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22nd Apr '16 10:35:19 AM matruz
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* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] with a comic strip produced by the government of China which warns Chinese women on dating foreigners, on the grounds that they could be undercover spies. [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/21/asia/china-foreign-spies/ No kidding]].



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* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] with a comic strip produced by the government of China which warns Chinese women on dating foreigners, on the grounds that they could be undercover spies. [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/21/asia/china-foreign-spies/ No kidding]].
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22nd Apr '16 10:31:57 AM matruz
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* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] with a comic strip produced by the government of China which warns Chinese women on dating foreigners, on the grounds that they could be undercover spies. [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/21/asia/china-foreign-spies/ No kidding]].
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18th Apr '16 1:11:43 AM aye_amber
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%% * "China Girl" was penned by DavidBowie and IggyPop for the latter's 1977 album ''The Idiot'', though it's Bowie's CoverVersion in 1983 that's better-known. The inspiration for the song comes from Pop's confession of his love for Kuelan Nguyen, so take from that what you will.

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%% * "China Girl" was penned by DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie and IggyPop Music/IggyPop for the latter's 1977 album ''The Idiot'', though it's Bowie's CoverVersion in 1983 that's better-known. The inspiration for the song comes from Pop's confession of his love for Kuelan Nguyen, so take from that what you will.
17th Apr '16 8:06:08 PM sayaleviathan
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* Prior to the ContinuityReboot in 2011, we have [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West]] and [[InterpidReporter Linda Park]]. However at the start, they were at odds at each other due Linda criticizing the Flash for the collateral damage. Then, they got married and had twins. Linda averts the stereotypical Asian submissive love interest because she has spunk and at one storyline, goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge when she watched Wally died in the hands of Kobra and requested Pied Piper to build weapons so she can put lead on Kobra despite not having any superpowers.


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* Similar to the comics, ''Film/TheWolverine'' has Logan and Mariko Yashida. But Logan is still trying to move on from Jean Grey's death while Mariko became an AdaptationalBadass due to her knife-throwing skills. In the movie's climax, Mariko is the one who saved Logan from the BigBad, [[spoiler:who happened to be her own grandfather]]. In the end, their relationship never really go anywhere except for a quick kiss and Logan went back to the United States.
10th Apr '16 6:44:14 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* While ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is infamous for being a TropeCodifier of the "exotic, submissive Asian woman falls in love with Western man" plot, the opera itself is actually also something of a deliberate ''deconstruction''; the American Pinkerton is a cad who ruins the Japanese Butterfly's life with his selfish nature and thoughtlessness, topping it off by abandoning her to marry an American woman (who herself remains unaware of his early relationship with Butterfly until it's far too late).

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* While ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is infamous for being a TropeCodifier of the "exotic, submissive Asian woman falls in love with Western man" plot, the opera itself is actually also something of a deliberate ''deconstruction''; the American Pinkerton is a cad who ruins the Japanese Butterfly's life with his selfish nature and thoughtlessness, topping it off by abandoning her to marry an American woman (who herself remains unaware of his early relationship with Butterfly until it's far too late).
10th Apr '16 6:43:54 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* While ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is infamous for being a TropeCodifier of the "exotic, submissive Asian woman falls in love with Western man" plot, the opera itself is actually also something of a deliberate ''deconstruction''; the American Pinkerton is a cad who ruins the Japanese Butterfly's life with his selfish nature and thoughtlessness, topping it off by abandoning her to marry an American woman (who herself is unaware of his early relationship).

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* While ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is infamous for being a TropeCodifier of the "exotic, submissive Asian woman falls in love with Western man" plot, the opera itself is actually also something of a deliberate ''deconstruction''; the American Pinkerton is a cad who ruins the Japanese Butterfly's life with his selfish nature and thoughtlessness, topping it off by abandoning her to marry an American woman (who herself is remains unaware of his early relationship).relationship with Butterfly until it's far too late).
10th Apr '16 6:43:01 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* While ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is infamous for being a TropeCodifier of the "exotic, submissive Asian woman falls in love with Western man" plot, the opera is actually also something of a deliberate''deconstruction''; the American Pinkerton is a cad who ruins the Japanese Butterfly's life with his selfish nature and thoughtlessness, topping it off by abandoning her to marry an American woman (who herself is unaware of his early relationship).

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* While ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is infamous for being a TropeCodifier of the "exotic, submissive Asian woman falls in love with Western man" plot, the opera itself is actually also something of a deliberate''deconstruction''; deliberate ''deconstruction''; the American Pinkerton is a cad who ruins the Japanese Butterfly's life with his selfish nature and thoughtlessness, topping it off by abandoning her to marry an American woman (who herself is unaware of his early relationship).
10th Apr '16 6:42:18 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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Sadly, interracial relationships in general are still a [[MalignedMixedMarriage touchy subject]]. There still exists the notion that [[EntitledToHaveYou the women of a social category somehow "belong" to the men of that category and vice-versa]]. Those who stray are often considered some kind of [[CategoryTraitor traitor to 'their people']]. [[note]]Asiatic-European pairings are also plagued by the shadow of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orientalism Orientalism]], and a long history of stories about "pink men rescuing brown women from evil brown men". Though 'Orientalism' was originally defined by European attitudes to the Middle East, European eyes went on to view the Far East through the same paradigm.[[/note]] In any case, the modern {{stereotype}} of Asian women is that they're charmingly exotic, uber-domestic, [[AsianHookerStereotype unquestioningly-subservient nymphomaniacs]]... or, at the other extreme, [[AsianAirhead an uneducated, ditzy moron]]. Thus, her caucasian lover will arrive and be somehow "better" than her Asian peers, often to the point of her complete devotion.

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Sadly, interracial relationships in general are still a [[MalignedMixedMarriage touchy subject]]. There still exists the notion that [[EntitledToHaveYou the women of a social category somehow "belong" to the men of that category and vice-versa]]. Those who stray are often considered some kind of [[CategoryTraitor traitor to 'their people']]. [[note]]Asiatic-European pairings are also plagued by the shadow of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orientalism Orientalism]], and a long history of stories about "pink men rescuing brown women from evil brown men". Though 'Orientalism' was originally defined by European attitudes to the Middle East, European eyes went on to view the Far East through the same paradigm.[[/note]] In any case, the modern {{stereotype}} of Asian women is that they're charmingly exotic, uber-domestic, [[AsianHookerStereotype unquestioningly-subservient nymphomaniacs]]... or, at the other extreme, [[AsianAirhead an uneducated, ditzy moron]]. Thus, her caucasian Caucasian lover will arrive and be somehow "better" than her Asian peers, often to the point of her complete devotion.



* Played straight in the opera ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' (one of the quintessential examples of the trope), but subverted in ''M Butterfly'', a play by David Henry Hwang later adapted onscreen by Creator/DavidCronenberg, in which the stereotypically doll-like Asian woman [[spoiler: [[UnsettlingGenderReveal turns out to be a male spy]] that [[InvokedTrope deliberately played]] into the white man's stereotyped expectations of Asian women to make him fall in love with him. Complete with a scathing commentary on the Western concept of the 'Submissive, Feminine Asia' that will fall for the 'Big Gun, and Big Money Masculine West']]. And it was InspiredBy a true event: look up [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Boursicot Bernard Boursicot]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi_Pei_Pu Shi Peipu]] for details.
* Played straight in ''Theatre/MissSaigon'' (which is ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' [[SettingUpdate in the]] [[TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]]!). Sure, Chris is a decent person, but that still doesn't change the fact that he's a white person sweeping a Vietnamese girl off her feet the moment he meets her. Is it any ''wonder'' that Thuy's so upset? The producers apparently went to great pains to make him a {{Jerkass}}[[note]]Seriously, was the threatened infanticide really necessary? Declaring his intent to kill Tam also made him TooDumbToLive in a sense - seriously, you do ''not'' [[EatsBabies make death threats to a child]] [[MamaBear in the presence of his mother]] [[BerserkButton if you value your life...]][[/note]], and he ''still'' garners some sympathy for being on the wrong side of this trope.

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* Played straight in the opera While ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' (one is infamous for being a TropeCodifier of the quintessential examples of "exotic, submissive Asian woman falls in love with Western man" plot, the trope), but subverted in ''M Butterfly'', opera is actually also something of a deliberate''deconstruction''; the American Pinkerton is a cad who ruins the Japanese Butterfly's life with his selfish nature and thoughtlessness, topping it off by abandoning her to marry an American woman (who herself is unaware of his early relationship).
* ''Theatre/MButterfly'',
a play by David Henry Hwang later adapted onscreen by Creator/DavidCronenberg, Creator/DavidCronenberg into the movie of the same name mentioned in which the "Film" section, is a subversion; the stereotypically doll-like Asian woman [[spoiler: [[UnsettlingGenderReveal turns out to be a male spy]] that who [[InvokedTrope deliberately played]] plays]] into the white man's stereotyped expectations of Asian women to make him fall in love with him. Complete with a scathing commentary on the Western concept of the 'Submissive, "Submissive, Feminine Asia' that will fall for the 'Big Gun, and Big Money Masculine West']].West" concept]]. And it was InspiredBy a true event: look up [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Boursicot Bernard Boursicot]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi_Pei_Pu Shi Peipu]] for details.
* Played straight in ''Theatre/MissSaigon'' (which is ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' [[SettingUpdate in the]] [[TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]]!). Sure, Chris is a decent person, person (certainly far better than Pinkerton), but that still doesn't change the fact that he's a white person sweeping a Vietnamese girl off her feet the moment he meets her. Is it any ''wonder'' that Thuy's so upset? The producers apparently went to great pains to make him a {{Jerkass}}[[note]]Seriously, was the threatened infanticide really necessary? Declaring his intent to kill Tam also made him TooDumbToLive in a sense - seriously, you do ''not'' [[EatsBabies make death threats to a child]] [[MamaBear in the presence of his mother]] [[BerserkButton if you value your life...]][[/note]], and he ''still'' garners some sympathy for being on the wrong side of this trope.
7th Apr '16 3:39:10 AM CaptEquinox
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* ''Film/DonovansReef'' has Dedham, a doctor on Haleakaloha in French Polynesia, leaving his ''hapa'' children in the care of his friend Donovan for a couple of weeks. Their late mother, the doctor's second wife, was a Polynesian princess. He has yet to explain this to Amelia, his Boston Brahmin daughter by his first marriage, who visits the island. The children are temporarily passed off as Donovan's until their dad returns, and they correctly assume this is because they are not white.
7th Apr '16 2:55:56 AM CaptEquinox
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* Bill Holden also has romance with a Chinese woman (played by Nancy Kwan) in ''Film/TheWorldOfSuzieWong''. She's a prostitute, so ''his'' career and reputation will be jeopardized if they stay together. They split up for a time but reunite after an earthquake in which her son by a former client is killed.
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