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    Regional dialects of Wu


    Even though Wenzhou dialect 温州话 is considered to be a sub dialect of Wu but realistically it's closer to Minnan dialect to the south
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    Wenzhou 温州 is a metro of 9 million surrounded by mountains and that makes it developed an unique culture of its own. The people are well known for their entrepreneurship.
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    Hangzhou dialect 杭州话
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    Hangzhou, a metro of 21 million people, lies on east end of Hanzhou Bay and about 100 miles SE of Shanghai
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    Shaoxing dialect 绍兴话
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    Shaoxing, lies about halfway between Hangzhou and Ningbo, is famous for its distilled rice wine brands and where theYueju opera 越剧 began
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    Wuxi is on the shore of Taihu, NW of Suzhou. Wuxi dialect 无锡话 is similar to Shanghai and Suzhou dialects
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    Wuxi and Taihu (Lake)
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    There's a saying in China: "上有天堂下有苏杭" loosely translated: "There's a paradise above the sky and a SuHang below". SuHang in this case means Suzhou and Hangzhou, in the heart of Jiangnan region, which give you an idea how beautiful and rich these lands are. Aside from the historical culture aspects of the place it also famous for amazing waterways, mountains and rich soils. The land of fishes and rice- "鱼米之乡'' is aptly put. Silk, Longjin Tea, hickory nuts.......


    The Jiangnan Examination Hall, located in the Jiangnan region, is the largest examination hall for imperial examinations in ancient China.
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    Individual booths for testers
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    A high Mandarin in charge of the examination
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    Scholars studied all their lives just to see their name on this board
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    Ahfatzia,

    648, 656, and 657 I can't see the pictures. Not sure why.
     
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    兰溪诸葛八卦村 village near Shaoxing, circa 1280, has 4,000 Zhuge Liang's 诸葛亮 descendents
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    A village by the hill
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    Some ancient water villages


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    A barber cutting hair on a Shanghai street
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    A Muslim meat store in Shanghai
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    A 90 year old finishes her shopping on a village street near Suzhou
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    Wushu in a park
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    A local pickup game
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    Smart people bicycling to work in Hangzhou
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    Tourists and locals on a street in Suzhou old town
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    A typical Jiangnan man
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    Shaoxing Yueju opera 越剧, second in popularity after Beijing opera, emphasizes in narrative singings and body/facial expressions. It began with all men performers and later with mix crews. Now a days there are mostly women performers playing men's roles.


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    A seven year old future star
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    Traditional Jiangnan music
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    苏州评弹 Suzhou pingtan
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    A contemporary Jiangnan styleorchestra
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    A Confucius temple
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    Big Buddha in Ningbo
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    Turnaround view from the Big Buddha
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    虎丘 # 1 mountain in Jiangnan is, a temple complex
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    The pagoda in 虎丘
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    修真观 Tao temple, circa 998, in Wuzhen
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    玄妙观, circa 327, in Suzhou
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    A temple garden
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    Taihu soft shell crabs
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    Lightly sauteed fish filet
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    酱排面 Noodle in bean sauce soup
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    Taihu snails
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    Taihu giant crabs
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    Pan fried carps in a tasty sauce
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    Vegetarian delight
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    West Lake Longjin Tea brands 龙井茶 is famous throughout the world
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    Tea plantation around West Lake
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    Jiangnan silk products are the best in China
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    Shaoxng rice wine/liquor is unmatched in China
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    A Jiangnan contemporary calligrapher
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    A calligraphy by 沈鹏 of 江阴
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    Jiangnan, a region known for it art culture
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    By 华宏仁 of Wuxi
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    By 顧閎中
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    By 杨逸塘
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    Sorry Bro, I think the sites fool me by letting me displace the pictures for a day and then take them away. Just happens I love those pictures and too bad I can't edict them after 24 hours. Sorry again.
     
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    Han people 汉族 - Oversea Chinese 海外华人




    Oversea Chinese 海外华人
    are people of Chinese birth or descent who live outside Greater China (China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau). A person may self-identify or be identified by others as an overseas Chinese person based on any of several criteria, such as a direct lineal descent from groups originating from China, retention of Chinese cultural practices, self-identity with Chinese culture, or acknowledgement of a Chinese origin. In Chinese language there are various terms for the English term 'Oversea Chinese', such as: Huaqiao 华侨, Huayi 华裔 or 海外华人. Both Hakka and Hokkien called themselves 番客 sometime. Most Oversea Chinese refer to themselves as 唐人 (people of Tang) or to a lesser degree 华人 (people of Hua). Cross-border ethnic groups 跨境民族, like the Kachin (Va) and the Wa (Jingpo) in Myanmar, are not considered Overseas Chinese minorities unless they left China after the establishment of an independent state on China's border.

    Although there were oversea migrations through many centuries but the actual substantial migrations began at the "age of colonialism" in the 19th Century. Wide spread famines at home coupled with the need of indenture workers by the colonial powers encouraged many able bodied young men from the southern coastal regions to seek opportunities far away from homes. Prior the 21th century most immigrants are from the provinces of Guangdong and Fujian, speakers of Cantonese (primarily Taishanese), Minnan (plus the Teochow variant) and Hakka.

    There are over 50 million Oversea Han, or Oversea Chinese, around the world with about 30 million live in Southeast Asia. In term of percentage to the host country Singapore has the largest (74%), Malaysia 25%, Thailand 14%, Philippines (?), Indonesia 3.8%, Peru 4.3%, Canada 3.7%, New Zealand 3.7% and Australia 3.5%. In terms of numbers Indonesia has the most with 8.8 million, Thailand 9.4 million, Malaysia 7 million, Singapore 3.7 million, United State 3.8 million, Canada 1.4 million, Peru 1.3 million, Vietnam 1.3 million, Australia 1.2 million, Cambodia 1.2 million, Philippines 1.2 million(?), Myanmar 1.1 million, Russia 1 million, Africa 750,000 France 700,000, South Korea 700,000, Japan 660,000, UK 500,000, Venezuela 400,000 and South Africa 350,000 ....etc.


    In the early 60s Mr Mui from Taishan rented this little store for $64 a month in Brooklyn New York and open a hand laundry for white shirts only. Everyone in those days wore a suit, a white shirt, a tie and a fedora. He hand-washed, starched, backyard-dried, ironed, folded and packed each shirt for 10 cents a piece.
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    In the 1840s these early Chinese "gold rush" mine workers had to pay head tax
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    In the early 40s these Chinese pilots were getting ready to go back to China to join the war effort
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    A 1902 photo of Chinese immigrants in Cholon 堤岸 Vietnam
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    Chinese women recovering tin in a stream. 1840 British Malaya
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    A 1951 photo of a Chinese funeral in San Francisco
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    A Chinese mother with her two kids in San Francisco Chinatown 1910
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    Shopping in Kualu Lumpur Chinatown 1971
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    Kapitan Yap Ah Loy 葉亞來 1837-1885, a Hakka from Tamsui Guangdong who came to British Malaya when he was a teenager, an early pioneer in the development of Kualu Lumpur to a world class city
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    Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (1957) of the Philippines, an ethnic Chinese who's in contention for the next Pope
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    Corazon Aquino 1933-2009 许科丽
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    Michelle Yeoh 杨紫琼, born 1963 in Ipoh Malaysia, a famous actress and labeled as one of the most beautiful woman by People Magazine
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    Binondo in Manila Philippines, the oldest Chinatown in the world circa 1594
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    In Singapore there's no such thing as Chinatown. We call the original conclave Niu Che Shui (牛车水)- Cow Car and Water, you get the drift
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    San Francisco Chinatown, f 1848, is the oldest China in North America
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    New York Chinatown has the largest concentration of Chinese outside Asia
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    There are probably more than tens of thousands of Chinese associations, Kongsi or Tongs as some called them, spread across the globe. The associations are usually localized and people from every region in China have their own gathering place: to hear news from home region, to help each other on the foreign land and for social events.


    The officers of the :Six Company" in San Francisco
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    One of the many Teochew clan association in Malaysia
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    On Leong Chinese Merchants Association building in Baltimore
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    Ying Fo Fui Kun Hakka clan house in Singapore
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    In Malaysia
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    Kwong Siew Association of Thailand
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    Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association 中華公所 represents all the regional associations or tongs in dealing with local governments where ever they are
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    In Victoria Canada
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