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    Racism in China

    Is there racism in China?

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    Of course.

    Where isn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossel
    Of course.
    Where isn't?
    I don't think there is Racism in China.....
    In all country's there is Racism, skin color, the kind of work you do, how many kids you have etc etc.. Racism is everywhere in the world....

    have a look over here, maybe you like the info:

    http://app1.chinadaily.com.cn/star/2...17/cu18-1.html
    http://app1.chinadaily.com.cn/star/2002/0905/vo2-2.html
    http://www.andresgentry.com/thoughts..._in_china.html
    http://www.china-visa.cn/china-annoyances.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch Baka
    I don't think there is Racism in China.....
    In all country's there is Racism, skin color, the kind of work you do, how many kids you have etc etc.. Racism is everywhere in the world....
    have a look over here, maybe you like the info:
    http://app1.chinadaily.com.cn/star/2...17/cu18-1.html
    http://app1.chinadaily.com.cn/star/2002/0905/vo2-2.html
    http://www.andresgentry.com/thoughts..._in_china.html
    http://www.china-visa.cn/china-annoyances.htm
    First you say there isn't, then you say there is in every country ??


    Ofcourse there is, also the Chinese are very conservative.
    I had no issues with racism though Only all of the people staring at me like I was an alien
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    WARNING OF WHAT I'M ABOUT TO WRITE, TAKE IT TO NO OFFENESE. ITS THE STEREOTYPE, NOT MYSELF SPEAKING!!!!


    Well. Duh. But... like in America, there are steriotypes on chinese like... they all have accents, all smart, all short, ext. In China, the stereotypes for Americans are they are all obese or they are all anerexic, they all have accents, they are all clumsy, dumb and tall. Hahaha!
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    Well...I am of chinese origins and when speaking chinese, I noticed that there was 2 mains groups: The people called litterally "Yellow-kind-humans" and "Ghosts" for foreigners ^^'
    For exemple I often hear the term "black-ghost" for dark skinned people and "Ghost" for caucassians...

    Dunno about the main mentality though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer
    Well...I am of chinese origins and when speaking chinese, I noticed that there was 2 mains groups: The people called litterally "Yellow-kind-humans" and "Ghosts" for foreigners ^^'
    For exemple I often hear the term "black-ghost" for dark skinned people and "Ghost" for caucassians...

    Dunno about the main mentality though...
    the 'evil' term is used for any countries other than china.
    i don't think it's racist, it's just habit for the elderlies. and the 'evil' term is not only used when talking bout race, it's used anywhere in the language, just like the word 'damn' in english.
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    Yes, but despite such language being used, I would reckon that it's no more than just a habit. You'd be surprised at how many people in China have inferiority complexes (to do with upbringing and an adverse quality of life).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supervin
    You'd be surprised at how many people in China have inferiority complexes
    An inferiority complex is actually quite often reason for racism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossel
    An inferiority complex is actually quite often reason for racism.
    It would depend on what the inferiority complex relates to, i.e. whether to race specifically or the individual as a whole (the latter being no self-esteem).

    Racism can exist whether there is an inferiority complex or not; I would say that there is no direct correlation per se, but the existence of an inferiority complex can reduce racist tendencies, because of the lack of pride.

    An inferiority complex relating to race causes those who have it to 'look upward' towards other races that are perceived to be more 'superior' while being ashamed of one's own.

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    Well...let's say that depending on where you go the "racism" level will differ, from simple curiosity (if that can be considered racism) to total denial

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    Racism is everywhere where its now popular to hate on whites.

    Nah it isnt too widespread but, thanks to america and the worlds jeliousy/genuine disgruntled earned contempt for it, hating white folk seems to be popular because while a black man or indian could shout racist and it would be taken seriously, hating on whtie folk seems just a tad more acceptable.

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    chinese tend to view caucasians and japanese more the more superior. but blacks and middle easts ppl as inferior beings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warakawa
    chinese tend to view caucasians and japanese more the more superior. but blacks and middle easts ppl as inferior beings.
    Actually, that is untrue. While most of them may be impressed by the quality and creativity of Japanese products, they are definitely not viewed as "superior" by any stretch of the imagination. I suspect the mindset is that these Japs had a head-start but the Chinese will soon catch-up and perhaps, surpass(?) them, faster than they would of the Westerners at this point in time.

    Furthermore, I don't think all caucasians are viewed as superior, only certain Westerners - probably those from countries viewed as economic successes. I won't be surprised if the general consensus is that the major powers in WW2 (e.g. Americans, Germans) are probably viewed far more positively than east-europeans or mediterraneans.

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    Actually in Asia (not just China) people look down on dark skin people, because they represent the lower class they tow in the fields hence they are dark.

    On the other hand, the light skin people (Asians included) represent the higher class because they don't need to work in the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minty
    Actually in Asia (not just China) people look down on dark skin people, because they represent the lower class they tow in the fields hence they are dark.
    On the other hand, the light skin people (Asians included) represent the higher class because they don't need to work in the field.
    In Asia?? Does this include japan?? Dark skin was a trend in Japan a couple of years ago. You overgeneralize too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osias
    In Asia?? Does this include japan?? Dark skin was a trend in Japan a couple of years ago. You overgeneralize too much.
    When people say ..."In Asia people do...." it means the majority. For examples Chinese eat dogs, French eat frogs...etc. I find you don't understand what people are talking about at times.

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    Anyway I donft think fashion trend is correlated to whether Japanese look down at dark skin people or not. I mean in Western countries, white people like to brown their skins under the sun to look tan but this does not mean there is no racism against minorities such as Blacks, Hispanics or Asians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minty
    Anyway I donft think fashion trend is correlated to whether Japanese look down at dark skin people or not. I mean in Western countries, white people like to brown their skins under the sun to look tan but this does not mean there is no racism against minorities such as Blacks, Hispanics or Asians.
    I mean, dark skin can't become trendy if japanese look down on people with dark skin. These girls are black-wannabes.. Racism in Japan is not based on the color of the skin, perhaps a little different from China, or "the majority of asia".
    Last edited by osias; May 30, 2006 at 03:41.

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    Are you just going to give a link, or some further information about the link and the topic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWThomas
    Is there racism in China?
    sure racism in China against Japanese because they were defeated by "Japanese student" or by "little Japan". Chinese had never thought Japan a nation respectable though Japan is the first Asian nation that has been listed in the world's most developed countries, and is the first one that had beaten westerners out of Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscreature
    sure racism in China against Japanese because they were defeated by "Japanese student" or by "little Japan". Chinese had never thought Japan a nation respectable though Japan is the first Asian nation that has been listed in the world's most developed countries, and is the first one that had beaten westerners out of Asia.
    oh come on..

    are we gonna talk again bout china-japan relationships based on blabla history blabla wars blabla hate ? i thought it's all over the forum already, and it's all a dead end.
    fighting over historiesy, arguing whether the history is true or fake where no one actually know the answers.

    how come any discussion about china always lead to anything related to japan as in the war....?
    there's more than that. sure..much more than those stuff.

    ok..
    move on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timey
    oh come on..

    are we gonna talk again bout china-japan relationships based on blabla history blabla wars blabla hate ? i thought it's all over the forum already, and it's all a dead end.
    fighting over historiesy, arguing whether the history is true or fake where no one actually know the answers.

    how come any discussion about china always lead to anything related to japan as in the war....?
    there's more than that. sure..much more than those stuff.

    ok..
    move on
    What's a pitty!
    It's only your view, not views in China. If you have chance to live in China, you would find almost all of the topics about Japan/Japanese are hatred and discriminal against Japan. You would find much much more about that but other things.
    Japanese, wake up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscreature
    What's a pitty!
    It's only your view, not views in China. If you have chance to live in China, you would find almost all of the topics about Japan/Japanese are hatred and discriminal against Japan. You would find much much more about that but other things.
    Japanese, wake up!
    you're right.
    but what's with another point of views ? it's true that the racism against japanese might be based on the history facts.
    how about the other case ? is there another case that's not based on anything to do with the war ?
    it's not like every racism has anything to do with the past (read:war happened long ago before most of us weren't even born yet), right ?

    what do you think ?
    i'm more interesed if there's anyone can give a new perspective bout this kind of stuff.

    sorry if i sounded offensive.
    maybe i was just fed up by reading too much bout 'war this war that' about china-japan all over the forum it started to sound like a broken record.
    yea yea...i know, shouldn't have complained bout it and burst it out on you.
    and shouldn't have posted when i was pissed and bored to hell.
    it's a forum anyway.

    and i'm not a japanese.

    cheers.

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