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26th Apr '17 11:46:28 PM Wuz
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17th Apr '17 2:21:48 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' features Cathay (an archaic name for China), which keeps the Hobgoblin Khan and Kurgan (Death Metal northern Tatars) out with the "Great Bastion", is ruled by the "Dragon Emperor" and is described as "Land of the Celestial Dragon Monks", home to serpentine dragons, Temple Dogs of living stone, mystical Ki-rin, cities of jade, terracotta soldiers and reclusive monkey warriors. Games Workshop claim it is based on a real life culture, [[SarcasmMode but to this day nobody in the Warhammer fandom has]] ''[[SarcasmMode ever]]'' [[SarcasmMode worked out which.]] [[BlatantLies Common consensus is that it is based on Swindon.]] Like most other civilized nations in the setting, it is often under threat from Norscan raids, Norscans being basically Death Metal Vikings who worship demons. Hilariously, it was nearly taken over by aforementioned Death Metal Tatars 1109 IC or thereabouts. There is also the kingdom of Nippon, on an island just east of Cathay, but little of it is known save that it is highly isolationist and home to a rigid caste system enforced by knights in elaborate armor of lacquered wood.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' features ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''
** The dominant human empire in the east of the Old World is the Empire of Grand
Cathay (an archaic name for China), which keeps the Hobgoblin Khan Khanate and the Kurgan (Death Metal northern Tatars) Tatars who nearly took it over around fifteen hundred years before the setting's present) out with the "Great Bastion", is ruled by the "Dragon Emperor" and is described as "Land of the Celestial Dragon Monks", home to serpentine dragons, Temple Dogs of living stone, mystical Ki-rin, cities of jade, terracotta soldiers and reclusive monkey warriors. Games Workshop claim it is based on a real life culture, [[SarcasmMode but to this day nobody in the Warhammer fandom has]] ''[[SarcasmMode ever]]'' [[SarcasmMode worked out which.]] [[BlatantLies Common consensus is that it is based on Swindon.]] Like most other civilized nations in the setting, it is often under threat from Norscan raids, Norscans being basically Death Metal Vikings who worship demons. Hilariously, it was nearly taken over by aforementioned Death Metal Tatars 1109 IC or thereabouts. demons.
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There is also the kingdom of Nippon, on an island just east of Cathay, but little of it is known save that it is highly isolationist and home to a rigid caste system enforced by knights in elaborate armor of lacquered wood.wood. South of Cathay lie also the Hinterlands of Khuresh, but little to nothing's known of them save that they are mostly covered in jungle.
18th Mar '17 7:10:11 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' online game has an area known as Shenkuu, which is basically based around this trope.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' online game has an area known as Shenkuu, which is basically based around this trope.
22nd Feb '17 2:14:50 AM AgProv
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** "Agatea"'s original fusion of Japan and China has since been expanded to take in Thailand and Malaya ("BhangBhangDuc")and a suspiciously familiar, to Koreans, pickled cabbage with seriously explaosive side effects has been introduced, called ''grimchi''.

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** "Agatea"'s original fusion of Japan and China has since been expanded to take in Thailand and Malaya ("BhangBhangDuc")and ("[=BhangBhangDuc=]")and a suspiciously familiar, to Koreans, pickled cabbage with seriously explaosive explosive side effects has been introduced, called ''grimchi''.
22nd Feb '17 2:13:52 AM AgProv
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** "Agatea"'s original fusion of Japan and China has since been expanded to take in Thailand and Malaya ("BhangBhangDuc")and a suspiciously familiar, to Koreans, pickled cabbage with seriously explaosive side effects has been introduced, called ''grimchi''.
21st Jan '17 11:34:34 AM Theriocephalus
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A sort of odd mishmash of UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and UsefulNotes/{{China}} (with occasional bits of [[UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}} Korea]] and Southeast Asia), mixing various stereotypes about "the Orient" together. Expect to see [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting kung-fu or other martial arts]], panda bears, chopsticks, lots of bowing, shrines, burning incense, CherryBlossoms, paper fans, [[GratuitousNinja ninja]], [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dra]][[DragonsUpTheYinYang gons]], and billowing clothing.

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A sort of odd mishmash of UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and UsefulNotes/{{China}} (with occasional bits of [[UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}} Korea]] and Southeast Asia), mixing various stereotypes about "the Orient" together.in general. Expect to see [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting kung-fu or other martial arts]], panda bears, chopsticks, lots of bowing, shrines, burning incense, CherryBlossoms, paper fans, [[GratuitousNinja ninja]], [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dra]][[DragonsUpTheYinYang gons]], and billowing clothing.



* VideoGame/Wizard101 plays this straight in the world of Mooshu. The sister game Videogame/Pirate101 downplays this by dividing Mooshu into a mostly Chineese half and a mostly Japaneese half, with the cultures blending together in between.

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* VideoGame/Wizard101 ''VideoGame/Wizard101'' plays this straight in the world of Mooshu. The sister game Videogame/Pirate101 ''Videogame/Pirate101'' downplays this by dividing Mooshu into a mostly Chineese Chinese half and a mostly Japaneese Japanese half, with the cultures blending together in between.
21st Jan '17 11:27:23 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' features "Cathay" (an archaic name for China), which keeps the Hobgoblin Khan and Kurgan (Death Metal northern Tatars) out with the "Great Bastion", is ruled by the "Dragon Emperor" and is described as "Land of the Celestial Dragon Monks." Games Workshop claim it is based on a real life culture, [[SarcasmMode but to this day nobody in the Warhammer fandom has]] ''[[SarcasmMode ever]]'' [[SarcasmMode worked out which.]] [[BlatantLies Common consensus is that it is based on Swindon.]] Like most other civilized nations in the setting, it is often under threat from Norscan raids, Norscans being basically Death Metal Vikings who worship demons. Hilariously, it was nearly taken over by aforementioned Death Metal Tatars 1109 IC or thereabouts. That, and the fact that Tzeentch worship is officially recognized within its borders, is pretty much half of what information is around about it. It should also be noted that Cathay is actually in the far south of the Warhammer world.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' features "Cathay" Cathay (an archaic name for China), which keeps the Hobgoblin Khan and Kurgan (Death Metal northern Tatars) out with the "Great Bastion", is ruled by the "Dragon Emperor" and is described as "Land of the Celestial Dragon Monks." Monks", home to serpentine dragons, Temple Dogs of living stone, mystical Ki-rin, cities of jade, terracotta soldiers and reclusive monkey warriors. Games Workshop claim it is based on a real life culture, [[SarcasmMode but to this day nobody in the Warhammer fandom has]] ''[[SarcasmMode ever]]'' [[SarcasmMode worked out which.]] [[BlatantLies Common consensus is that it is based on Swindon.]] Like most other civilized nations in the setting, it is often under threat from Norscan raids, Norscans being basically Death Metal Vikings who worship demons. Hilariously, it was nearly taken over by aforementioned Death Metal Tatars 1109 IC or thereabouts. That, and There is also the fact kingdom of Nippon, on an island just east of Cathay, but little of it is known save that Tzeentch worship it is officially recognized within its borders, is pretty much half highly isolationist and home to a rigid caste system enforced by knights in elaborate armor of what information is around about it. It should also be noted that Cathay is actually in the far south of the Warhammer world.lacquered wood.
16th Dec '16 5:16:12 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' plays with this. Although the entire planet is a mis-mash of Asian cultures, each actual nation is based off of a single culture, or the cultures of a few culturally and geographically similar countries. It's all actually very logically done.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' plays with this. Although the entire planet is a mis-mash mish-mash of Asian cultures, each actual nation is largely based off of a single culture, or the cultures of a few culturally and geographically similar countries. It's all actually very logically done.
5th Dec '16 2:24:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series' sustained inability to differentiate between Eastern cultures is a great source of amusement for people who actually can. [[Film/MortalKombat The first movie]] alone features a Chinese man going back to a monastery supposedly in China but obviously a Thai temple, greeted by monks dressed in Thai robes, and then a Japanese thunder god appears ([[RaceLift played by a white man]]). There is a good explanation for why so many of the ninja in the series are Chinese; despite looking like the modern day ninja archetype, they are part of a Chinese assassin cult known as the "Lin Kuei", which is explained as having been the progenitor of ninjas in Japan (such as Scorpion's Shirai Ryu clan). Bonus points for the Lin Kuei actually being ''real''. Though, despite superficial similarities they probably had very little to do with Japanese ninja, nor were they mercenaries, just a {{Badass}} survivalist sect that happened to teach some no holds barred self-defence and had a penchant' for stealth and forest-dwelling. As in the games, they had a habit of abducting children from other villages to refresh their numbers, but they were more like highly-trained warrior bandits or even Chinese Native Americans than ''shinobi'' when its all said and done. Also, they never called themselves Lin Kuei; thats just the name outsiders gave to them. They still exist, but only as a small group dedicated to simply keeping the art alive (minus the child-abducting bandit stuff, of course).

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* The ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series' sustained inability to differentiate between Eastern cultures is a great source of amusement for people who actually can. [[Film/MortalKombat The first movie]] alone features a Chinese man going back to a monastery supposedly in China but obviously a Thai temple, greeted by monks dressed in Thai robes, and then a Japanese thunder god appears ([[RaceLift played by a white man]]). There is a good explanation for why so many of the ninja in the series are Chinese; despite looking like the modern day ninja archetype, they are part of a Chinese assassin cult known as the "Lin Kuei", which is explained as having been the progenitor of ninjas in Japan (such as Scorpion's Shirai Ryu clan). Bonus points for the Lin Kuei actually being ''real''. Though, despite superficial similarities they probably had very little to do with Japanese ninja, nor were they mercenaries, just a {{Badass}} badass survivalist sect that happened to teach some no holds barred self-defence and had a penchant' for stealth and forest-dwelling. As in the games, they had a habit of abducting children from other villages to refresh their numbers, but they were more like highly-trained warrior bandits or even Chinese Native Americans than ''shinobi'' when its all said and done. Also, they never called themselves Lin Kuei; thats just the name outsiders gave to them. They still exist, but only as a small group dedicated to simply keeping the art alive (minus the child-abducting bandit stuff, of course).
28th Nov '16 11:20:42 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' has Dalaam, a vaguely Indian place existing on a FloatingContinent. The mystical training that Prince Poo receives there has strong overtones of UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}}.
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