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10:33 Oct 3, 2004
Chinese to English translations [PRO] Government / Politics
Explanation: Wow! You are asking something which has never been translated. How would a Cantonese translate this, denoting people from other provinces?
We are not talking about 外省人 nowadays. We call them New Immigrants or Mainland Taiwanese. Some people in Taiwan would call them Chinese in Taiwan with an undertone, denoting that they are against Taiwan, despite of taking advantages of Taiwan, unfortunately.
Wenjer Leuschel Taiwan Local time: 19:18 Works in field Native speaker of: Chinese PRO pts in category: 44
2 hrs confidence:
native of mainland China
Explanation: I assume that the phrase "wai sheng ren" refers to the term coined in Taiwan to describe those residents of Taiwan born in mainland China, as opposed to those who were born in Taiwan. This is a highly political and sensitive term in today's Taiwan. Its usage is sometimes used to emphasize that "wai sheng ren" -- literally, "person from another province" -- are somehow "foreign" to Taiwan, thus less "pro-Taiwan" and perhaps more likely to support unification with mainland China.
Explanation: This is very tricky and really depends on who you are talking to and what the specific context of the reference is. See the website below for a discussion. Informally, we all used to say 'Mainlander' and probably still do in certain contexts, but as most of the '外省人' are now pretty old, and their children are recognised as locals, it's a bit of a moot point. If you want to make the distinction in English, since most of the outside world has no idea of the issue, you have to say something like 'people who came over from the Mainland with the KMT in 1949" and then go into a discussion of what that signifies in the local body politic. Pretty daunting at times. As always, let context be your guide.
Shang China Local time: 19:18 Native speaker of: Chinese PRO pts in category: 35
16 hrs confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
Mainland Chinese, those who came over with the Guomindang
Explanation: Mainland Chinese, those who came over with the Guomindang - that's what they are known as in conversation in New Zealand.
In my opinion, it would depend on the context and discourse under consideration. Some possibilities:
1/ the 1945 wave of Chinese settlers/the second wave of Chinese settlers? those who came over with the Guomindang/Kuomintang (and their descendants?
[DOC] The Evolution of Taiwan*s Legal Systems, 1895-1997
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... 並開始第二波遷徙到台灣的華人移民潮。21 從1945年以後，自中國內地（國治初期通常稱
此因當時的中國視台灣為一省，故籍貫屬台灣省以外之人即為 ... www.law.ntu.edu.tw/Faculty/prof/ tswang/二十世紀台灣法律的發展.doc - Similar pages
2 'Mainland Chinese'
There are '外省人' and '本省人'in Taiwan. From what I know in English they are loosely called 'Taiwanese' and 'Mainland Chinese', at least that is how they are known to English teachers in New Zealand. As we understand it, the 'Taiwanese' speak Taiwanese dialect at home, whereas the 'Mainland Chinese'speak Mandarin; they are 2 linguistic groups and cultural groups on the island.
3 Goa-seng lang
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... 元老級. 註冊日: 2003-11-24. 來自: 發表數: 911. Re: 區分「本省人」與「外省人」真的很好！
My wife is a goa-seng lang. I think most of the Goa-seng langs are still very much
loyal to KMT and lack any insight of the crimes and astrocity of KMT. ...
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4 non-native born Taiwanese resident (etymologically this is what it is). No doubt Hunanese living in Yunnan, or any interprovincial migrant within China might also be referred to this way.
外省 = provinces other than where one is; other provinces 本省以外的省份 (外研社:汉英词典)(现代汉语词典)
chica nueva Local time: 00:18 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 40