C4, Ep.67: Bruce Lee! By C4 July 20, 2013 2:27 pm Comments: 4 Today on C4: Bruce Lee: he died. Watch these two British show hosts talk about this legendary American who is ethnically Chinese. Go visit C4′s Tumblr! 4 Responses to “C4, Ep.67: Bruce Lee!” wha-- July 21st, 2013 11:45am ethnically caucasian-asian. his mother was half white, half Chinese. really, he’s more American than anything Reply wha-- July 21st, 2013 11:57am ethnically asian-caucasian. his mother was half white, half Chinese. born in the US, buried in the US, he was as American. period. I love the looks on people’s faces here in China when I explain that: “Ok, stupid laowai” yeah, I’m the idiot Reply Ericj July 22nd, 2013 9:49am Well the issue isn’t so much that he’s American. The Chinese mentality is that so long as you are “Chinese” you will forever be Chinese. ABC’s who have no relation to China except being ethnically Chinese are seen as Chinese too. The problem most likely has to do with the post maoist mentality of all being one. Something to do with homogeny and the like. It’s all bullshit. Kind of like when China takes credit for Jeremy Lin. Taiwan does this too just to a lesser extreme. Hong Kong to my knowledge doesn’t as much. They end up equating nationality with ethnicity, which is funny. They treat Foreign born Chinese as Chinese whereas the nationals whom do not fall under the traditional Han group are treated as separate minorities/ Reply Doors man July 21st, 2013 9:20pm Funny Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) Website XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> 6 + one = Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.