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Old 11-09-2012, 12:10 AM
 
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[Beautiful China HQ] Fujian Province /

I visited in 2006, China is so huge but Fujian is definitely worth checking out. It has many natural sites, like Wuyishan, and cultural attractions like the Hakka long-houses, old town of Xiamen and Gulangyu island, Quanzhou with it's cosmopolitan history. Comparatively low density for a Chinese province, it also includes some of the wealthiest cities per capita in China like Fuzhou and Xiamen. Wuyishan was one of the most scenic places I have ever been to, taking a bamboo raft ride around the misty mountains was unforgettable.

 
Old 11-10-2012, 02:21 PM
 
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I dont know much about the province, but from what I have observed of the interactions of chinese in Chinatown in NYC, there seems to be a divide between the Fujianese, and cantonese/mandarin. It seems like the Fujianese are almost considered non-han chinese. Not that there is an open animosity, but it even seems like the Fujianese think of themselves as unique.
 
Old 11-10-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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Thanks trimac that is good information, that sounds interesting. I will think about hitting that area when I visit China.
 
Old 11-10-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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Fujian is one of my favourite provinces in China. Many of the Chinese that migrated elsewhere came from Fujian province. Quanzhou was once one of the most cosmopolitan cities in China, with communities of Arabs, Persians, Armenians, Indians and Europeans. I think Fujian is also one of the wealthier provinces in China by GDP, but a comparatively low population density compared to other provinces.
 
Old 04-28-2014, 07:44 PM
 
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Many of the so-called 'overseas Chinese' come from Fujian.
 
Old 04-29-2014, 02:21 AM
 
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Fujiannese are definitely Han Chinese. However, they have the most exotic accent among the regional dialects. Also, geographically, Fujian is cut off from the rest of China due to its mountainous terrain. It tends to have greater link with Southeast Asia economically than the rest of China.

It is wrong to claim that it is very unique just by looking at Chinatown. In the popular immigrant cities in China like beijing or shanghai, Fujiannese are not unique as a group at all. Just like immigrants from other provinces.

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I dont know much about the province, but from what I have observed of the interactions of chinese in Chinatown in NYC, there seems to be a divide between the Fujianese, and cantonese/mandarin. It seems like the Fujianese are almost considered non-han chinese. Not that there is an open animosity, but it even seems like the Fujianese think of themselves as unique.
 
Old 04-29-2014, 06:02 AM
 
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Fujiannese are definitely Han Chinese. However, they have the most exotic accent among the regional dialects. Also, geographically, Fujian is cut off from the rest of China due to its mountainous terrain. It tends to have greater link with Southeast Asia economically than the rest of China.

It is wrong to claim that it is very unique just by looking at Chinatown. In the popular immigrant cities in China like beijing or shanghai, Fujiannese are not unique as a group at all. Just like immigrants from other provinces.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--DnU743JLU

It's a totally different language, sounds very different to Mandarin.
 
Old 04-29-2014, 06:48 AM
 
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Many of the so-called 'overseas Chinese' come from Fujian.
many illegally on a boat.
Fujian is notorious for illegal immigration.
 
Old 04-29-2014, 06:59 AM
 
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I dont know much about the province, but from what I have observed of the interactions of chinese in Chinatown in NYC, there seems to be a divide between the Fujianese, and cantonese/mandarin. It seems like the Fujianese are almost considered non-han chinese. Not that there is an open animosity, but it even seems like the Fujianese think of themselves as unique.
only true among low-income overseas enclaves such as Chinatowns.
such divide doesn't exist in China at all. Fujianese and Cantonese are just two regular dialects among all.
the vast majority of Fujianese are han, so are most Cantonese.

Fujian is not an affluent province compared with provinces in its north (Zhejiang, Shanghai, Jiangsu) and comparable to the one in south (Guangdong). But overall it does OK.

In terms of GDP per capita, it ranks 9th in 2013 (US$9309)

Shanghai: $14442
Jiangsu: $12031
Zhejiang: $11033
Guangdong: $9430
 
Old 04-29-2014, 07:11 AM
 
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Yes. Fujiang is among the poorest province along the coast. So I do not understand why the fuss about fujian at all


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only true among low-income overseas enclaves such as Chinatowns.
such divide doesn't exist in China at all. Fujianese and Cantonese are just two regular dialects among all.
the vast majority of Fujianese are han, so are most Cantonese.

Fujian is not an affluent province compared with provinces in its north (Zhejiang, Shanghai, Jiangsu) and comparable to the one in south (Guangdong). But overall it does OK.

In terms of GDP per capita, it ranks 9th in 2013 (US$9309)

Shanghai: $14442
Jiangsu: $12031
Zhejiang: $11033
Guangdong: $9430
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