Minnan relationship chart

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Re: Minnan relationship chart

Post by Pier »

Hi, Sim L & amhoanna and other Minnan brothers & sisters,

Thank you for the recent comments and warm welcome.

A) I have some interesting articles in regards to "Minnan(Hokkien) Culture & Heritage".
B) I have consolidate some inspiring informations regarding "Prominent Minnan Peoples" in the Minnan Disapora (in the field of Business, Entertainment, Sports, Philosophy/Literary, Politics, and Others) .
I hope to share these informations for those interested in Minnan issues at this Minnan Language Forum.

Would you kindly advise if there is an existing Forum’s Thread of the two topic.
I do not wish to start another thread.
I prefer to activate old thread in case many informations had already been contributed or discussed before.

Thank you.

Regards, Pier

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Re: Minnan relationship chart

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Xiamen, Zhangzhou and Quanzhou to realize urban integration in 10 yrs
Updated: 15 May 2012
(Read more on South Fujian Golden Triangle - Xiazhangquan Metropolitan Area Urban Integration

Xiazhangquan metropolitan area

The “South Fujian Golden Triangle” Xiamen, Zhangzhou and Quanzhou are expected to realize urban integration in 10 years, according to the General Plan for Urban Integration Promotion among Xiamen, Zhangzhou and Quanzhou.

The gerneral plan shows these three cities will jointly build a metropolitan region with a total area of 7,772 square kilometers by the end of 2010. The metropolitan region will be 7 times the size of Hong Kong, much bigger than China’s largest city, Shanghai.

What’s more, Xiamen, Zhangzhou and Quanzhou are expected to realize urban integration preliminarily by the end of 2015. At that time, a comprehensive urban transport networks will be basically established. Social management policies as well as infrastructures in three cities will be integrated. Moreover, the comprehensive economic strength gap between Taipei metropolitan area and Xia-Zhang-Quan metropolitan area will be narrowed to a great extend by then.

By the year of 2020, urban integration is expected to come true by and large. Xia-Zhang-Quan metropolitan area will be an important gateway in China’s opening up. And it will be one of the most active and competitive international cities in the Asian-Pacific Region.

http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news_image ... ngquan.jpg

Xiazhangquan Metropolitan Area Map

Ref: http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news25170.html

Same News In Chinese

厦漳泉用10年时间让三城合一 核心区7772平方公里
Date: 15 May 2012


这一切都被写进了 《厦漳泉大都市区同城化发展总体规划纲要(征求意见稿)》。昨日,有关部门提供的这份意见稿透露出一个消息:厦漳泉三市拟共同争取同城化发展规划报批国务院,纳入国家区域经济发展版图,形成国家战略。




http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news_image ... ngquan.jpg



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Re: Minnan relationship chart

Post by SimL »

Hi Pier,

Yes, indeed, it's true that the "economic motive" is the main one behind the current support for Hokkien (plus perhaps a bit of "keeping up with the Joneses" in the face of Taiwan's support for Taiwanese).

There are parallels to the gay community's spending power (the so-called "gay dollar"), and the concentration of gay people in the inner city of a number of major US cities (and Sydney in Australia). Votes and dollars speak louder than history and culture.

It's always made me a bit sad that that's the case (both in the case of gay issues and Hokkien), rather than a genuine wish to preserve or promote such subgroups. But I accept that I live in an imperfect world, and if I can "hitch a ride" for the issues I support, even if it's driven by money, you won't hear me complaining.

BTW, I think it would be fine to start new threads on both your suggested topics.

Amhoanna: perhaps this economic motive will turn the tide. Economics has often been the motor behind changes in the status of languages. (Let's be optimistic!)

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Re: Minnan relationship chart

Post by amhoanna »

Maybe, Sim, but economics has never been the weak link where Hoklo was concerned.

Pier, with all due respect, can I request that you refrain from *exclusively* using Mandarin names for Banlamese places and things? Ēmn̂g or Amoy, not Xiamen. Who knows, it could help the rising of the tide. 8)

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Re: Minnan relationship chart

Post by Pier »

Hi, Sim L and amhoanna,

Promotion and Teaching of Minnan (Bân-lâm-gí/Bân-lâm-gú) Language in Xiamen.

廈門2000所學校將推廣閩南語教學 擬建閩南文化博物館2012年12月12日 07:43

海西晨報訊(記者 主父真真)昨日,廈門市閩南文化生態保護實驗區工作領導小組會議召開,廈門市各區和相關部門彙報了第一階段工作情況,並提出下階段工作目標和建議。


Source: http://big5.ifeng.com/gate/big5/xm.ifen ... 66_0.shtml


Bân-lâm (Hokkien) / Minnan dialect revitalized by China government policy

The work group's proposal include teaching & promoting Minnan (Bân-lâm) language in 100 kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, within Fujian Xiamen prefecture by 2015.

Minnan dialect will also be taught in over 2,000 schools with Xiamen (Ē-mn̂g) Prefecture from 2016 onwards.

The work group also proposed to construct a museum to promote Fujian Minnan/Bân-lâm (in Xiamen/Ē-mn̂g, Quanzhou/Chôan-chiu, Zhangzhou/Chiang-chiu) intangible cultural heritage.