U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 05-04-2014, 11:49 AM
 
448 posts, read 499,924 times
Reputation: 170

Advertisements

Japanese view Taiwanese and Mainland Chinese differently, not grouping in the same group.
While many westerners may viewed Taiwanese and Mainland Chinese as the same, or even viewed different asian countries as the same group. But many asians also like to view people of different western countries as similar or the same.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greysholic View Post
Do you have any idea how quickly the Chinese illegal sources of Japanese dramas/mangas/animes translate the language then put it on the internet so every Chinese(and Taiwanese lol,the language barrier doesn't exist when it comes to these stuffs) citizen can watch them immediately without knowing a single Japanese word?And in Baidu,people talk about Japanese stuffs all the time?

And I should've elaborate more specifically.Yeah the anti Japanese sentiment is somehow age related,but the difference between Taiwan and the rest of the Asian countries is that Taiwanese elders tend to be nostalgic to the colonized era because Japanese sort of tidied things up and the public security improved greatly,while the others resent Japan for their invasions.

Another indication of the amicable relations between Taiwan and Japan is the donation to the earthquake a few years ago.With a relatively small population,Taiwan donated more money than any other country in the world,even US.Japan still thanks Taiwan every March 11th since then.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-04-2014, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
9,781 posts, read 16,256,138 times
Reputation: 2833
Quote:
Originally Posted by lokeung) View Post
Japanese view Taiwanese and Mainland Chinese differently, not grouping in the same group.
While many westerners may viewed Taiwanese and Mainland Chinese as the same, or even viewed different asian countries as the same group. But many asians also like to view people of different western countries as similar or the same.
I think most countries make that distinction. At least at some level. I view Taiwanese as separate myself, as different from Chinese as Americans are from British.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-05-2014, 07:34 AM
 
1,011 posts, read 629,670 times
Reputation: 283
Taiwanese to Chinese is like Shanghainese to Chinese.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Postman View Post
I think most countries make that distinction. At least at some level. I view Taiwanese as separate myself, as different from Chinese as Americans are from British.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-05-2014, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Taipei
6,776 posts, read 5,128,008 times
Reputation: 4566
Quote:
Originally Posted by gen2010 View Post
Taiwanese to Chinese is like Shanghainese to Chinese.
Oh so this explains everything.
You're Chinese,lol.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-05-2014, 07:59 AM
 
1,011 posts, read 629,670 times
Reputation: 283
well, 1 in 5 people in the world are Chinese.

Chinese is the most spoken language in the world

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greysholic View Post
Oh so this explains everything.
You're Chinese,lol.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-05-2014, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Taipei
6,776 posts, read 5,128,008 times
Reputation: 4566
Keep telling that to yourself,poor brainwashed fellow,lol.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-05-2014, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
9,781 posts, read 16,256,138 times
Reputation: 2833
Quote:
Originally Posted by gen2010 View Post
Taiwanese to Chinese is like Shanghainese to Chinese.
Chinese have been settling Taiwan for over 500 years, longer than America, yet they aren't allowed to assert their own identity? The KMT or PRC doesn't speak for all Taiwanese...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-06-2014, 12:47 AM
 
6,726 posts, read 6,611,101 times
Reputation: 2386
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Postman View Post
Chinese have been settling Taiwan for over 500 years, longer than America, yet they aren't allowed to assert their own identity? The KMT or PRC doesn't speak for all Taiwanese...
Taiwanese and mainlanders are certainly different, but I connect with Taiwanese much more than I do with Hong Kongers.

In the US I have had quite a few Taiwanese friends, but not a single one from Hong Kong. Besides the fact we are both fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese students actually learned a lot about China in school. They knowthe names of Chinese provinces, major cities and so on. They are also very familiar with history of China. As a result we can always find something to talk about.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-06-2014, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
9,781 posts, read 16,256,138 times
Reputation: 2833
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bettafish View Post
Taiwanese and mainlanders are certainly different, but I connect with Taiwanese much more than I do with Hong Kongers.

In the US I have had quite a few Taiwanese friends, but not a single one from Hong Kong. Besides the fact we are both fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese students actually learned a lot about China in school. They knowthe names of Chinese provinces, major cities and so on. They are also very familiar with history of China. As a result we can always find something to talk about.
Oh yes I don't deny that...but perhaps because of the KMT they've been prevented from having a strong identity. Then again Taiwan isn't very far from mainland China.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-06-2014, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
143 posts, read 152,401 times
Reputation: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by gen2010 View Post
well, 1 in 5 people in the world are Chinese.

Chinese is the most spoken language in the world

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Unless I can use it in my Jeopardy game, it is all statistical junks with biased POV.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top