The people of China are no different from other people in the world. If you find yourself asking, ‘Why are People Extremely Terrified of Chinese People?’, then, you may as well ask yourself this, ‘Are Chinese People Extremely Terrified of Other People?’ These thoughts will come to people when they deliberately decides to be ignorant about the Chinese people and for very many years this has not been helped by the political rivalry between the East and the West.
Chinese: A Very Closed Society?
One has to accept that from the outside, the Chinese is a different culture by the language, food, dressing code, religion and other practices such as politics as well as being competitors economically. The fact that not many people from outside China bother to study the Chinese languages and that few Chinese can speak the English language, then it comes out that the Chinese look like a very closed society that is not willing to release out their hidden secrets. For example: Just looking at the instructions manuals of Chinese products selling internationally will tell you that Chinese are not willing to hire (for a few dollars), from outside, good English writers to polish the instructions manuals for their products that are meant to sell outside china.
Chinese Have Very Beautiful Women
The truth is that the Chinese are friendly and social people that if only we can know, each one of us would love to associate with the Chinese people. There is quite a lot one can learn and appreciate from the Chinese people but just because of our ignorance we are yet to make use of such rich knowledge. China is a very large country with many different cultures but people from outside China seems to think all Chinese looks and behaves the same. Besides that, the Chinese have very beautiful women.
How Much Do People Know About The Chinese People?
The million dollar question is how much do people know about the Chinese people? It seems there is very little known about the Chinese people in the western world as every now and then I keep on getting silly questions about the Chinese people. Silly questions that I wonder those asking should easily be having ready answers for them. But because they are asking then it’s only fair to assume they do not have the answers to these questions. Some of the most common silly questions are the following:
Silly Questions about Chinese People
- Do Chinese people eat babies?
- Do Chinese people eat dogs?
- Do Chinese people eat cats?
- Do Chinese people have eyelashes?
- Do Chinese herbs work?
- Do Chinese people make babies?
- Do Chinese people eat rats?
- Do Chinese people eat monkey brains?
- Do Chinese people write from right to left?
- Do Chinese people do this and that?
These and many other questions are the little silly questions one would wish they are not asked but because people just keep on asking them, I think its only fair we answer them.
1. Do Chinese People Eat Babies?
Answer: The Chinese people do not eat babies. Why would a human being eat its own baby when a wild animal like a lion can not eat its own babies? However, China is a large society with a population approaching 1.4 billion people. Like any other large society some misguided humans would want to follow a cult’s beliefs and once in a while there can be negative report of mothers feeding on their own fetuses believing this would strengthen the immunity of their human bodies. If ten people did that out of a population of 1.4 billion, the probability of a Chinese person eating babies is just zero if you were to ask any Mathematician. This is a crime and can happen in United States of America, India, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Australia or anywhere else on planet earth.
2. Do Chinese People Eat Dogs?
Answer: Yes, they do. Dog’s meat is very delicious if you didn’t know. Dog’s meat is also being eaten by some people in the Western world as well. The dog’s meat that is eaten by some Chinese cultures is specially selected from certain breeds of dogs and dogs are specifically raised for the purpose. When you go to Rome do as the Romans do. When you go to Saudi Arabia do not talk about eating pig bellies and consuming alcohol, but when you go to New York you can comfortably switch to their delicious bacons and cold beer. It’s important to bear in mind that eating dogs in the Western countries is considered offensive. This is why children when growing up in the West are usually taught by their parents to keep off dog’s meat as it’s only eaten in china. And before long, the question: Do Chinese people do this and that?
3. Do Chinese People Eat Cats?
Answer: Yes, they do. In northern Italy, the people of Vicenza have been known for very many years in the past to consume cats just like cats are consumed as staple part of the local diet to the people of Guangdong, China. In America, cats are among the best pets kept by people there such that people from outside America wonders why. Eating cats in the Western societies is considered a taboo and people will abstain from eating cat’s meat because of religious, cultural and hygienic reasons. These reasons may not necessarily be right to everyone the world over but just an assumption.
4. Do Chinese People Have Eyelashes?
Answer: Yes, they do. The Chinese have short and straight lashes in majority of the people. This is indeed a silly question to ask. But wait a minute. If a white guy goes to Africa, he can be asked if he has any skin pigmentation by people whom according to him may all look alike. When I was watching the FIFA world cup match recently, the commentator remarked that the Korean players had names that sounded the same and the players all looked similar – the referee must have found it very rough to know if the players he had in the first half were really the same he was having the second half of the game.
5. Do Chinese Herbs Work?
Answer: Yes, and No. This is one area you need to check and countercheck. The fact that it is a Chinese herbal medicine does not mean it will cure your disease, or it will not cure your disease. China is a very large country with thousands of crooks that may want to take advantage of you by treating you using uncontrolled and undocumented medicine. Use Chinese herbs at your own risk. Most of those herbs have side effects that are not documented. They never say how much of the herbs is too much or too little. The fact that a backstreet crook is telling you that this and that herb has been used by Chinese men and women for thousands of years should not make that concoction safe for you to put in your body. Most of the kidney’s problems people are having today may be as a result of such herbs.
The traditional Chinese Medicine includes treatments such as Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, dietary therapy, Tui na and Shiatsu massaging. It is said that the Chinese traditional medicines is rooted in meticulous observation on interaction of nature, cosmos, and the human body. The Traditional Chinese medicine is systematized under the People's Republic of China which in itself is an authority that you can rely on that the Chinese herbs do work.
6. Do Chinese People Make Babies?
Answer: Yes, they do make babies. Babies are made when a man and a woman fall in love and inside the process a baby is made. If they do not make babies, then all Chinese will get extinct after about 100 years and there will be no one remaining in china. China has a one child policy where people in urban areas can only get one child per husband and wife. Like in any other society, the boy child is preferred more than the girl child. This has resulted in people using advanced techniques in predicting the gender of a child before conception and after conception. The final result has been a country with more men than women. Lets wait and see where the Chinese men will get wives from. This is a good policy of controlling population by using a switch. In the Western world, they argue that if you educate the people, then, the educated people have a tendency of giving birth to only children they can be able to take care of and as such population growth is controlled only to the well educated. Unfortunately, the educated ones may have better chances of having superior genes than those who are not fortunate to have performed well in school. Do not tell this to the Pope. The bad thing about these policies is that when people get used to not giving birth, a time will come when you will want them to have babies and at such a time governments will learn that it’s very expensive to have people make and raise babies
7. Do Chinese People Eat Rats?
Answer: I don’t know. What I know is that a rat’s soup is very delicious because I read an article that said so on The Wall Street Journal. I personally do not find much difference between eating rodents such as mice, rats, squirrels, porcupines, beavers, chipmunks, guinea pigs on one side and rabbits on the other. And because I like eating rabbit’s meat once in a while, I certainly would not be surprised if I was told Chinese people eat rats. Eating rats should not be a problem to men as rats have been used by man in many experimental studies which have been very useful in our understanding of genetics, diseases and the effects of drugs on man. What is good to a rat should be good to man. The truth is rats are edible by man as they have more-readily available source of protein than fauna you have around. If you can be unfortunate to go to war proper in your lifetime, then you will realize that rats are a delicacy for the fittest.
8. Do Chinese People Eat Monkey Brains?
Answer: This is a very difficult question to answer as people will also ask you if the Chinese people eat the brain when the monkey is still alive. We do know that people in the Western world can comfortable eat freshly laid eggs when the egg has not been cooked - is that true or false? If you read Chronicle of the Cultural Revolution by Gao Yuan, or the movie Faces Of Death, you will find mention of Chinese people putting a monkey under a table with a hole so that the monkey head come at the top of the table through the hole. The monkey’s head would then be split with a hammer and there you would have a monkey’s brain for you to enjoy.
The Chinese people are very humane people who understands the rights of animals and the idea of eating raw and fresh monkey’s brain directly from a monkey’s skull when the monkey is still alive is not acceptable by the mainstream Chinese people. Eating a monkey is very common in many parts of the world but only if the meat is well cooked. China being a society with 1.4 billion people, its no wonder to find a few Chinese people with traditional beliefs that eating raw monkey brains will cure *impotence. In Tanzania (Africa), the albinos are in huge demand from witch doctors who are willing to pay top dollars because they believe the body parts of albino people will make good medicine to cure *impotence and AIDS. This should tell you that the world’s most feared thing by man is *impotency. So now you know what men fear most. Please do not exploit that weakness.
9. Do Chinese People Write Right to Left?
Answer: Yes, and No. Why do you want them to read from right to left? This is another question which is commonly asked as: Do Chinese People Read Top to Bottom, Right to Left or Left to Right? The original Chinese was, and still is, written in vertical columns from top to bottom; the first column is on the right side of the page, and the text runs toward the left. The reading will also be in vertical columns from top to bottom; the first column being on the right side of the page, and the text is read toward the left. But that is old fashioned – in 1955, the government of China mandated left-to-right writing where they use a style similar to Western layout - horizontal rows running from left to right and reading is from the top of the page to the bottom.
10. Do Chinese People Do This And That?
Answer: Yes, the Chinese people will do everything everybody does. They are no different from anybody else and there should be no reason for People to be Extremely Terrified of Chinese People. These are propaganda that are generated by political propaganda machines so that you can isolate, create fear and rule. But you should know that a figure of 1.4 billion-plus people who seems unified is a very terrifying figure.
Why are People Extremely Terrified of Chinese People?
The question, ’Why are People Extremely Terrified of Chinese People?’ will come in your thoughts when you do not know much about the Chinese people. In the West, people places high value to education and information. Most information about other cultures is obtained when people travel freely throughout the world. Today, unlike before, one will see thousands of Chinese people travelling as tourists in many countries of the world. In western countries, and in particular United States, many people are known to save thousands of their hard earned dollars for several years so that they can one day make a holiday of a life-time in world tourist destinations such as Maasai Mara. It’s by travelling widely and meeting people of different cultures that one’s come to appreciate that different people think differently, and that there is a difference between a donkey and a zebra.
Oe Kaori from Yokohama Japan on October 22, 2020:
Very ignorant article how did this even make it? Really strange.
muhammed on August 26, 2019:
nuttapon sriyapai from thailand on October 24, 2018:
Thanks for the info.
A 28 Chinese visited USA, German and Russia. on August 02, 2018:
About the dog, cat and monkey eating question, I swear on my life that you didn't get right information.
Only 1-2 provinces in China has tradition to eat dog meat only at annual festival. Nobody eat cat unless they are mad. Eating monkey brain only eaxits on books which describles ancient bad habbits of rich assholes.
The Chinese staple food has never been any kind of animal since it's a 5000 years agricuture country, eating Rice in southern area, eating Steam Bread/noodle/pancake of wheat in Northern area.
a place on February 01, 2016:
Low quality of most Chinese people, if you play online games in China. Understand Chinese characters, you will find that 95% of young people will curse, personal attacks. Most middle-aged, casual spitting, swearing less than the number of young people. Although China is now getting rich, quality and wealth is not proportional.
Tex Ci Lee on January 17, 2015:
The woman is gorgeous
Sam on January 08, 2015:
They only think about money they dont have morals
Bi Wang on September 18, 2014:
Well, is a good article all over but there are few things most people need to clear up. people seem to get confuse of Chinese with other Asia people. Fact is Korea consume dogs like some common meal and non of us have any idea about that, yes i been there and it's kinda funny to know about that to. but i have to agreed with those Xerox products tho, some of them actually get that idea from Japan and Taiwan and many around them. to start an industrial innovative starts from reverse engineering to understand the base and structure. anyway, is good to know people trying to know our culture tho.
Becki Rizzuti from Indiana, USA on February 25, 2014:
I don't see how the Chinese are brutal and inhumane for eating the meat of an animal any more than Western people are brutal and inhumane for eating the flesh of animals such as pigs. How is it any different? Unless you're a vegan, you really have little room to talk.
ruby on December 21, 2013:
This article and disgusting photo of dogs remains in a pot just confirms my belief that Chinese people are brutal and inhumane. And I dread to think how the poor dogs die. Evil people who will rot in hell.
vibesites from United States on October 04, 2013:
I'm not afraid of Chinese people, but I'm afraid of Chinese foods. They add things like melanin in milk powders, sort of like that.
Very interesting and eye-opening hub. Thanks for sharing :)
Amit Kumar from New Delhi on September 09, 2013:
Who says people are terrified with chines people
Even they look so cute..
Destock-Telecom on July 09, 2013:
Onesimus from The Kingdom of God on May 28, 2013:
I have to say there are a lot of other reasons; I live as an expat in China and none of these reasons listed here have ever entered my mind (I'm also not "terrified" of the Chinese).
But I have been treated very poorly by the Chinese as a foreigner (but hey, America doesn't exactly treat her foreigners well either), and a lot of the comments I hear from my Chinese students tend to make me distrust the Chinese (as they openly admit to thinking its ok to cheat foreigners).
Maybe there's more to the story than this...?
Anton on May 08, 2013:
Presently I'm living in China.Yes they are doing a lot of progress but actually that doesn't means they are totally civilized or friendly. Hope the next generation will be good. The ancients living around are still creating some problem
Just call me, Rick from Asia, and all over on April 04, 2013:
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Just call me, Rick from Asia, and all over on March 20, 2013:
I've lived in China for the past 5 years. As much as I've acclimated to the culture, a foreigner will never fully get used to it. Something new happens everyday. If you're not used to a culture, it can be a bit frightening. I remember a friend of mine from Denmark visited me in New York once. He witnessed a homeless man rummaging through a trash can and finished off half a burger that someone threw away. He couldn't believe his eyes.
The point is, if you're not accustomed to the environment and culture of another country, it doesn't mean it's a "bad" country. Every country has their own values, that's what makes our world diverse and interesting.
Natamat on February 27, 2013:
Watch the video on Facebook about them unskinning live animals, then ask yourself if it is normal ...
bharadwaj on November 03, 2012:
Well, you can't blame based on history, linguistic, writings and political system apolitically.
They evolve themselves from time-to-time.
50k ugly characters??? Not really.
Every language has its own fragrance and evolved over a period of time, be it 26+10 or 50k characters, they are all same to people from regions.
Apart from food habits --- it is again taste and demand & supply. They eat what they get.
What I dont like about Chinese is --- PATENT THEFT in manufacturing and their AGGRESSIVENESS & OBSESSION OF LAND GRABBING.
Be it with India or Japan or any other countries --- they are the worst.
China's political system has been aggressive post 1911 -- care no hell may come attitude in waging wars.
With post industrialization they have become more aggressive in dumping 3rd grade & adulterated products worldwide --- which are harmful to geological balance, which are worrisome facts.
MAO ZEDONG on October 29, 2012:
Stop/look/listen... this is what we teach little children...
china has feudal (primative) past..
china has hard time modernized/industrialized/move to Information Age.
One aspect is her barbaric, ugly, primative writing system.
50,000 barbaric, ugly characters.
NO CIVILIZED NATIONS USES SUCH BARBARIC, UGLY, BACKWARD, PRIMATIVE WRITING SYSTEM.
50,000 BARBARIC CHARACTERS.
MAO ZEDONG on October 28, 2012:
CHINA: 2000-5000 Years of History is HOAX...
China is land-based, farm based society where 80%-90% of the people lived on farms, villages and lived as subsistance farmers..
China never beyond farming/agriculture. 80% of the peoples were still peasants living on farms until 1949.
Peasants living of the land. land. land. is No different than Australia, Philippines, North American Indians, or any other nation...
For 4000 years, 80-90% of chinese were just peasants living off the land as subsistance farmers..
China was ruled by a Dynasty (family-based, born to same family until 1911) rule akin to North to Korea (Kim Jong Il -family rule) until 1911...
1911/1949: Baby emperor Puyi to Red-Emperor in 1949.
There is No public record that china ever had an election or a Free vote for a leader.
CHINA NEVER HAD:
1. Scientific revolution or an Industrial revolution. 80% of peoples lived on farms as peasants.
2. NO Age of Discovery: There is public evidence that china sailed aroudn the world or invent the airplane (1903) or land a man on the moon (1969, Neil Armstrong).
3. Alpahbet -based writing (01234567890, arabic numbers) ABCDEFGHJIKMNOPQRSTVWXYZ. (Latin Alpahbet) or invent the binary system (1010010101101110) used by computers/internet.
4. CHINA: sick man of asia/century of shame from 1840-1949. At least 100-million people of un-natural causes from the time of the opium war to the civil war in 1949.
5. Troy Parfett's Book: "Why China will Never rule the world".
Mao Zedong doctor: "Private Life of Chairman Mao"
Bo Yang: "The Ugly Chinaman"
Lu Xun's "The True Story of Ah-Q"
Mao Zedong writing "Why Feudal (primative) china lasted so long"
1988 TV documentary "River Elegy" Free on Internet/youtube.
1967 TV documentary "China: the Roots of the Madness" Time magazine man in china Tedddy White" TV show on china's history.
2011: DVD documentary: China: Century of Humiliation: The Fall of the Qing Dynasty (family-rule in 1911) to be replaced by red-emperor in 1949.
1919: May 4th Movement: Science and Democracy"
Why china did NOT have either an Science-Age /Industrial Age or invent the internet.
19th. century: Why china decided to Modernize/Industrialize during the Meiji Era and china was called the "Sick Man of Asia"
WHY JAPAN MODERNIZED AND CHINA DID NOT...
WHY CHINA REMAINED A FEUDAL (PRIMATIVE) SOCIETY WELL IN THE 21 ST. CENTURY ????
Marie on October 21, 2012:
I think people who judge Chinese are very unfair and rude. Would you like someone poking fun at you and insulting you just because you eat this and that and look like this and that? Think about it. Same with Korean, Japanese, and other.
Chinese on September 21, 2012:
7. Do Chinese People Eat Rats?
Yes, but only some people eat.
Chinese on September 21, 2012:
Yes, but only some people eat.Some of our Chinese people also eat snakes.We do not eat babies, there have been some reports, I do not know if anyone really eat?Zhu Yu (artist) this guy is an artist, he makes a lot of people misunderstood China.I think he is very frightening, disgusting, terrible.You can check his profile on Wikipedia.
Chinese: A Very Closed Society? Not. Do not misunderstand. But in some ways, indeed less open than the U.S..
Why are People Extremely Terrified of Chinese People?
May be you do not know enough to China, did not come to China because. The majority of the Chinese people are friendly, otherwise, this is not a place of darkness? Conditional welcome to come to China to travel, we welcome you.
I personally feel that no matter where, no moral qualities cultivated talent is terrible. Ignore the laws of those talents is the most terrible.
MAO ZEDONG on September 01, 2012:
1. SICK MAN OF ASIA 1840- 1949
2. CENTURY OF SHAME. CENTURY OF HUMILIATION... 1840-1949
The picture here is china before the revolution of 1911/1949 when was ruled like North Korea. Imperial Japan....
Internet/web search: History of china. For whatever, china. india or Africa did NOT have a
1. Scientific revolution (native) Newton, Galielo, Einstein, charles darwin. Scientifice-knowledge of the world...
2. Industrial Revolution: Cars, Airplanes, electricity or Industrial farming. china was a farm-based society until where 80%-90% of the people lived on the farms for 2000-years.
3. Internet/Information/Knowledge Revolution. Anyone. Anytime. Anywhere can now access the world Information from a $100-$500 computers. Computers that used to cost million of dollars now cost about $200. Two hundred dollars for one tiny computer... The 21st. century is truly the beginning of the Information/Knowledge Age.
The lack of Science/Technology/Information failures also occurred in India. Africa.Americas or Egypt where old. old. Nation were Not prepared for a new world of Science/Technology/Information..
4. Third World (3rd world) Hence, we now have the 1st world and the 3rd. world.
Half of India have No toilets.
Half of Egypt live on $2 dollars a day. Two dollars a day.
Half of Philippines lives on two dollars a day . Too dollars a day.
Half of the world people live on $2. Two dollars a day.. Yes. two dollars a day.
Internet/Web/Search: Half live on two dollars a day in 21st. century...
Some nations move to 1st world Nations and some stay as 3rd world Nations.
xxg on July 11, 2012:
as a Chinese, I have to answer and clarify these questions:
1. Do Chinese people eat babies? NO, we don't eat babies, but as I know in ancient China, placenta was a kind of Chinese herb, but I think no one in China eats it now.
2. Do Chinese people eat dogs? Yes, dog is a traditional Chinese food, but now less and less people eat dog.
3. Do Chinese people eat cats? Yes, but only very few people in Guangdong and Guangxi eat cats, most of Chinese do not eat cats.
4. Do Chinese people have eyelashes? Of course we do. I have to say Chinese have longer eyelashes than Japanese and Korean, do not mix up us and them!
5. Do Chinese herbs work? Of course! they have been working for 5000 years.
6. Do Chinese people make babies? Of course!
7. Do Chinese people eat rats? like cats.
8. Do Chinese people eat monkey brains? like cats.
9. Do Chinese people write from right to left? Before 1950s, we did it.
10. Do Chinese people do this and that? Of course! we have a history more than 5000 years, when we started to cook food with fire, I don't know what food people in Europe and America ate, or even there were only monkeys over the forestes.
Rem on June 06, 2012:
China country suck, they can clone anything like fake iphone, fake rice, fake eggs, cardboard food wtf they claimed SOB!
par on June 06, 2012:
I thought Chinese are weirdos, but sill they are weirdo to me.
monty on May 31, 2012:
If any China's people will come near my dog or to my cat,I will eat them.shame on this China's,eating humans best friends.
Tingting on May 18, 2012:
Actually I don't mind being asked about something like ‘Do you Chinese do this or that’ questions. I understand those guys, of course they are good people. they don't know Chinese society and culture so they got curious. Maybe I had some silly questions on westen people too but I didn't notice that.
When I was a little kid, mom told me cats are spirits, nobody could hurt them. so I never knew anybody would eat cats. but one day a guy told me people eat cats in south China. can you imagine what I was thinking at that time? I was totally shocked. but when I got a job in south China, My local coworkers told me, "No we don't eat cats and rats, only a few idiots do. "
Don't mention baby meat, monkey brain(I m scared only by seeing the words),nobody in China takes those as normal or legal. I hope those things never happenned.
kiki on May 08, 2012:
thats sick i would never eat a cat i have a cat he is so cute and loving maybe for a change they should try having them as a pet and see how friendly they are cause i think noone would like it if the cat killed u just to eat ur meat
Lastborn on March 07, 2012:
What? Monkey brain....?. eating monkey train is just like eating human brain.
MAO ZEDONG on February 26, 2012:
INTERNET SEARCH: WHY FEUDAL CHINA LASTED SO LONG?
The chinese have been attacking their own culture for the last 100-200 years now..
CHINA: SICK MAN OF ASIA....ALL PEOPLE GO FROM PRIMATIVE TO MODERN NATIONS...YES. NO
u_U on February 09, 2012:
hmph im okay with them but not okay with them eating dog's and cat meat .. not even delicious discusting is the word for that --'
Oscar on February 02, 2012:
peruvian people (from Chincha, in Ica region) eats cats too....
asiacanuck on November 12, 2011:
Interesting...I am an expat Canadian who has been living in China for the last four years. Love the people, love the food! Along with pork, chicken and beef I have savored donkey, dog, snake, pigeon, chicken feet, bull penis and rooster testicles (at least that was the translation by my Chinese friends!) I have probably had other meats that I can't think of at the moment. I have never lived in a country with such a wide variety of delicious, spicy foods. Every culture has its own tastes and customs. Most Chinese can't stand cheese; they think it is just chunks of fat, which it basically is :).
Thisblkgirlrocks on November 08, 2011:
@Lennyp.... Really, people are scared of blk ppl u say? This hub was about ppl in general being ignorant towards chinese ppl. Only one ignorant person played the racist card,and that my friend was u!!! I for damn sure don't walk around being scared of any race for no reason at all! This person is proven that there are ignorant ppl in the world,and u come off as being just that!!! And by the way, I am of a mixed family(white,black),i sure the skin color of being a lught skin blk girl and my husband is pure white!! I guess u r saying that white ppl are scared of blks right? Then y is it that white men were the ones running behind blks with dogs,guns,and ropes? Who was doing the running Lennyp? Yeah, I hear ya! Get your facts straight buddy!! No human should be scared of no human because we r all humans and as humans we can all do damage to one another no matter what race u r!!
someone asian on November 05, 2011:
this is very true in many ways, but I would think twice about the text, oldern text was from top to bottom, then the collumns were from left to right, I apreciate your work.
mabmiles on October 23, 2011:
Very informative hub!You've given wonderful ideas about Chinese people here.Just thinking myself eating a cat. I guess I'm not that brave enough to do this thing and I'm really amazed Chinese people have strong stomachs.Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
Matt on October 14, 2011:
I have eaten dog, cat and rat in China. Dog is quite a common and cheap dish in the winter in the south (eg. Guangdong) and the north (Jilin, due to Korean influence). I've only seen cat in a few places in Guangdong.
I find dog extremely delicious, and eat it every winter. It warms the body in the same way as snake meat. I can't stand cat - once was enough. Rat meat is pretty sweet, but its wild and not so hygienic.
JD on August 30, 2011:
spirit, ur absolutely confused, chinese people do not eat monkey and all monkey nowadays are protected in the zoo, where can u get a monkey to eat mate? and Lu Rouguan is a kind of restaurant for serving meat but not monkey meat, Lu Rou is just a kind of dish made by very normal meat like chicken or poke but in a very special cooking way, tha's why it's called Lu Rou which can be translated as the meat cooked by boiling with chinese herb sources, NOT monkey!
kerlynb from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^ on August 22, 2011:
At least some misconceptions were corrected :) It's not fair to pass on generalized judgment on people of a particular race.
jimmy on August 09, 2011:
Actually, in periods of famine (think Great Leap Forward), Chinese people have been reported to eat their own children. Extreme case, I know, but I couldn't help myself.
I wouldn't say Chinese society is closed off as it is internal, which is kind of annoying in conversation. Everything revolves around China-specific issues that anyone outside the county wouldn't talk about in daily conversation or even recognise. You really have to be immersed in the culture to understand what is going on a lot of the time. Often pretty interesting stuff though
gadgetspot on April 14, 2011:
No, i am not afraid of chinese people, especially with those beautiful women lol....
Hotshot_peter from Over yonder tree on April 14, 2011:
This is a very interesting and knowledgeable hub. Most of what you said is true. In Nigeria during the civil war, the Biafrans were so famished that they had to eat rats, RAW. Dog meat is a specialty in some parts of Nigeria, such as calabar. Another fact people might not know is that some tribes in Nigeria also eat snakes. It is very wrong to judge people on what they eat. We all have different tastes, One man's food is another man's poison. Thanks for this article. What people know they won't fear.
Sam Reeves from China on April 13, 2011:
I'd just like to say I find it exceptionally amusing that you are asked all those questions.
As a foreigner living in China I get asked hundreds of ridiculous questions everyday.... it's called 'bao ying'. I've often wondered if when Chinese people go to my country do they have to suffer the same as we do.
I'd like to make one point though. Eating dog meat is Korean culture and not so much Chinese culture. And honestly.... it's not delicious. Although I have been told I ate the wrong type, who knows, it was an accident in the first place.
It's nice to know from your post that ignorance is world wide and it's not only me suffering!
"All foreigners have sex after first meeting each other very quickly."
"There are only two cultures in the world, Chinese culture and western culture."
"Every country in the world uses U.S dollars."
"Foreigners all eat bread and milk for breakfast."
"The English language originates in America."
I could go on, but I'll spare you. Thanks for the read though.
spirit on March 03, 2011:
well!! chinese do eat donkey meat!! there are many hotels named "lu rou guan" in beijing and neighborhood.. LU means donkey, rou means meat and guan means a hotel...
LennyP from Iowa on February 19, 2011:
I never heard of anyone being terrified of Chinese people. Isn't it in general black people that are supposed to be scary and Muslims while flying on a plane?
Pamela N Red from Oklahoma on February 16, 2011:
It is usually people who have not traveled much who find fault in other cultures eating habits.
I didn't realize anyone was afraid of Chinese people. I have never been.
Sabrina Yuquan Chen (陈玉泉) from Boston, MA, USA on January 29, 2011:
Honestly, this is the very first hub I ever read word by word to the end. Thanks a lot for spreading the information. About rats, people in the south do eat them, or at least make them a type of medicine. I saw many of them (dried) sold on streets during my 5 years stay in the university in Hefei (sort of south), so it is relatively a popular animal to be consumed in China. Overall, when it comes to eating strange things, only the south of China comes into play. I'm from the north, we absolutely do not eat anything strange, maybe just dogs and donkeys (I've had dog meat only once when I was 20 something, sorry, it indeed tasted great). Cats and snakes are traditionally cooked together (in the south only), given the name "dragon tiger fight". My brother-in-law once had the chance to enjoy this meal in Guangzhou, he said it was so delicious. I don't know about monkeys, though I've heard about raw brain thing, vividly described so I believed it was true (again only in the south, people in the south are very different)
lovelylizzy from Bahamas on October 01, 2010:
I think chinese people are normal and DON'T EAT STRANGE creature.i think this was very knowleable and sensible.I'm sure that even those that do,there are only half a handful of those like THAT.but don't worry,these things happen in,north and south america,europe austailia,
and even antartica.don't blame chinese people.these things might happen right where YOU live. :D :P :) :D
one thing though,the pot of cooked dog scaes me.
Ingenira on September 14, 2010:
Really, I haven't heard of Chinese eating cats ! And it is only a small group of Chinese eating dogs, most Chinese detests it. Nevertheless, interesting hubs to ponder upon...
Garrett Mickley from Jupiter, Florida on September 09, 2010:
Asian women are gorgeous.
funmoojo on August 31, 2010:
good article explains several misunderstanding among Chinese. But I want to add one more
Do Chinese know how to queue?
Christian Murphy from Cape Breton, NS on July 16, 2010:
Very interesting, but no I don't fear Chinese people. In truth, most people I have met from China are humble gracious and generally eager to learn about me and my culture. Diet is a matter of upbringing and a cultural affair. Cod cheeks and tongues are a treat in Cape Breton, NS, Canada while deep fried pig intestines are enjoyed in the southern US. As for my dog and two cats, perhaps a few recipes pinned to the fridge will keep them from doing their business on my floor.
Nancy Zhai from Xi'an China on July 15, 2010:
Those questions on Chinese people are really silly! I have to say those asking the silly questions are silly.
Earth Angel on July 04, 2010:
Wow!! This Hub kind of took my breath away!! In this day and age I didn't know there was still so much ignorance out there!! If people are really still asking those hurtful questions, our world is indeed in more trouble than I thought!! Thank you for sharing!! Earth Angel!!
Hello, hello, from London, UK on July 03, 2010:
Thank you for such a comprehensive and informative hub.