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China Is Forcing Its Biggest Cantonese-Speaking Region To Speak Mandarin

drunkasianhistory:

If you look into the history of China, it all starts with expansion. The first Han Chinese dynasty was founded through conquering and expanding, and for over 3,000 years, would continue to expand, conquer, displace or assimilate native populations in Southern parts of China, to Tibet and Uyghur regions.

In the history of the Cantonese, Hakka, Teocheow and so, their history begins with “Northern Han Chinese” moving into the native Southern Chinese. The paternal linage from Northern Han Chinese and the maternal linage of Southern ethnic Chinese.

In the history of Vietnam, the country has been colonized and conquered four times, resulting the loss of their ethnic culture, and adopting to Chinese culture.

In the history of the Hmong, they were constantly displaced because of Chinese expansionism and conquering to assimilate the Hmong into Chinese culture, known as the “Cooked & Raw” campaigns.

Mandarin has always been a northern Han Chinese language, but due to expansion, southern provinces, such as Hunan, Sichuan and Yunnan have adopted to speaking Mandarin, a Northern Han Chinese Language.

This has resulted in hundreds of lost and extinct native cultures and ethnicities in Southern China.

In the past decade, Tibetans and the Uyghur are resisting the Sinocization, with the Chinese government forcing their culture and language among the ethnic population, by the erasure of their culture, like opening Chinese business in non-Chinese speaking Tibetan cities and banning Uyghur from their Islamic practices, and to adopt a more “Chinese” identity.

To “unify” China, the government has already “Mandarinized” the provinces of Shanghai and displaced the local and native language of Wu with Mandarin, that children no longer speak their native languages to their parents. When Hong Kong attempted to make Cantonese an official language, the Chinese government refused to acknowledge it, declaring Cantonese as a “dialect”.

And now with this Mandarin-Only law passing in September 1st, 2014, will only further purge the identity, language and culture of the Southern Chinese.

南蠻古國

drunkasianhistory:

中國古代稱南方的民族爲「南蠻」,爲什麼呢?讀者們會問,事實上南方比北方發達呀。還是讓我們看看歷史吧。

我們知道,一個城市和地區的發展,起決定作用的是交通。古代嶺南的地理環境,有五嶺山脈的分隔,它們是大庚嶺、騎田嶺、萌渚嶺、都龐嶺和越城嶺。這五大山嶺形成一道天然的屏障,聳立於湘、贛、粵邊界上,將珠江流域和長江流域分隔開來,使嶺南和嶺北地區的交往非常困難。嶺南的歷史發展比中原慢了一步,中原地區已進入奴隸制社會,嶺南仍處於原始社會末期,沒有形成國家,祇有部落和部落聯盟的酋長。

因此,嶺南被視爲「南蠻」之地和外化之區,或者叫「瘴癘之鄉」。瘴癘是指亞熱帶潮濕地區流行的惡性傳染病。

drunkasianhistory:

The Royal Lao Family: A Story of the Last King, the Family Betrayal, and the Fall of a Kingdom.

Laos was once three kingdoms in the late 1800’s. In the north, the Kingdom of Luang Prabang, in the center the Kingdom of Vientiane and in the south, the Kingdom of Champasak.

 The Last King:
His Royal Majesty Savang Vatthana was born in Luang Prabang in 1907. In his early years, he was sent to study in France for over 10 years, returned back to Laos and became a buddhist monk for a short time. Around 1930’s, he married Queen Khamphoui and had 5 children, with the eldest son as Crown Prince Vong Savang. (Crown Prince, because he will become king when his father passed away).

The Three Prince:
In 1959, Savang Vatthana became king after his fathers death. During this time, was a turmoil of the Cold War, between the West and the Soviet Union & China. King Savang Vatthana had an idea and decided to send three princes to study three forms of politics: Monarchy, Democracy and Communism.

The Crown Prince was sent to study Monarchy, his cousin was sent to study Democracy in France and his half-brother was to study Communism in the Soviet Union.

When they all grew up and came back to Laos, instead of having a combination of all three government, they contended for the throne as three different factions: The Royalist, the Neutralist and the Communist.

The Royalist were pro-West and backed by the Royal Family. The Neutralist were very democratic, and remained neutral. The Communist were backed and supplied by the Communist Vietnamese. The Neutralist would eventually side with the Royalist with American and Thai militia aid, which would ensue the “Secret War” between Laos and North Vietnam.

The Betrayal:
With the fall of Saigon in April 30th 1975 and the unification of Vietnam, Vietnam now declared a full secret war on Laos and Cambodia. Laos would fall in August 23rd 1975 and the king would abdicate his throne in December 2nd. The many of the Royal Family, including the King, Queen and the Crown Prince were arrested and sent to reeducation camp. Their deaths were unknown, but were said to have died between 1977-1984.

The Half-Brother who sided with the Communist became the first President of the newly established country of Laos.

The Kingdom-in-Exile:
(Regent Prince Sauryavong Savang in the middle left, Pretender Prince Soulivong in the middle right)
However, the Crown Prince’s son survived and escaped with his younger brother from the camp and arrived to France in 1981 as refugees. Soulivong Savang is now the pretender to the throne, with his uncle, Sauryavong Savang, the youngest son of King Savang Vatthana as the regent of the Royal Lao Government-in-Exile.

These two, Prince Sauryavong Savang, youngest son of the King, and Prince Soulivong Savang, grandson of the king and son of the Crown Prince, are the most important figures in the 21st century Royal Lao Family.
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