Can we conclusively saw how much Southeast Asian culture is Indian compared to Sino? (Excluding Vietnam)>musicMostly Sino I think>scriptIndian>Numbers Sino (in Thailand and Cambodia at least)>ZodiacBoth Hindu and Chinese zodiac>ClothingIndian by far >Literature100% Indian e.g. Ramayana, Mahabharata >ArchitectureHigh architecture e.g. temples and palaces ware Indian. Vernacular architecture was more "Asian" although definitely not Sino >LanguageSoutheast Asian languages generally had 80% Sanskrit loanwords for political and scientific terms. Definitely indian
>>6461574Only true of Mainland SEA. And in only a few countries nowadays.Thailand has significant Chinese influence, the Malays and Indons are quite Muslim now, and Flips are basically Asian Latinos.
>>6461581Even though they became Muslim, their culture is heavily Indian/Hindu. Even more than mainland Southeast Asia in some ways.Even in Malaysia and Indonesia the national epics are Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Mahabharata was lost in mainland Southeast Asia
>>6461581>Thailand has significant Chinese influenceNot really true. The Chinese mostly reside in Bangkok and Thailand is the only country known to successfully fully assimilate the Chinese.
>>6461642>Thailand is the only country known to successfully fully assimilate the Chinese.What is their secret?? The Laotians, Burmese, Malay, Vietnamese failed at doing so.
>>6461732The Vietnamese did assimilate them. The current Chinese diaspora in Vietnam are only the 19th and 20th century migrants. The previous waves of Chinese descendants over the past 2,000 years are found in the Vietnamese population.
>>6461742I thought they expelled Hoa people out after the North Vietnam win the civil war??
>>6461762There's still 800,000 of them in Vietnam and I'm saying the previous migrants before them were assimilated.
>>6461804I see, thanks for the clarification. Still wonders how the Thai did it??
>>6461732Siam had a fascist regime during WW2. They changed the country's name to Thailand after the dominant ethnic group. They had a pan-Thai nationalist movement. Similar to Deutsch-land. They forced Chinese to adopt Thai names and banned the teaching of Chinese language.
>>6461817The fascist dictator who forced the adoption of Thai names and banned teaching of Chinese, was a Chinese-Thai himself, Plaek Phibunsongkhram who had a Chinese grandfather. Pure Thai people didn't try to do that.
>>6461817I see, what about the Chinese that just recently migrated after world war 2 ended?? Phibunsongkram's regime was already deposed by that point but how can they still able to assimilate the later waves of Chinese immigrants??
>>6461852He hated his Chinese side and he was culturally 100% ThaiHe was based
>>6461861The vast majority of Chinese immigrants came from 100-300 years ago. Its not like Malaysia where they were brought by the Brits
>>6461642>The Chinese mostly reside in Bangkok and Thailand is the only country known to successfully fully assimilate the Chinese.Yeah and Sriracha and major Thai products have Chinese scribbles on them.In addition to """Traditional Thai Weapons"""" being of mostly sinitic origin.
>>6462052there really arent any "Indic weapons" though
>>6462074Uh yes there is. Not everything had been PERSIANED. The Khanda is one, and several foreward curving knives/swords.
>>6462052>Sriracha and major Thai products have Chinese scribbles on themAbout Sriracha, the one that sells in US is Vietnamese ripped off. Real one in Thailand don't have Chinese scribbles on them.
>>6462052Plus thai weapons look nothing like Chinese ones. They were used with two hands. A very different fighting style
>>6462217Dude using the scabbards as an impromptu parrying staff is VERY Chinese.In addition the Thai-Burmese word for sword- Dab/Daab- has roots in the word "Dao"- the single edged Chinese Don't even get me started with the Ngao polearms with blades straight out of the Guan Dao.
>>6461762They did in small waves but Vietnam started to encourage mass emigration of Hoa after the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979. Some Hoa people fled to Cambodia only for Pol Pot to exterminate in his Killing Fields
>>6462293Indians used staff too.
>>6461817Dang, I didn't know that (aside from Thailand's name change lol)Cool
>>6462580I didn't know that either. Well staves are sticks, so I suppose most people groups used something like a club or staff at one point
>>6462052that is the plainest curved sword i have ever seen
>>6461574/his/, if you had to give a definitive boundary between the East-Asian Orient, the Greater Indian sub-continent, and the Pacific Islands region(Australasia), where would you draw the borders regarding Indo-China?
>>6465651EasilyChinks = NEABrown chinks = SEAPajeets = south Asia
>>6465659Don't see why Singapore is brown, majority here are Han settlers that literally displaced the Malayst. Singaporean
>>6461581brahmin rites are still a part of thai religious culture. I remember being surprised when the brahmins came out at one or other of the protests of the past decade.