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  Overseas Chinese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For example, the ethnic Chinese people of Singapore and Malaysia are occasionally excluded from the above said definition of "overseas Chinese" in view of their close cultural and social affinity with China, despite the geographical divide of the said societies.
On the other hand, in Malaysia and Singapore, overseas Chinese have maintained a distinct communal identity, though the rate and state of being assimilated to the local, in this case a multi-cultural society, is currently en par with that of other Chinese communities.
Most of the funding for the Chinese revolution of 1911 came from overseas Chinese, and many overseas Chinese are overseas for political reasons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Overseas_Chinese   (986 words)

  
 Han Chinese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term Han Chinese is sometimes used synonymously with "Chinese" without regard to the 55 other minority Chinese ethnic groups; usage of this kind tends to be frowned upon by Chinese nationals, who regard the phrase Zhongguo ren (中國人) to be a more precise terminology.
For thousands of years, Literary Chinese was used as the standard written format, which used vocabulary and grammar significantly different from the various forms of spoken Chinese.
Within some variants of Chinese nationalist theory, including the official version espoused by the People's Republic of China, China is composed of many ethnic groups, and promoting the interest and culture of Han Chinese at the expense of the other ethnic groups is known as Han chauvinism, which has a pejorative meaning.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ethnic_Chinese   (971 words)

  
 Indonesia : Why ethnic Chinese are afraid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ethnic Chinese account for only about 3% of Indonesia's population, but as the BBC's Chinese Affairs analyst, James Miles, explains, their disproportionate wealth is strongly resented by other citizens.
Ethnic Chinese, though born in Indonesia, are often regarded as being loyal more to their ancestral land than their native country.
The suspicion is reflected in long-standing official restrictions on the ethnic Chinese.
www.geocities.com /~budis1/march98/indonesia_why_ethnic.htm   (441 words)

  
 RIC Query - Indonesia (17 May 2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Moreover, ethnic Chinese, many of whom are Christian, generally have not been targeted in recent sectarian violence that has wracked the Moluccas and other parts of the archipelago.
However, several ethnic Chinese in rural areas the professor visited in 2000 reported that they are concerned for their safety.
Indonesia experts interviewed by the RIC believe that ethnic Chinese are testing the waters, interested in rebuilding their lives in what they hope is a reformed Indonesia, but casting a wary eye for trouble (AI 2 May 2002; USDOS 30 Apr 2002; Indonesia specialist 22 Apr 2002; Political scientist 16 May 2002).
uscis.gov /graphics/services/asylum/ric/documentation/IDN02001.htm   (2463 words)

  
 Learn more about List of Chinese ethnic groups in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chinese ethnic group theory is heavily influenced by that of the Soviet Union and officially China is considered a multi-ethnic (multinational) country.
Official policy is against assimilation and maintains that each ethnic group should have the right to develop its own culture and language.
Other groups such as the Zhuang, Hui Chinese, and ethnic Koreans are well integrated into the national community.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/li/list_of_chinese_ethnic_groups.html   (316 words)

  
 Li people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China.
The majority of the Li live off the southern coast of mainland China on Hainan, where they are the largest minority ethnic group.
They are held in high esteem by the Beijing government because they fought on the side of the CPC against Chinese nationalist rule, during the Revolutionary Chinese Civil War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Li_Chinese   (207 words)

  
 Resource Information Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1966/67 most ethnic Chinese Indonesians were forced to take Indonesian names, with very few Chinese Indonesians keeping their original Chinese surnames.
Ethnic Chinese Indonesians are not marked as such on their passports, but at one time a numerical code was used on KTPs (Indonesian identity cards) to identify ethnic Chinese Indonesians.
This code may not have been used nation-wide, however, and having a non-ethnic Chinese parent may explain the absence of the numerical code on an individual’s KTP, even though the individual may have been targeted for violence or discriminated against for being ethnic Chinese.
uscis.gov /graphics/services/asylum/ric/documentation/IDN99001.htm   (746 words)

  
 Indonesia : Economic Crisis Leads to Scapegoating of Ethnic Chinese
Veiled and not-so-veiled attacks on the patriotism of the ethnic Chinese have a long history in Indonesia, going back to the Chinese role in the Dutch colonial period and to the 1960s and the army's suspicion that the ethnic Chinese as a group were a fifth column for the Chinese Communist Party.
Over 1,000 ethnic Chinese may have been killed in spasms of anti-Chinese violence that struck North Sumatra, Aceh, Kalimantan, and Bali in the aftermath of an attempted coup in 1965, although the vast majority of the hundreds of thousands killed in the anti-communist pogrom that accompanied Soeharto's coming to power were non-Chinese Indonesians.
If Chinese were stigmatized as disloyal in the 1960s because of suspected links to Beijing, in the midst of this crisis they are stigmatized as disloyal for not liquidating their foreign bank accounts and contributing the contents to the "I Love the Rupiah" campaign, led by Soeharto's daughter, Tutut.
www.hrw.org /press98/feb/chinese2.htm   (7475 words)

  
 Ethnic Chinese not a threat, conference is told
ILLIONS of ethnic Chinese dispersed around the world are fully integrated with their adopted homeland and are not a homogeneous group whose wealth poses a threat, a conference on the Chinese disapora was told Mar 9.
A suggestion that ethnic Chinese can influence world events by pooling their multi-billion dollars in assets to form a so-called "third China" is a myth, said Filipino Chinese community leader Teresita Ang See.
Most ethnic Chinese, especially those born locally, identify closely with the interests and concerns of their own countries rather than conciously identifying with being Chinese, she said.
www.singapore-window.org /sw01/010309af.htm   (541 words)

  
 THE INDONESIAN ETHNIC CHINESE AND THE VIEW OF NATIONHOOD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All in all, the Chinese was seen not as a part of the Indonesian and their sense of unity was doubted.
The Chinese is known to have a natural instinct of being a good businessman and that many of them work in the area of commerce.
To build a global network amongst the ethnic Chinese is a good thing though one should bear in mind that it should not be aimed at benefiting the Chinese exclusively but also for Indonesia and humanity.
www.daga.org /urm/up9p/99chines.htm   (2616 words)

  
 Behind Indonesia's anti-Chinese riots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But the attacks on ethnic Chinese are being deliberately fueled by right-wing Muslim groups, sections of the press and senior government and military figures.
In every period of sharp social tension, resentment against ethnic Chinese has been encouraged as a means of dividing the working class and deflecting attention from the government.
Ethnic Chinese were encouraged to take on Indonesian names and to confine expressions of religious belief to their homes.
www.wsws.org /news/1998/feb1998/indones.shtml   (938 words)

  
 BBC News | SPECIAL REPORT | Ethnic Chinese tell of mass rapes
Ethnic Chinese, who made up only about 3% of Indonesia's population, have traditionally been made into scapegoats.
The BBC Jakarta correspondent says that many of the ethnic Chinese are Christian, and it was at church that they first overcame their shame and spoke about what happened.
In one incident 68 Chinese women and girls were raped by groups of as many as 10 men who systematically worked through the floors of an apartment block in a middle-class, residential district.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/events/indonesia/special_report/newsid_118000/118576.stm   (541 words)

  
 The Korea Herald : The Nation's No.1 English Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For their part, the ethnic Chinese businesses are trying to find new profit sources beyond their traditional fields of real estate, finance and distribution.
In this sense, the 2,500 ethnic Chinese business leaders, including many in the who's who category in the global and regional arenas, made a quite opportune decision to come to Korea, opting to bypass such cities as Kobe and Macao.
Ethnic Chinese are already a dominant economic force not only in China but also in many Asian countries.
www.koreaherald.co.kr /SITE/data/html_dir/2005/10/13/200510130007.asp   (631 words)

  
 Pieke
A further exception to the predominant nationalism in European Chinese studies is the current project at Leeds University on European Chinese: Chinese Europeans, funded under the ESRC Programme on Pacific Asia.
The new Chinese migrants come from often vastly different social backgrounds and geographic areas in China, establishing a rich pattern of transnational communities that are truly global in nature.
An ethnic division of labour is emerging in Chinatown with the Fujianese newcomers at the bottom.
www.transcomm.ox.ac.uk /wwwroot/pieke.htm   (5072 words)

  
 List Of Chinese Nationalities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Conversely, Hakka are often thought of as an ethnic group, but they generally considered a member of the Han nationality.
While Han Chinese make up the vast majority of China's total population, the population distribution is highly uneven with large parts of western China having Han Chinese as a minority.
Chinese nationalities theory is heavily influenced by that of the Soviet Union.
www.wikiverse.org /list-of-chinese-nationalities   (553 words)

  
 BLAME INDONESIA'S CHINESE?
Certainly, the usual explanations that the Chinese "like hard work," value education and are "good" at business have a measure of truth but then these social characteristics tend to be present in Overseas Chinese communities everywhere.
All the symbols and celebrations normally associated with Chinese culture are banned or frowned upon in Indonesia.
Indonesia's Chinese are never allowed to forget their migrant heritage and yet never are allowed to celebrate it.
www.geocities.com /~budis1/march98/blame_indonesias_chinese.htm   (742 words)

  
 Cooking/Regional,Ethnic/Chinese
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www.booksbytesandbeyond.com /books/CKB017000.html   (758 words)

  
 Washingtonpost.com: Indonesia Report
For years, to be ethnic Chinese in Indonesia usually had meant occupying a place of relative prosperity in a poor but rapidly developing country.
Indonesia's Chinese are part of a sprawling East Asian diaspora, the descendants of emigrants who fanned out across the region a century or more ago to Vietnam and Thailand, the Philippines and the Indonesian archipelago, escaping poverty and persecution in their homeland.
As poor Indonesians tell it, the Chinese are targets because they are seen as rich, because the government is thought to have favored them, and because, more simply, they are different -- they are a group that stands apart and sometimes appears aloof to indigenous Indonesian society.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/indonesia/stories/chinese122398.htm   (2421 words)

  
 Washingtonpost.com: Indonesia Report
PAMANUKAN, Indonesia, Feb. 15—For the ethnic Chinese residents of this small Indonesian town, the writing is on the wall.
The Chinese merchant said that on Friday, just before rioting broke out, wealthy members of his community were planning to collect about $300 to buy rice to distribute to needy people.
Today, the leader of another Muslim organization, Amien Rais, called on Indonesians to avoid using the Chinese as scapegoats for their economic woes and said it was better to turn their anger against the government.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/indonesia/stories/chinese021698.htm   (749 words)

  
 Ethnic groups in Chinese history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As many ethnic groups have appeared in history, this table is certainly not complete.
The purpose of this page is to stimulate conversation and constructive arguments on connecting Eastern and Western knowledge of those ethnic groups.
Their culture has very much assimilated with the Chinese but some distinctive aspects still remain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_past_Chinese_ethnic_groups   (630 words)

  
 Ethnic Chinese from Indonesia wins appeal
The woman, Taty Sael, testified that rock-throwing mobs attacked a boarding house where she and another Chinese woman were staying in 1995, and a taxicab in which she and her husband, Orville Wright Manariangkuba, were riding in Jakarta in 1998.
An immigration appeals board rejected their claims that ethnic Chinese faced persecution in Indonesia, citing the Indonesian government's formal endorsement of ethnic tolerance and a sharp decline in reported attacks on ethnic Chinese in 1999.
The appeals court disagreed, citing the continued existence of anti- Chinese laws and a history of periodic attacks from the 18th century onward, including a series of riots in 1998 in which more than 1,000 people were killed and dozens of women were raped.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/10/15/MNGRV9AHH31.DTL&type=printable   (339 words)

  
 Minorities At Risk (MAR)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While there have been sporadic attacks against the ethnic Chinese in the 1990s, the outbreak of massive riots during May 1998, which largely targeted the minority community, raise serious questions about both their present and future status.
Over a thousand people, including some ethnic Chinese, were killed while thousands of their properties were destroyed in the rioting that led to the resignation of President Suharto.
The Chinese are free to practice their culture, language and religion, but still fear to provoke the anti-Chinese sentiment by any public practice.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/mar/data/idschi.htm   (609 words)

  
 Indonesia's Ethnic Chinese Feel Their Neighbors' Wrath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chinese people who tried to flee on Wednesday night faced another terrifying ordeal as mobs stopped cars on the highway to the airport, searching for Chinese passengers.
As the mob seeks to vent its rage against Suharto, the Chinese have become the hapless proxies for an unpopular president.
But as terrifying as this week was, some ethnic Chinese said it was not as bad as the persecution that Chinese people suffered in 1965-66, the year of living dangerously, in which Suharto wrested power from Sukarno.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/indochin.htm   (828 words)

  
 Demetrius at The Australian National University: Item 1885/42077
The ethnic Chinese connection with the power elite even made it worse, and caused anger among indigenous businessman who did not enjoy those benefits.
Regardless of their mistakes, if any, in dominating the economythe conglomerates created extremely high social envy among indigenous Indonesiansthe minority ethnic Chinese did not deserve to be slaughtered and gang-raped.
The May 1998 riots were inhuman and disrespectful of the human rights of those ethnic Chinese.
hdl.handle.net /1885/42077   (483 words)

  
 Chinese Ethnic Minorities
From the hinterlands of the north, to the lush jungles in the south, from the mountains of Taiwan in the east, to the top of the world in the west, China serves as home to 56 official ethnic groups.
The largest group, the Han, make up over 92% of China's vast population, and it is the elements of Han civilization that world considers "Chinese culture." Yet, the 55 ethnic minorities, nestled away on China's vast frontiers, maintain their own rich traditions and customs, and all are part of Chinese culture.
Even though the modern concept of 56 ethnic groups is often considered an arbitrary and conservative summary of the hundreds of diverse peoples in China, it pales in comparison to the simplicity by which the ancient Han people distinguished their nomadic neighbors.
www.c-c-c.org /chineseculture/minority/minority.html   (702 words)

  
 Chinese Cultural Studies: Ethnography of China: Brief Guide
The Chinese refer to themselves as Han or sons of Han (as in Han Dynasty, a period of great historical significance).
Throughout history, small ethnic groups that came into contact with the Han Chinese have adopted Chinese culture and have been absorbed into the mainstream.
Traditionally, the definition of a minority nationality in China is a group of people who speak a common language, occupy a common area, and share a common sense of social values.
acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu /~phalsall/texts/chinethn.html   (759 words)

  
 Ethnic Chinese key to Aceh fix-up | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ethnic Chinese are the heart of Aceh's trading community.
The ethnic Chinese, who make up around 4 percent of the country's 220-million people, have often become political scapegoats under Indonesian governments and also the former Dutch colonial regime, partly due to their prosperity and their relatively small numbers.
Under Suharto, open displays of Chinese culture, such as calligraphy or language schools, were banned, and many ethnic Chinese were pressured to take Muslim names.
www.csmonitor.com /2005/0218/p06s01-wosc.html   (1093 words)

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