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Old 04-24-2019, 03:29 PM
 
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Western Asia (West of Caspian Sea) = Near East

Central Asia (East of Caspian Sea/West of China and India = Middle East

Eastern Asia (East of The Stans) = Far East
these terms were pre WWII.

after the war, Far East was reclassed to East Asia or Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia which is the current usage
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:16 PM
 
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these terms were pre WWII.

after the war, Far East was reclassed to East Asia or Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia which is the current usage
There is no such thing as pre/post terms. It is what it is.

Reclassed by who?
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:21 PM
 
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You could also place India in Central Asia (Middle East).
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:29 PM
 
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There is no such thing as pre/post terms. It is what it is.

Reclassed by who?
popular usage.

do you still hear/read Far East?
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:52 AM
 
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popular usage.

do you still hear/read Far East?
My friends in Japan use it all the time.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:46 AM
 
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My friends in Japan use it all the time.
they are behind of the times.

so maybe they are still calling the Asian Games the Far Eastern Championship Games?
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:17 PM
 
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they are behind of the times.
No, they have their own minds.
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:44 PM
 
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No, they have their own minds.
Far East, Near East, Middle East were terms made up by colonizers from Europe.

they might as well invent their own terms if they really have their own minds instead of using terms from a European perspective during colonial times.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:34 AM
 
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Far East, Near East, Middle East were terms made up by colonizers from Europe.

they might as well invent their own terms if they really have their own minds instead of using terms from a European perspective during colonial times.
The terms Near/Far East were not made up by colonizers or are you claiming that there was European colonization (as we know it) going on in Asia before the 1400's?

I was talking about my non-Japanese friends in Japan but i do know some Japanese people who uses those terms too plus Far/Near West, never heard Middle West tho.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:54 AM
 
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The terms Near/Far East were not made up by colonizers or are you claiming that there was European colonization (as we know it) going on in Asia before the 1400's?

I was talking about my non-Japanese friends in Japan but i do know some Japanese people who uses those terms too plus Far/Near West, never heard Middle West tho.
ok, it may not be colonizers but certainly the terms were from European perspective

using Near, Middle and Far certainly werent invented by Asian, whether the Chinese or Indians who have the oldest civilization.

it was not also invented by the Americans otherwise Far East would be Near West from their perspective.

so who was Far, or Near from whom?
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