Asian Was: Re: Her indoors

Lynne Murphy m.l.murphy at SUSSEX.AC.UK
Sun Nov 8 15:08:26 UTC 2009

--On 07 November 2009 11:44 +0000 Damien Hall <djh514 at YORK.AC.UK> wrote:

> Also, this whole post reminds me again of something I'm sure has been
> discussed here before: the fact that 'Asian' means different things in the
> UK and the US. In the UK it's South Asians, and in the US East Asians. I
> suppose this is simply because the majority / a plurality of UK immigrants
> from Asia are South Asian, and the majority / a plurality of US immigrants
> from Asia are East Asian.

For the heckuvit, here's a link to my post on that very topic:



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