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Old 11-11-2014, 07:33 AM
 
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Comparing a Manchu from China and a Balinese from Indonesia, you can clearly SEE the difference. It's much larger than the difference between the features of a Swede and a Sicilian...

But in between, large areas have people who have the features of both East and SE Asians - South China comes into mind - as well as Vietnam. Other parts of SEA also have people who identify as Southeast Asians but are mostly EA (e.g., Thai Chinese).

The physical difference between EA and SEA from both extremes is as far as Scandinavia to Arabia IMHO.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:27 PM
 
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Filipino culture, though still traditional in Asian style, is a lot more different than E Asia and other parts of SE Asia. They may view themselves as Asian in western countries, but other Asians in western countries usually do not.
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Old 11-27-2014, 02:36 PM
 
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I think there should be only 3 divisions of Asia: East Asia (the Far East, Southeast Asia, Siberia, and Central Asia), South Asia (the Indian Subcontinent), and West Asia (The Middle East and the Caucasus countries of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan).

I think that the ancestry and physiology of East Asians, Central Asians, Siberian natives, and Southeast Asians is very similar, and the cultures are to some degree.

South Asia and West Asia have their own distinct cultures, though there was some interaction.
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:56 PM
 
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Even Southeast Asia is not homogenous. The native cultures of maritime Southeast Asia is more similar to the small islands in the Pacific, while mainland Southeast Asia is more similar to Southern Chinese
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:49 AM
 
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Most really don't care. Most Chinese don't know and don't care about most foreigners except the Japanese due to their frequent "appearance" on television in China by Chinese actors. South Koreans appeared on music shows in China until a few years ago and a few South Koreans speaking mandarin acted in China . Other countries are not well known by a typical Chinese without overseas experience.

HK and Macau residents are the main exceptions. People have more contacts with foreigners and different nationalities are viewed differently. Southeast Asians are not strangers because many families hire them, living in the same places and eating the same food but different languages. Westerners are , as a FACT, more distanced from the Chinese in HK and Macau in daily lifes, with opposing views , very different diets and lifestyles. For example, many westerners like to goto bars, most Chinese and other Asians in HK including southeast Asians do not. Also, both Chinese and southeast Asians were ruled or invaded by western powers, this is an example of something common. Needless to say, Chinese also find Korean and Japanese cultures more similar than western culture, because common things like eating rice , using chopsticks and working long hours.


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Some Chinese mock every neighbor. In Chinese language, there are racist terms for Japanese, Koreans, Russians, Mongols, Indians, Vietnamese... you name it. All neighbors mock Chinese too, and often have derogatory terms to use.

It is very normal for a big nation with thousands of years of history, because essentially every neighbor had been an enemy at some time. But it would be silly to believe every Chinese is racist. Most don't even care about the race thing.

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Old 07-03-2019, 05:01 PM
 
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Forgive me for not reading others' comments, but the appearance and culture of East Asia is just TOO DIFFERENT to lump them together. Besides, you are leaving out others on the Asian continent. The women and men who prefer to date East Asian rarely ever are interested in South Asian, bu sometimes dating sites mix them all together and the South Asian men gets butt hurt when they are rejected. It really hurts more than helps. It needs to stop. Although some Hawaiian/Polynesian look a bit Asian, that is another group now lumped in with East Asian, but the two cultures are just two different.
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:05 PM
 
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CHINA invaded or MASS-immigrated to many other Asian countries and THAT is the main reason their are so many Chinese traits in those countries.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:24 PM
 
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Even Southeast Asia is not homogenous. The native cultures of maritime Southeast Asia is more similar to the small islands in the Pacific, while mainland Southeast Asia is more similar to Southern Chinese
yes agree South East Asian not Homogenous , I saw Javanese, Cambodia and Thailand almost similiar like traditional clothing and cultural dances

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrFQ9fCqKJ4
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Old Today, 05:02 PM
 
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CHINA invaded or MASS-immigrated to many other Asian countries and THAT is the main reason their are so many Chinese traits in those countries.
Actually most Chinese in Southeast Asian countries are descendants of refugees.

There were three waves of migration from China, around 1640s, 1860s and 1940s -- all after major political upheaval.

Even as 1790s. In Hawaii, it was found out that some Chinese immigrants already served in the Hawaiian Kingdom by that time.
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