There isn't any identity crisis in my ancestral province, because Guangdong has always viewed themselves as a Mainland Chinese, while Hong Kongers, since the late 20th century view themselves as Hong Kongers. The reason is because both have different political, educational and judicial systems
It is only in the North and Central China, where there is a identity crisis between the North vs. South Chinese, in particularily in Jiangsu province (Jiangnan vs. Jiangbei) and also between Shanghainese vs. Dongbei. One stereotype that is common in Shanghai about Dongbei
(Northeast Chinese) People are: "Dongbei people are easily manipulated .. "
Cantonese usually don't really care about the North vs. South issue, because we are more materialistic like the british, even though we speak "a much older form of Chinese" and are the direct descendants of those who participated in the great migration from the central plains into the south. As a result, Hong Kongers know how to enjoy life and thus she has the most Billionaires in Asia, Top Universities in Asia and the Best Chinese Cuisine.
In terms of materialistic
, i would summarize the groups into the following:1) Northern Chinese & North Koreans = French
(Emphasis on Culture & Politics)2) Southern Chinese & South Koreans = British & Germans
(Emphasis on Business, Education and Wellbeing)
Edited by Andy Lau, 29 September 2012 - 07:41 PM.