Nobody wants to be brown or dark cause they associate this with working out in the sun, and if you work in the sun you must be uneducated or stupid, and obviously poor. Also if you are dark, you must be the bride of the devil.
This has developed to where women intentionally make themselves whiter looking, to the point where some of them look like ghosts and sickly.
Taiwanese think that if they speak English, hence they want to practice it with you all the time, that it makes them worldly and international in business, and more sophisticated. Also years ago in Taiwan, to get a better life you would have to go to America and make it. To do this you would have to be able to speak English, I guess this is a throwback from those days.
Also I think it is hardwired into their heads that they must speak English at any opportunity
No you are not expected to speak English here, but if you want to learn Chinese, the trap you got to avoid is to stop the Taiwanese colleagues from using you as an English teacher, just keep speaking to them in Chinese, it eventually wears them out
However for the Taiwanese, if you are an ABC or CBC, it makes it impossible for you to teach English. Their understanding is that their kids can only will speak better English if a white face teaches them.
probably have a stereotype of the perfect English speaker in their head - tall, blonde, olive skin or white, with a Californinian accent
Chinese and Taiwanese “all look same” meaning that they have all black hair etc, while Caucasians come in all varieties, red hair, brown hair, blonde hair, dark, pale, blue eyes, green eyes etc.
Some Taiwanese probably see Caucasian Asian kids as different, simply cause they are neither Chinese or Caucasian. This is typical in many cultures, something different will always be by some people discriminated against.
I would say Taiwanese are racist, but you could be in a lot more racist places. Foreigners were a rare thing in Chinese culture, now they are appearing in larger numbers in Taiwan, and I guess in some respects we are met with distrust and suspicion, simply cause we are different. But the majority of the time I have found Taiwanese to be open, helpful and friendly.
I do think however that they do occasionally look down on us, but that’s cause of their own insecurity. And they certainly do look down on all other Asian racists apart from the other ethnic Chinese places like HK, Singapore.
I often wonder though do the Taiwanese aspire to be us, or are they only following the Art of War. I have forgotten the elaborate saying but isn’t it; " to defeat the enemy you first must know it"
I wonder will the Chinese people and the rest of the world ever fully integrate, I think maybe not cause they don’t want it. Maybe discrimination towards a half Chinese/half Caucasian is the Chinese saying" don’t screw up the way things are, don’t integrate"