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Old 09-10-2013, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Not so much in a political sense at the state level, but how do most Indians view the Chinese people, culture, history, traditions, and how do Chinese view Indians?

Are the two peoples largely unaware of each other?

Do they see each other as both the main civilisations in Asia, both with very long, venerable histories/traditions?

The interchange between the two historically has mainly been through trade, and also religion with Buddhism spreading to China. Is there any tangible Sinitic influence in India? Maybe the introduction of tea, although that may also have arisen in India, same with rice.

I know some coastal ports in South India have Chinese influence, and some even have cultural practices inherited from the Chinese who settled and traded there.

 
Old 09-11-2013, 02:43 AM
 
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People in mainland China do not know much about India, neither are they interested. You do not hear people talk about India at all.

In the US and Canada, Chinese and Indian immigrants are often in the same niche (e.g. software engineers), so they help each other and smear each other, depending on the specific situation.
 
Old 09-11-2013, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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People in mainland China do not know much about India, neither are they interested. You do not hear people talk about India at all.

In the US and Canada, Chinese and Indian immigrants are often in the same niche (e.g. software engineers), so they help each other and smear each other, depending on the specific situation.
Yes I think the place where Indian and Chinese cultures comes together most is Malaysia and Singapore. From the 19th century the British brought in and encouraged labourers from India and China, hence there are large populations of these two ethnic groups today. Those in Singapore in particular, the younger generation, identify more as being Singaporean. In Malaysia the Hindu Indians and Chinese tend to be united by being 'non-Bumputra' (non-natives).
 
Old 09-11-2013, 10:39 AM
 
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I heard the Chinese are good friends with Pakistan but it could be more for military not cultural
 
Old 09-11-2013, 06:42 PM
 
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I heard the Chinese are good friends with Pakistan but it could be more for military not cultural
China has had border conflicts with India, but I don't think they're enemies or anything. They might see themselves as rivals, of sorts, although in terms of economy, development (for all the talk about India eventually catching up) China is streaks ahead.
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