RE: Term Asian is not used properly on Computers and NET

From: Jungshik Shin (
Date: Tue May 29 2001 - 16:57:30 EDT

On Tue, 29 May 2001, Jungshik Shin wrote:

> On Tue, 29 May 2001, Marco Cimarosti wrote:
> > Doug Ewell wrote:
> > > Peter has an excellent solution -- much better than trying to
> > > explain the
> > > term "CJK" to ordinary people -- and I plan to use the term
> > > "East Asian" in the future.

> > you fall in another pitfall, because Mongolian, Russian, Vietnamese and many
> > other languages spoken in East Asia aren't accounted for.
> Well, the part of Asia where Vietnam (along with Thai, Laos,
> Cambodia/Khmer, Indonesia) is usually refered to as South East Asia while

   Obviously, I forgot mentioning Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore,
Burma, Brunei and East Timor.

> the part where Japan and Korea (along with a subtantial part of China)
> are is refered to as North East Asia or Far East. And, Mongol belongs
> not to East Asia but to Central Asia along with some countries/regions
> you aggregated. Granted, 'North East Asia' might be arguably best

  To make it complete, I have to add: South Asia is used to refer to
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka Bangladesh, Nepal and so forth while SouthWest
Asia is a 'politically correct' term for Euro-centric term 'Middle East'.
I also have to add that this partitioning cannot be absolute, but
I believe what I wrote is a widely adopted way to 'partition' Asia.

   Jungshik Shin

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