hinduism.
None of these people, Including Indians called themselves Hindus. It is a foreign applied term based upon the Greek and Persian linguistic variations of the Sanskrit named River Sindhu. Today the term Hindu is the academic and legal definition applied to practitioners of religions rooted in the Vedic literature, rituals and sacred traditions.
This Vedic religion was surely once global for it is undoubtedly universal. Verily, True High Civilization is a direct gift from God. It is not the sole inheritance of any one group or society. It is eternal, undying and is directly correlated to societies connectivity to the source of all life.
As time passed, there was loss and cultural dilution. This combined with the outright hostility of later socio-political forces led to the virtual extinction of the many Vedic civilizations of the region.