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Old 02-21-2014, 07:37 PM
 
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You're totally right....Henan is north. I was thinking Hunan...

 
Old 02-22-2014, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Nanjing means the southern capital (or city).
Though Nanjing is in southern Jiangsu I believe, and north of the Yangtze.
 
Old 04-10-2014, 09:17 PM
 
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After spending 10+ years living and working in Shanghai/Zhejiang area, and now almost 3 years in Guangdong, I can honestly say I appreciate the Southern Chinese people much more than the "Northern" or Zhejiang/Shanghai people. I'm not very familiar with Dongbei (Northeastern) or Beijing people as I've only visited up there and not really lived for an extended period of time. I find the Southern Chinese people to be much more open minded, more western thinking, they have much better mannerisms and etiquette in many areas then other Chinese do. Guangdong people (Southern Chinese) do receive a lot of influence from Hong Kong, as well as the areas has been open to Westerners for a longer period of time then other places in China.
Zhejiang/Shanghai people are considered southerners in China.
 
Old 04-10-2014, 10:25 PM
 
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Zhejiang/Shanghai people are considered southerners in China.
Yes, Shanghai is the south although Shanghai dumplings and stuff remind me of north of the Yangtze.
 
Old 04-12-2014, 01:14 PM
 
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Yes, Shanghai is the south although Shanghai dumplings and stuff remind me of north of the Yangtze.
Shanghai is a special case. Almost all of its residents are transplants. Even the so-called local people are transplants of a few generations. Its culture is basically a potpourri with strong influence from Zhejiang and Jiangsu. The history of those xiaolongbao's are most likely less than 100 years go, or even 60 honestly.
 
Old 04-14-2014, 08:56 PM
 
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One particular difference is on the dinner table. Northern people tend to drink Chinese liquor to unconscious while Southern people know how to control to not get drunk. Normally you can find out if someone is from North or South by drinking.
 
Old 04-14-2014, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Shanghai is a special case. Almost all of its residents are transplants. Even the so-called local people are transplants of a few generations. Its culture is basically a potpourri with strong influence from Zhejiang and Jiangsu. The history of those xiaolongbao's are most likely less than 100 years go, or even 60 honestly.
Yes Shanghai isn't really an old city, it only really grew fast in the last century or so didn't it?
 
Old 04-14-2014, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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One particular difference is on the dinner table. Northern people tend to drink Chinese liquor to unconscious while Southern people know how to control to not get drunk. Normally you can find out if someone is from North or South by drinking.
Leherensuge: East Asian alcohol intolerance gene mapped

I wonder how true this is, but it could explain your observations. I know I myself have at least a moderate case of this, after a few pints I feel quite intoxicated. I get more sick if I drink a lot of spirits.
 
Old 04-15-2014, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Mohali
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In china Northern China and southern China are two regions.Inspide of that there are cultural differences between North and South China.like Language,wearing dreses and much more.
 
Old 04-15-2014, 06:58 AM
 
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Though Nanjing is in southern Jiangsu I believe, and north of the Yangtze.
Nanjing is mostly south of the river. Only a small part of it is in the north.

Anyway, it doesn't matter. Chinese south-north is defined by Qin mountain- Huai River, not Yangtze River.
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