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View Poll Results: Which asian country has the best women?
Japan 36 24.32%
China 23 15.54%
Singapore 6 4.05%
South Korea 44 29.73%
Other 39 26.35%
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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So what if Psy has more respect then William Hung? It doesn't change the fact that he became popular only because people found a chubby Asian guy doing a silly horsey dance funny.

I can tell you why Taekwon-Do became the most prevalent martial arts in the US. More than 1,200 Korean instructors had emigrated to the US by the early 1970s and opened a lot of dojos. Also there was a global campaign for Olympic acceptance. Anyone who study martial arts knows that the "Dan/Black belt" ranking system is a traditional Japanese mark of level and TKD got the rank system by copying it. The founder of TKD, General Choi lied about the history of TKD for years because he didn't want to admit that he copied Karate. Basically, there is no solid philosophy behind the creation of TKD and people who practice it don't even know the history of TKD. This is why no-one wants to create a TKD movie - It's uninspiring.
there is no history because its just that...a form of self defense created by the SK military during the 1960s

ssireum and subak with taekkyeon are the martial arts in korea with some history

anyways william hung is still worse then Psy....and that Last Dragon movie totally mocked chinese people

 
Old 04-10-2013, 06:29 AM
 
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there is no history because its just that...a form of self defense created by the SK military during the 1960s

ssireum and subak with taekkyeon are the martial arts in korea with some history

anyways william hung is still worse then Psy....and that Last Dragon movie totally mocked chinese people
Taekkyeon was a folk dance played at festivals, it was not an actual martial art. No matter what Koreans nationalists will tell you, Korea never really had a rich warrior culture. Korean martial arts such as TKD, Hapkido, Kumdo, Yudo, are copy versions of Japanese or Chinese martial arts or simply made up by self-proclaimed masters. Fighting and warfare wasn't a strong point of Korean culture.

Who cares about that Last Dragon when Chinese/HongKong movies like "Hero" can be #1 boxoffice in the US?
 
Old 04-10-2013, 07:52 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Taekkyeon was a folk dance played at festivals, it was not an actual martial art. No matter what Koreans nationalists will tell you, Korea never really had a rich warrior culture. Korean martial arts such as TKD, Hapkido, Kumdo, Yudo, are copy versions of Japanese or Chinese martial arts or simply made up by self-proclaimed masters. Fighting and warfare wasn't a strong point of Korean culture.

Who cares about that Last Dragon when Chinese/HongKong movies like "Hero" can be #1 boxoffice in the US?
The Chinese-language industry has been far larger and wealthier with a much larger domestic market and access to funding than the South Korean movie industry for a very, very long time. China's also had a much larger diaspora with much longer established communities than Korea has. I don't think it should be a surprise that China has had a much stronger impact. For a nation of its size and how recently it's become a developed country after spending a lot of time as one of the poorest countries in the region, (South) Korea's done pretty well for itself.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 08:05 AM
 
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Taekkyeon was a folk dance played at festivals, it was not an actual martial art. No matter what Koreans nationalists will tell you, Korea never really had a rich warrior culture. Korean martial arts such as TKD, Hapkido, Kumdo, Yudo, are copy versions of Japanese or Chinese martial arts or simply made up by self-proclaimed masters. Fighting and warfare wasn't a strong point of Korean culture.

Who cares about that Last Dragon when Chinese/HongKong movies like "Hero" can be #1 boxoffice in the US?
yes that is something chinese have excelled in...kungfu flicks

though it seems the world only wants kung fu flicks and takeout food from china

korea has you beat in other sectors....Music, Non-action films and television shows, electronics
 
Old 04-10-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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not a joke when a major movie production makes a movie about black kung fu
The Last Dragon - (Part 1) - 1985 Film - Oasis HD - Video Dailymotion

oh thats right....your that same guy who thought people who have the highest number of college graduates and highest income amongst asian americans have a naturally low IQ
Because low IQ, you even can't tell what is difference between average IQ and individual IQ. and you even can't tell low end imitation and real Kong Fu like Bruce Lee.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 12:58 PM
 
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yes that is something chinese have excelled in...kungfu flicks

though it seems the world only wants kung fu flicks and takeout food from china

korea has you beat in other sectors....Music, Non-action films and television shows, electronics
What are you talking about? South Korea does very well for itself especially given its small size but the overall global influence of China runs much longer and wider. It's why when you go to large parts of latin america that all east asians are often referred to simply as Chinos and why you have so many creolized versions of Chinese cuisine as part of various nations's cuisines.

If we're just talking about current trends then we have:

Chinese cuisine has been going through an explosion on both coasts of the US where people are giving up their americanized Chinese food and are trying soup dumplings, hot pot, cold noodles, hand pulled or sliced noodles, and a lot of other regional delicacies aside from the usual neighborhood takeout. China's electronic brands are doing the same thing as Japan and then South Korea did where they started out in the budget sector, but will likely expand at some point to actual market leads.

The music thing I agree is awful, but the same goes for most pop in East Asia which is ridiculously formulaic and seems to champion a barely pubescent view of relationships among other things. Television-wise, South Korea obviously gets it for its ability to export and its production values (though again, I find them terrible though China's is terrible along those same lines but with lower production values). Film-wise, South Korea does well but definitely in terms of art cinema and the fine arts in general, China is tremendously better than South Korea. Then there's the long standing sinophilic current that runs through a lot of the parts of the Western world where people learn about Chinese traditions and culture and sometimes devote large chunks of their whole lives to studying something like the works of one Tang dynasty poet.

Oh and China does do some trading in goods. It's pretty big in that, did you know? Or the individual contributions of Chinese scientists to global knowledge? Nobel prize winners? Any of that stuff matter?
 
Old 04-10-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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Because low IQ, you even can't tell what is difference between average IQ and individual IQ. and you even can't tell low end imitation and real Kong Fu like Bruce Lee.
those stats were the averages for indian-americans not individuals


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWVhiIisH30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0YDuSLXcX8
 
Old 04-10-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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Indian in U.S doesn't represent Indian IQ in average because of small number in U.S comparing to Indian in India, that is what said " average" .
 
Old 04-11-2013, 04:23 PM
 
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Koreans > Singaporeans > Japanese > Chinese. Yes, most Singaporeans are of Chinese descent, but I just find them more attractive for some reason. Don't even know why.
 
Old 04-11-2013, 07:40 PM
 
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I would say Chinese , Korean, Japanese.
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