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Re: Confucius and the rectification of names

From:Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 22, 2007, 15:21
I'd intended to send this question to the list, but ended up sending
it only to Dana instead. Thanks to him for pointing it out. (:

"ObConhistory: anyone has designed conflicts within nations such as the
China-Taiwan one?"


2007/5/14, <li_sasxsek@...>:
> > [] On Behalf Of Mark J. Reed > > > FWIW, nationality is my default interpretation of words like > > "Chinese".. The ethnicities don't map well to political borders in any > > event, but I would usually say "of Chinese descent" or similar. > > Of course, that leaves us needing to distinguish somehow between the > > PRC and the ROC. We have "Taiwanese" for the latter but "Chinese" is > > still ambiguous in isolation. > > Having worked with many Chinese, I can say they still use that term whether they > come from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia or even places like > Vietnam or the Phillipines. "Taiwan" also is still officially called the > "Republic of China" (中�A民��=Jhonghuá Mínguó). > > > > "Mainland Chinese' is a mouthful, and > > "Red Chinese" seems to be politically incorrect these days. > > Politically incorrect, but technically the PRC is still "red". >