對「滿清統治台灣，算是殖民統治嗎？ | Friedrich Wang」的一則回應
The question is not whether the Qing government in Taiwan was a “colonial" one. The real question is this: was the entire Qing regime in mainland China a foreign, alien political force that had, for most intents and purposes, colonized Han society, on the mainland? The answer is: YES, it was.
Manchus are not Chinese, they are as alien to us as the Japs and the Mongol dahluu are. If you unificationists continue to insist that the Manchus are Chinese, then in my view, you have just jettisoned all self-respect.
It’s only after you unificationists are able to take a hard look at yourselves in the mirror, and admit [as I have, to myself] that the entire Qing dynasty is a debacle for us ethnic Han Chinese, that the very historical fact of the Qing is a disgrace that should eternally shame all of us Han Chinese, that you can begin to live a life of self-respect.
Country refers to land, people and culture. Different dynasties (ancient Chinese word) or regimes (modern word) were established in China’s land, nation and culture. Therefore, China has continued to today from the establishment to the end of different dynasties. No matter what nationality brings to China how much disaster, such as massacre of Chinese people and eradication of Chinese culture, as long as its regime is established (founded) to perish (destroyed) in Chinese land, its descendants will be born in Chinese land, growing up after its demise, it can be said that this regime is a dynasty in China, and its descendants are one of the Chinese nation. As for the disaster, there is no need to deny it, nor to publicize it, only to make a descriptive record.
China is not a colony of the Yuan and Qing dynasties, because the Yuan and Qing dynasties were established and ended in Chinese land, and they are not countries outside of China. After the fall of the Yuan and Qing dynasties, descendants of the Mongols and Manchus were born and growing up in China. Therefore, the Yuan Dynasty and the Qing Dynasty are two dynasties in China, and the Mongols and Manchurians are one of the Chinese ethnic groups.