Anti-Chinese Sentiment Number 2
If you missed it, Here’s Anti-Chinese Sentiment Number 1 if you don’t mind.
At least Americans would say sorry if they’re wrong, while the Chinese still insist they are right, even if they are wrong.
This was Roxy’s statement about the differences between the Chinese and the American. It’s pointless if you’ll think that “there’s no better country than China or the US.”
The similarity between the Chinese and the Americans is that, they tend to control our economy rather than the locals doing it, which, in the nationalist perspective, is an insult, thinking that we have no capability or right to control it.
F. Sionil Jose’s anti-Chinese arguments/sentiments
laprogressive.com|The Chinese here is portrayed as a villain.
Most of the Filipino-Chinese businessmen/entrepreneurs, according to award-winning writer Francisco Sionil Jose, have their investments right into their pockets, and when it happens, they send it back to China, rather than contributing to the Philippine economy.
The problem with most ethnic Chinese in the Philippines is that, most of them do not integrate in Philippine society, except for those who are really Chinese on the outside, but Filipino on the inside. It’s very obvious when a Filipino-Chinese has mixed ancestry, and doesn’t even have an idea what’s inside mainland China.
Also, F. Sionil Jose added that Chinese schools and Chinese business organizations should be abolished, if most of them do not integrate into Philippine society.
Well, I’m not being a racist, or scaring the hell out of you, or also promoting racism/discrimination, but believe it or not, one of our Filipino-Chinese hotties suffered this way. You want to know who that is?
pep.ph|Chris Tiu’s good boy-next-door looks once displayed his personality, but now it’s only an outside feeling.
Yes, he does ring a bell to most of you guys, but he’s not the boy-next-door that we used to know. In fact, to those who are watching the show that he hosts, he is becoming arrogant, which made him outdated. Take note, ah: Outdated.
We’re not close, ok? But to those who knew him as a sweet, down-to-earth, intelligent team captain of the Blue Eagles, don’t get me wrong. If the Ateneans are “stereotyped” as arrogant and haughty, well, some of the famous bloggers/Ateneans like Tricia Gosingtian, Pilar Pedrosa Pilar and my batchmate who is the only one who studied in Ateneo are examples of down-to-earth Atenistas, but Chris Tiu didn’t maintain that level of meekness. He only became arrogant because he is in Smart Gilas.
I really don’t want to rant against him, since he’s already outdated.
Jose Rizal’s anti-Chinese sentiment based on his two novels
Do you know the character Quiroga who is looked down upon? That’s because he’s Chinese, but although I didn’t even dare read the whole novel itself (despite learning it during 4th year high school), he’s like, someone who is looked down upon because of two factors:
1.) Either way, the Chinese are not Christians, and they’re looked down more than the natives (Filipinos/yndios) during that time.
2.) Jose Rizal’s way of looking towards to the Chinese is that, they’re “poor.” Well, not unless you see their hardwork.
Ironically, Jose Rizal’s ancestor is Chinese. Boo-hoo.
Abolish Chinese schools in the Philippines? My stand
I think that Chinese schools should add Filipino and Philippine history to their curriculum, just like how North Korean schools in Japan included Japanese language study in their curriculum.
Most Filipino-Chinese people send their kids to Chinese to schools to learn Chinese. Well, although they’re doing this, some Chinoys think that it’s harder to master Mandarin than Filipino. It’s obvious, since Mandarin is a tonal language, one mistake and you might insult people, but it’s a good thing that the Chinese are forgiving in terms of their language since they know that their language is really hard to master. Guess what? Chinese is the second hardest language in the world, next to Japanese, according to this website (I forgot), but most websites usually put Chinese to the list.
Chinese schools in the Philippines vs. North Korean schools in Japan
Chinese schools in the Philippines do not offer Filipino language or Philippine history in the curriculum, well, as far as I know. However, North Korean schools in Japan are adding Japanese language and history in their curriculum. Most Filipino-Chinese people blend into the Filipino culture, even those who are Philippine-born full-blooded Chinese. Well, that’s because the Chinese are everywhere in the world, even in the US, Japan or in France, there are a lot of them.
Meanwhile, North Korean schools in Japan offer Japanese language (and English) and history. Although Japan and North Korean do not have diplomatic relations with one another (North Korea is isolationist), at least the North Korean government funds the North Korean schools, which sometimes becomes an issue because North Korea is a very poor country, way poorer than Vietnam, Philippines or even Papua New Guinea, and yes, the curriculum of North Korean schools is outside the jurisdiction of Japanese education.
Anti-Chinese sentiment outside the Philippines
It is mostly apparent in East Asian countries, sadly. That’s right. Even the Koreans and the Japanese have anti-Chinese sentiment as well, and anti-Chinese sentiment is somehow evident in the movie Shinjuku Incident starring Jackie Chan (I never watched the movie but I’m hesitating because of some violent scenes ugh).
The Controversial “The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”: The evident stereotyping of Asian (particularly Chinese) Parents
memegenerator.net|The High Expectations Asian Father is one of the best examples of stereotyping Asian parents.
Most Asian parents are stereotyped as parents with “high expectations,” and of course, it’s also evident that most Asian kids in the United States excel is because of that type of mind-set.
Asians = INTELLIGENT PEOPLE: Stereotyping
Yahoo! user SBC’s complaint about typical Asian parenting may not be as famous as Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, but this is one of the most evident things that is happening when Asian parents are the usual topic. Amy Chua’s essay about the superiority of Chinese mothers is very controversial is because it resembles the violation of human rights in the People’s Republic of China and of course, like what I said before in my first Anti-Chinese sentiment essay, the Chinese control people, even their government proves that right.
Here’s the thing: Most traditional Chinese people want their kids to play piano or violin, or maybe excel in Math and get consistent A+. It may seem pressuring, but some traditional Chinese are still making hatid-sundo of their kids even after they already have work. Wow.
I am not saying that I hate the Chinese, what I do not want is, the evident resemblance of human rights violation.
Quoting Amy Chua
Western parents try to respect their children’s individuality, encouraging them to pursue their true passions, supporting their choices, and providing positive reinforcement and a nurturing environment. By contrast, the Chinese believe that the best way to protect their children is by preparing them for the future, letting them see what they’re capable of, and arming them with skills, work habits and inner confidence that no one can ever take away.
Preparing them for the future, huh? Well, relating with this one, my upbringing is more Chinese than Filipino. I was forced to play the piano if in fact, I wanted to learn about ballet. Like, as a kid, I was insulted. I was isolated from my other cousins is because, of their “false conservatism.” You may read that in “Blog Posts,” search for “Why I Chose to be a Liberal.” In addition, we were forced to continue Taekwondo although our summer class sessions are way better than when we have class time.
Indeed, it’s the Middle Kingdom
Traditional Chinese values are really evident even before communism started in the PRC. Women are the most oppressed, like the most controversial “fetus soup” when most women abort females than males for the “males” are the most precious, if in the Philippines, females are more dependable than males. Obvious naman, ‘di ba? Most females at school have more capability to be class presidents, and like how I mentioned Cabe Aquino in one of my blog posts, it’s evident that Filipina women symbolize empowerment.
Forget the “Maria Clara” stereotype. It sucks.
The Confucian belief will never ever interest/enlighten me
Think about it. Aside from the traditional Chinese, the Koreans are another example. Racism, sexism, and all that shit is from Confucian belief. I’m not lambasting Confucius and his teachings (although Shi Huang Di ordered to burn all the books about his teachings), but it will never ever enlighten me, and I will never ever teach that to my children. What I care about is what they’re capable of what they’re doing, without following those age-old, backwards traditions.
Posted on December 14, 2011, in Asia, China, Fearless Forecast, Opinion, Philippines, Political Beliefs, The Economist, The Political Analyst, United States of America and tagged anti-chinese, china, chinese, chris tiu, Filipino, Philippines, sentiment. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.