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More on Meng Seng’s ignorance of Chinese history

In China on 30/03/2018 at 11:32 am

Further to Meng Seng doesn’t know his Chinese history, here’s more evidence that he was BSing about Chinese history: that China is a really peace-loving nation. It’s like any other major nation: expanded from one area by conquering and killing the neighbours. No difference from US of A, UK, France, Russia, Germany, Iran etc

From Quora

We have an example of what happens when large amounts of Chinese take over another land already occupied by non-Chinese people. In the 16th century, the Qing dynasty defeated the Ming dynasty, so 30,000 Ming dynasty remnants retreated to Taiwan (where the native population was believed to be about 100,000) and formed the Kingdom of Tungning. The Dutch were already there though but were kicked out by the Chinese/Japanese Ming loyalist Koxinga in history’s first seige between gunpowder armed Europeans and East Asians.

The Dutch may have already set an example for the Chinese on how to ‘deal’ with the native Taiwanese, as many had already been converted to Christianity. When Chinese forces won they went about re-educating natives from Christian to Confucian beliefs and replaced Churches with Confucian temples. The Dutch had already set a system of trade/exploitation of native resources too, which the Chinese continued. When the Qing dynasty took over Taiwan, they basically maintained the same system.

[I highlighted the bit about SE Asia yesterday in Oversea Chinese not real Chinese]

The writer ends

From these two different examples of Chinese colonies you can see how they might have interacted with the Americans. Taiwan gives an example of how Chinese attempted to assimilate/conquer the natives, Southeast Asia gives an example of how Chinese were assimilated by the native culture.

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