Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, October 18, 2003, 2:32|
In a message dated 2003:10:17 07:27:28 PM, markjreed@MAIL.COM writes:
>On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 01:05:08PM -0400, Paul Bennett wrote:
>> "Oriental" is considered racist?
>By some, yes. As with most such terms, it's purely a matter of perception,
>and what is politically correct changes over time, but "Asian" is currently
It is not so much Political Correctness as geo-cultural accuracy - hence
the National Geographic's current policy of using _Asian_ and _Asia_ versus
"Oriental" and "[the] Orient."
Nowadays, use of the words "Oriental" and "[the] Orient" smacks/smells of
exoticism and "Orientalism" - European conceptions and misconceptions of Asia
and Asians. It also creates the false dichotomy of "Orient" and "Occident."
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