Since Yan, a Manchu historian-turned-television
showman, was slapped
hard in the face when promoting his book regarded as applauding
genocide, online debate around the incident continues
to this very day. The following are the English translation
of some messages and the original text posted on the biggest
Chinese forum tianya.cn. Note some justifications on the
order of the posts are made to aid readers' navigation of
Talk Once (ethnic identity
I belong to minority ethnic Tu. There is no double that
300 years ago the blood flew like rivers when Manchu
armies completed the mission to conquer China. However, a
similar incident also occurred 600 years ago, when Zhu Yuanzhang
(朱元璋), the founding emperor of the Ming, conquered the people
As an ethnic Tu, I'm scared of the Han promoters the most,
because Tu is an ethnic group closely integrated with Han,
and over half of the Tu family have Han members under one
roof. The destructive forces Han promoter will bring forth
are far more deadly than Tibetan and Uighur independence
movements, since it could see my children get killed and
many families to be torn into pieces.
No Han people ever try to seek revenge again Manchus,
just like no Chinese ever want to take retribution on Japanese
for what they did in Nanjing during
the WWII. But Yan publicly pays tribute to the murderers
of the Han people in Jiangnan,
which is like a Japanese goes to Nanjing praising the war
criminals who committed the Nanjing massacre.
Hi Talk Once, you are wrong. Yan got slapped in the face
is not just because he promotes ethnic hatred, but because
of his shameless assault on basic
Looking back in history, no ethnic group is free of wrong
doings, what is important is to handle our mistakes well
and learn from them. If somebody over there applauds First
Emperor Qin's brutal acts of burning of books and burying
of scholars, I'm sure he will receive a tight slap too.
blueclass (Han with a Tu relative):
Hi, Talk Once, you sound pretty weird. No one wanna do anything
against ethnic Tu, what are you screaming about?
I'm a Hunan native and I used to have ethnic Tu classmates.
One of my cousins also has his ethnic identity changed from
Han to Tu purely for the sake of a special admission to tertiary
education. If you're a fake Tu, you're wicked; if you're
a real one, then you're an idiot.
I'm ethnic Tu in Enshi Tu & Miao Self-autonomous region,
and I seriously doubt Talk Once is Tu. I think he's a Manchu.
I don't like quarrel, but just wanna say one thing: as a
true ethnic Tu, I support Dahanzhifeng (大汉之风) slapping that
old bastard Yan.
我就是土家族地区 - 恩施土家族苗族自治州的一名土家族,。可楼主说的我怎么觉得越看越觉得楼主像头猪呢, 不像土家族人呢?。因为厌倦网络口角,
不多说, 所以只在这里表达我的看法。一个真正土家族的看法: 我是支持扇阎老贼的耳光的。
Talk Once, do read the comments here; looks I'm not the
only one who wanna slap your face. I'm ethnic Tu, but I believe
be treated equally regardless of his/her ethnic background,
and support an acknowledgement of Han
people as the mainstream ethnic group in China. After
all, it is Hans who have created brilliant
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