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
2007/5/14, firstname.lastname@example.org <li_sasxsek@...>:
> > [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] 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".