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Post time 2008-6-19 10:06:03 |Display all floors
Originally posted by interesting at 2008-6-19 09:05
North,

Not that many. Chinese culture is no more diverse than white culture in the US. China likes to play up regional differences as "diversity", and s.uppress the real diversity with ...


That's what you see from western media.

You don't even step your foot in China.

Ningxia is predominantly moslem with Hui inside (descendant of Arab traders since 7th centuries) and still practice Islam with headscrarf.

Guangxi is predominantly minotiries with Jing (ethnic Vietnam) and Dai (ethic Thai).

Yunnan is predominantly minorities with Miao (ancestor of SE Asia culture) and Jiang (ethnically closer to Burmese).

Not to mention Mongols, Chaoxian (Korean) etc etc.

But of course, you refuse to admit this... with your powerful prejudiced media.
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Post time 2008-6-19 12:30:45 |Display all floors
China's own statistics give the country as 92% Han Chinese, North, and the largest minority is only 1.3% of the total population. That's extremely homogeneous. Famously homogeneous Sweden is actually around 14% immigrant.

Here's what I think: I think you've bought the 56-flavors of Chinese line all out because you've never left your own very homogeneous country or, perhaps, extremely homogeneous region and been to somewhere like the US where people who share no history whatever congregate constantly.
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Post time 2008-6-19 12:36:05 |Display all floors

Even Europe is much more diverse

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Post time 2008-6-19 12:37:23 |Display all floors
The US as a whole, North, is only some 52% "white". If we played China's game, the US would have no minorities at all because we'd break "white" down into its component parts and require everyone to adopt traditional dress for the cameras. You know, kilts for the Scots, lederhosen for the Germans, clogs for the Dutch, arrogance for the French and so on.

Just admit it, China is one of the most homogeneous nations on Earth.
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Post time 2008-6-19 12:39:09 |Display all floors
441424,

It's quite true. In reality, few people who live in homogeneous states are very pluralistic, it just comes from living in an ethnic bubble. People like Northwest don't understand ethnic dynamics for that very reason, he doesn't even understand why China has recognized ethnic groups!
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Post time 2008-6-19 12:39:48 |Display all floors

Even Europe is more diverse

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Post time 2008-6-19 13:38:47 |Display all floors
China is ethnically diverse within their own geneology. Remember, there were 56 nations before China became what it is now. How that can't be seen to be ethnically diverse is beyond me. Maybe we can say that Chinese people, on the whole, share many genetic traits but are diverse within those parameters.

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