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How can Overseas Chineses bolster pride in our culture and heritage in a world where Japanese Anime, Hip-Hop, and the like dominate?
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ummm well this is just off the top of my head, but from most people i know, chinese people take pride in their heritage so sometimes they might look down on certain things. for example, i know some chinese people that sometimes look down on the japanese language cuz they say it derived from traditional chinese. I'm mainly speaking about kanji. then theres also the point about how china is becoming larger and they're the country that is coming into power.
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reyan16 wrote:

ummm well this is just off the top of my head, but from most people i know, chinese people take pride in their heritage so sometimes they might look down on certain things. for example, i know some chinese people that sometimes look down on the japanese language cuz they say it derived from traditional chinese. I'm mainly speaking about kanji. then theres also the point about how china is becoming larger and they're the country that is coming into power.


Not just 'Kanji' (Properly 'Hanzi' or 'Hangji'), but Hiragana and Katakana as well, since they are derived from Cursive Chinese.
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a lot of oversea chinese dont even know how to speak their mother tongue


Living where 49% of civilians don't speak English as their first language, I say I kind of agree. There are many chinese here (actually I have some traces of chinese blood. My grandmother is half chinese, half spanish) most of them go to Chinese school but then again, some don't know how to speak Chinese but they understand it.
My grandmother doesn't know how to speak one word in chinese because she's lived in the Philippines her whole life, so yes, I slightly agree with you but in my point of view, only very little don't know their mother tongue.
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mystic91 wrote:

a lot of oversea chinese dont even know how to speak their mother tongue


i agree
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Overseas chinese forgot how to speak chinese
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Well, I guess visiting China would be great for them. There's a lot of history and culture behind China that you can get out of a visit.
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Posted 10/10/10

lily132 wrote:


orangeflute wrote:


CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:

wat.... I am not sure where your wanting to go with this... are you saying there isn't a intrist in Chinese culture or traditions because I am interested in all Asian cultures and self-studying in most of the major cultures.


Within the Chinese Community itself, or at least my experience, the younger people are 'assimilating' into American Society, losing their language, and, pretty much, losing touch with their heritage. Most people are lacking in fluency in their native tongues, and do not know very much about their own culture.


basically sians living in us is white washed


Its the fault of the immigrant parents, who think that, by totally embracing American culture, they can be recognised as Americans, and so raise their children in like fashion.
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it's one of the oldest civilization, so it gotta have sth to interest you
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I LIKE CHINIES
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mystic91 wrote:

a lot of oversea chinese dont even know how to speak their mother tongue


i agree


My question is... how do someone who was born overseas from China learn to speak really well Chinese when the only Chinese people you talk to are your parents, to whom you have not a very good relationship with them? There are times when I don't even know how to explain something to my parents.
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lol no way, more than half of my friends speak chinese lol so my chinese is still rly fluent
but ya, some are rly white washed and cannot speak chinese or speak it poorly
most of the ones i know are are fluent in chinese but pretty much suck at english
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Many Chinese-American or CBA teenagers do not like to speak Chinese :O
They become embarassed of it! (Which in my opinion is REDICULOUS)
It's probably because of their surrounding schoolmates. I'm still being criticized for celebrating Chinese New Year, when in fact, I was raised in the United States.


ppl who r embarassed about it are just sad...
i've never had ppl who criticize me for chinese traditions tho


Depends on where you live, I guess, a metropolis probably would be more tolerant than the more homogenous rural midwest.
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longfenglim wrote:


divine_newb wrote:


unisaurusrex wrote:

Many Chinese-American or CBA teenagers do not like to speak Chinese :O
They become embarassed of it! (Which in my opinion is REDICULOUS)
It's probably because of their surrounding schoolmates. I'm still being criticized for celebrating Chinese New Year, when in fact, I was raised in the United States.


ppl who r embarassed about it are just sad...
i've never had ppl who criticize me for chinese traditions tho


Depends on where you live, I guess, a metropolis probably would be more tolerant than the more homogenous rural midwest.


i guess, but i've never lived in the midwest so i wouldnt know
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I gotten really bad at speaking Chinese now...
It's only embarrassed when I speak Chinese when all these stupid white people (please don't get me wrong) at school come up to me a speak in a "Chinese accent"
I just want to punch their faces and tell them to STFU and go away.
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