History Main / YellowPeril

17th Sep '17 1:37:36 AM SofaKingAC
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* A few particularly [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?view=article&catid=34%3Asuffering-sappho-index&id=544%3Amore-egg-fu&option=com_content&Itemid=24 cracked]] out [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=34%3Asuffering-sappho-index&id=525%3Athe-fury-of-egg-fu&Itemid=24 issues]] of ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' and ''The ComicBook/MetalMen'' had "Egg Fu", a gigantic yellow ''egg'' with stereotypical Oriental features and a "mustache tlap." (Well, "trap", but, [[JapaneseRanguage you know]].) John Byrne later tried to retinker him as a supercomputer from Apokolips (and one that was deemed culturally insensitive ''within the story''), but Creator/GrantMorrison making him one of the Great Ten (a Chinese superhero team also created by Grant Morrison), still an overly-intelligent yellow egghead named Chang Tzu, brought back the UnfortunateImplications.

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* A few particularly [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?view=article&catid=34%3Asuffering-sappho-index&id=544%3Amore-egg-fu&option=com_content&Itemid=24 [[http://www.superdickery.com/the-fury-of-egg-fu/ cracked]] out [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=34%3Asuffering-sappho-index&id=525%3Athe-fury-of-egg-fu&Itemid=24 [[http://www.superdickery.com/more-egg-fu/ issues]] of ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' and ''The ComicBook/MetalMen'' had "Egg Fu", a gigantic yellow ''egg'' with stereotypical Oriental features and a "mustache tlap." (Well, "trap", but, [[JapaneseRanguage you know]].) John Byrne later tried to retinker him as a supercomputer from Apokolips (and one that was deemed culturally insensitive ''within the story''), but Creator/GrantMorrison making him one of the Great Ten (a Chinese superhero team also created by Grant Morrison), still an overly-intelligent yellow egghead named Chang Tzu, brought back the UnfortunateImplications.
11th Sep '17 9:34:08 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft seemed to genuinely believe that some day in the future the Chinese would take over the world. This worked its way into the Franchise/CthulhuMythos in his story "He," where a man travels into the future and sees New York filled with scary Asian people. His opus "The Shadow Out of Time" also briefly mentions "the cruel empire of Tsan-Chan, which is to come in 5,000 A.D."
* Robert W. Chambers, who was a major influence on Lovecraft, had a similar (though far less over-the-top) fear of the mysterious East in his short story "The Maker of Moons", which involved an evil Chinese criminal getting involved in an illegal American alchemy ring. He had a [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Beautiful Daughter]] who was good, but she was adopted and white.

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* Creator/HPLovecraft seemed to genuinely believe that some day in the future the Chinese would take over the world. This worked its way into the Franchise/CthulhuMythos in his story "He," where a man travels into the future and sees New York filled with scary Asian people. His opus "The Shadow Out of Time" "Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime" also briefly mentions "the cruel empire of Tsan-Chan, which is to come in 5,000 A.D."
* Robert W. Chambers, Creator/RobertWChambers, who was a major influence on Lovecraft, had a similar (though far less over-the-top) fear of the mysterious East in his short story "The Maker of Moons", which involved an evil Chinese criminal getting involved in an illegal American alchemy ring. He had a [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Beautiful Daughter]] who was good, but she was adopted and white.
31st Aug '17 1:21:10 PM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/HerculePoirot'' has an offscreen version in "The Big Four": the titular four are the head of a pre-WWII conspiracy to rule the world, headed from China by TheChessmaster Li Chang Yen. The other three are all Western ([[spoiler:an American billionaire, a fascist French scientist, and an English assassin]]) but take their orders from him. At the end of the book, he commits suicide when the attempted coup fails and the three others die in their lair's self-destruction.
17th Aug '17 10:52:10 PM StrixObscuro
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* The Creator/{{Wildstorm}} comic ''The American Way'' has a 1960s United States defended by the Civil Defense Corps, a team of heroes. An advertising whiz brought on to help discovers the CDC is actually a massive fraud; half the team have no real powers and all their super-hero "fights" and "alien invasions" are staged for public morale. One fight is set up with the Red Terror, a supposed Communist agitator who's actually an American cast simply because he's of Chinese descent. However, in the middle of the fight, CDC hero Old Glory dies of a heart attack and Red Terror becomes paranoid the public will blame him for it as he played the role of the evil villain too well.

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* The Creator/{{Wildstorm}} comic ''The American Way'' ''ComicBook/TheAmericanWay'' has a 1960s 1960's United States defended by the Civil Defense Corps, a team of heroes. An advertising whiz brought on to help discovers the CDC is actually a massive fraud; half the team have no real powers and all their super-hero "fights" and "alien invasions" are staged for public morale. One fight is set up with the Red Terror, a supposed Communist agitator who's actually an American cast simply because he's of Chinese descent. However, in the middle of the fight, CDC hero Old Glory dies of a heart attack and Red Terror becomes paranoid the public will blame him for it as he played the role of the evil villain too well.
29th Jul '17 3:55:37 AM foxley
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* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'' has Mr. Wu Smith; a Chinese crime lord based in Hong Kong who dresses and speaks like Literature/FuManchu.
20th Jul '17 8:26:04 PM Skagit
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* One chapter in The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey has "The Yellow Peril" as a chapter title, which predicts that [[RedChina the Chinese military]] will invade Israel (based on a fleeting reference in Daniel to "Kings of the East"). Though intended to be nonfiction, The Late Great Planet Earth and other books by Lindsey were a major influence on Literature/LeftBehind.



* Many episodes of ''Series/KungFu'', though the hero was a [[{{Yellowface}} Chinese man played by a white American actor]].

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* Many episodes of ''Series/KungFu'', though the hero was a [[{{Yellowface}} [[ButNotTooForeign half]] Chinese man played by a white [[{{Yellowface}}white American actor]].
19th Jul '17 12:32:55 AM Mercy
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* David Wingrove's ''Literature/ChungKuo'' series of sci-fi novels averts this. The founder of the system actually saved mankind from extinction, but it became corrupted over time, so that dissenters of all ethnicities work together to overthrow the regime.
** In the reboots, perhaps in light of [[SocietyMarchesOn changes in international relations]], it's...less averted.

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* David Wingrove's ''Literature/ChungKuo'' series of sci-fi novels averts this. The founder of the system actually saved mankind from extinction, but it became corrupted over time, so that dissenters of all ethnicities work together to overthrow the regime.
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regime. In the reboots, perhaps in light of [[SocietyMarchesOn changes in international relations]], it's...less averted.
18th Jul '17 8:04:35 PM Specialist290
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* Literature/FuManchu, of the original short story and novel series by Sax Rohmer and their many, many adaptations, is perhaps the classic example. From the same source, Fah Lo Suee embodies the "beautiful-but-at-least-as-evil-as-he" version of the evil mastermind's daughter. Though he is not the first example of Yellow Peril caricatures of Asians, his cultural influence makes him the TropeCodifier.

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* Literature/FuManchu, of the original short story and novel series by Sax Rohmer and their many, many adaptations, is perhaps the classic example. From the same source, Fah Lo Suee embodies the "beautiful-but-at-least-as-evil-as-he" version of the evil mastermind's daughter. Though he is not the first example of Yellow Peril caricatures of Asians, his cultural influence makes and the [[http://www.njedge.net/~knapp/clones.htm host of imitators he spawned]] make him the TropeCodifier.
16th Jul '17 10:08:39 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': One of the fake Kilgrave victims is a stoner who claims Kilgrave was this Chinese dude with glowing eyes who made him rob a convenience store at gunpoint.
17th Jun '17 1:40:52 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "The China Probrem", the eternally racist Cartman sees the Bejing Olympic ceremonies as China's way of showing how large, dedicated and disciplined they are, construing it as a subtle military threat. In the end, the only threat is Butters's shaky aim. Earlier in "Chinpokomon," ''South Park'' had already parodied this trope by portraying ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' of all things (well, a BlandNameProduct version of ''Pokémon'', but whatever) as an UsefulNotes/{{Imperial Japan}}ese indoctrination tool. They at least got around that by casting Japanese actors, using accurate Japanese language (TreyParker speaks it fluently), and making it so over-the-top nobody could take it seriously.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "The China Probrem", the eternally racist Cartman sees the Bejing Olympic ceremonies as China's way of showing how large, dedicated and disciplined they are, construing it as a subtle military threat. In the end, the only threat is Butters's shaky aim. Earlier in "Chinpokomon," ''South Park'' had already parodied this trope by portraying ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' of all things (well, a BlandNameProduct version of ''Pokémon'', but whatever) as an UsefulNotes/{{Imperial Japan}}ese indoctrination tool. They at least got around that by casting Japanese actors, using accurate Japanese language (TreyParker (Creator/TreyParker speaks it fluently), and making it so over-the-top nobody could take it seriously.
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