It was not until around 20,000 years ago that the mongoloid racial type began to stabilize. This was the early Asian, or the proto-Asian type that developed from the Afrikans who migrated to land masses such as India and going out to the pacific coast of Asia. Because of the geographical differences between Africa and these new areas, the expressed physical features of the proto-Asians adapted to the various environments. The skin color and pigmentation levels now ranged from still black, to brown, and lightening to the yellows that we currently observe in some modern Asian types (e.g. Chinese, Japanese).
It is important to note that not only were the first inhabitants of all Asian land masses black, but that they brought with them language, civilization and culture; further developing that civilization as a black people for thousands of years after their arrival. For example: the first Chinese dynasty – the Chang (Shang/Chiang) dynasty, was a black dynasty.
Under the rulership of King T’ang or Ta, the Chang dynasty became the earliest documented dynasty of China (1500 – 1000 B.C.). This dynasty is credited with being foundational in Chinese development of civilization, bringing together all of the most important elements of the earliest Chinese civilizations (which were themselves predominately black and Africoid). The Chang were known as the Nakhi (Na: Black, Khi: man).
“The Chiang, who may have originally come from the west, were black. A present-day people, known as the Nakhi/Nasi consider themselves descendents of the Chiang. The name Nahki was apparently given to the Chiang by the Moso people, due to their darker complexion. Nahki means black man (Na = black; Khi=man). The Moso were also dark, but not as dark as the Nahki. These people currently live in the Tibetan mountains…” – James Brunson (African Presence in Early Asia)
The Chang dynasty established the beautiful form of writing known as calligraphy, which still exists today. The first Chinese Emperor was a woolly-haired black man, the great Fu-Hsi (2953-2838). Fu-Hsi is credited with establishing government, social institutions and cultural inventions.
South India presently has a large black Africoid population. Being that its inhabitants were at one time completely black, it is no surprise that all of the early depictions of the Indian Buddha were also black with Africoid features: wooly hair (in small curls or cornrows), flat face, broad nose and full lips.
Source: Light Words from The Dark Continent; A Collection of Essays, by Nibs Ra & Manu Amun Revised Edition, 2009