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Old 03-26-2014, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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In general people in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have more slanted eyes than those in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
Why did i rank them below the South Asian countries?
Why is Vietnam second and not first? French colonialism? Thailand is just as Asian as Japan if not moreso. It's as Asian as those countries. So is the test of SEA, or because of Indian influence it's somehow less Asian? Indian culture is as Asian as Chinese, if there's such a thing, the list is silly.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:01 AM
 
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Why is Vietnam second and not first? French colonialism? Thailand is just as Asian as Japan if not moreso. It's as Asian as those countries. So is the test of SEA, or because of Indian influence it's somehow less Asian? Indian culture is as Asian as Chinese, if there's such a thing, the list is silly.
It really is. I wonder if he thinks Buddhism (the majority religion in Oriental Asia) is a Chinese religion like most people think it is . It's actually from India. So, how is India not the most Asian country on his list, when India practically gave half of SEA and EA's identity?
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:00 AM
 
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It really is. I wonder if he thinks Buddhism (the majority religion in Oriental Asia) is a Chinese religion like most people think it is . It's actually from India. So, how is India not the most Asian country on his list, when India practically gave half of SEA and EA's identity?
Indeed, so called 'dharmic' religions have their roots in India. Ashokan Buddhist empire stretched as far west as Afghanistan, but now Buddhism I'd of course associated mostly with East Asia.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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It really is. I wonder if he thinks Buddhism (the majority religion in Oriental Asia) is a Chinese religion like most people think it is . It's actually from India.
from Nepal
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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In general people in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have more slanted eyes than those in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
Why did i rank them below the South Asian countries?
How did you based your ranking?
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:44 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Why is Vietnam second and not first? French colonialism? Thailand is just as Asian as Japan if not moreso. It's as Asian as those countries. So is the test of SEA, or because of Indian influence it's somehow less Asian? Indian culture is as Asian as Chinese, if there's such a thing, the list is silly.

Are you going to reply to my posts Davy?
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Why is Vietnam second and not first? French colonialism?
Yes but i do agree that Vietnam is the most Asian from tier 2.
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:14 AM
 
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every country on the continent of Asia should be in tier 1. Asians who were raised abroad should be in tier 2
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yes but i do agree that Vietnam is the most Asian from tier 2.
The French influence in Vietnam is not great. It's mostly some food like baguettes, but otherwise Vietnamese cuisine is pretty Asian. Needless to say, from the chaotic traffle, rag tag nature of everything, language and some strange foods Vietnam offers one if the biggest cultural shocks in Asia, which is partly a good thing.
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Old 11-27-2014, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Most to Least Asian...


Tier 1:
Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan

Tier 2:
Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines

Tier 3:
India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Tier 4:
The Stans

Tier 5:
Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran

Tier 6:
Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Yemen, Oman
This is absolutely ridiculous. "Asian" does not just mean "East Asian".
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