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  •  but different in that the ethnic Chinese who (2+ / 0-)
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    Mets102, wu ming

    didn't live in China, such as those in SE Asia, at least in theory had a polity (China) where the rulers could be persuaded to intervene on their behalf.  

    But there are similarities, in that the Chinese who lived in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.. were often a targeted minority.

    •  chinese polities have hardly ever intervened (0+ / 0-)

      in southeast asian affairs, historically or since the founding of the PRC. chinese abroad were not their problem, were not considered subjects of the ruling dynasty, and were occasionally treated as traitors for having left the control of the govt and punished upon their return (although this was much more rare than indifference).

      it is pretty different, though, in there nearly always having been a chinese entity within a month's voyage at the most from the port cities that the chinese diaspora inhabited, in contrast to the historical destruction of israel and the jewish diaspora's long chain of expulsions.

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