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''[[http://www.lilywong.net/ The World of Lily Wong]]'' was a comic strip by Larry Feign, an American resident in Hong Kong. It ran in several Hong Kong newspapers from 1986 to 2001.

The title character is a HongKong woman married to an American expatriate. The comic focuses on Lily's daily family and professional life, among her live-at-home parents, her ne'er-do-well brother, her henpecked husband and her ethnically mixed baby daughter. The name of the comic is a parodic ShoutOut to the classic movie ''The World of Suzie Wong''.

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!!Contains examples of:

* AffectionateParody: A series of strips had [[AtlantisTheLostEmpire The Lost Shopping Mall of Atlantis]] and [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space aieeyaadyssey]]
* AlienLunch: This is how Stuart's parents saw the food their banquet in their honor.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: When Stuarts's American parents come visiting, their behavior is so embarrassing that he puts on a disguise and pretends not to know them.
* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: Lily is given one by a businessman after he hears she's related to a Communist Party official. "And so we're trying to get planning permission for this new industrial/office complex in Guilin..."
* CaptainErsatz: [[TheFlintstones Meet the Fongstones]]. As quoted,
-->'''Rudy''': (Holding a video tape) ''[[LampshadeHanging Yet another Hong Kong rip-off of]] [[HollywoodHypeMachine over hyped]] [[CashCowFranchise successful]] [[TheFlintstones foreign entertaiment product...]]''
* ComicBookTime: Subverted, Crystal aged real time between the TimeSkip, but the rest of the cast looks the same.
* CrossOver: One story arc featured TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers coming over to Hong Kong after hearing how the city was founded on dope smuggling.
* CultureClash: A usual punchline in the strips.
* {{Eagleland}}: Mixed.
* ElvisLives: ... and dictator of China!
** UpToEleven: [[ToGetRichIsGlorious Deng]] later learns from party members that Qaddafi, Saddam and Slobodan Milosevic all claim to be RickyNelson, MarvinGaye and JanisJoplin, respectively. Deng's response?
-->'''Deng''': ''Think of the jam session we'd have!''
-->'''Dictators''': (Singing) ''[[Music/WeAreTheWorld We Rule the World...]], [[RefugeInAudacity We Bomb the Children...]]''
* EducationMama: While in her doctor's waiting room, Lily meets an expecting mother who, even though her child is not even born yet, [[http://www.lilywong.net/archive/arc980126.htm has already decreed he will be a banker]].
* ExecutiveMeddling: The strip was cancelled after Feign trod on the sensibilities of the PRC's leadership too much. The owners of the newspapers it ran in had extensive interests in the mainland, and apparently had been pressured.
** Then the strip ChannelHop to The Independent, Hong Kong Standard (called Hong Kong [[IProduct iMail]] at the time) and finally to their official website.
* FriendingNetwork: Lily joined one in an arc and got addicted.
* GreenAesop: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] in a strip that had Rudy with a horse racing pamphlet versus a man in a suit littering newspaper pages.
* HenpeckedHusband: Stuart.
* HeroicBSOD: Stuart has this in [[http://www.lilywong.net/archive/arc980518.htm a story arc]].
* InstantBirthJustAddWater: Averted. Lily's labor takes place over an entire story arc.
* InterchangeableAsianCultures: Discussed and pointed out:
-->'''Tokyo Ground Control''': ''This is ground control... For the 28th time, Hong Kong is'' '''not''' ''in Japan''
-->'''Co-Pilot''': '''''Listen, you lyin' S.O.B.! Let me remind you who won the war!'''''
* TheInternetIsForPorn: This is obviously put up in a series of strips involving the internet.
* IWantGrandkids: An arc had Lily's dad begging for grandkids after playing mahjong with his friends. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope This is more in the lines of him]] FollowTheLeader.]]
* Manhua
* TheMafia: Rudy Joins the Mafia
* MeddlingParents: Lily's own parents don't hesitate to meddle in her personal life, which is all the easier since they live in the same flat.
** This is TruthInTelevision insofar as it isn't rare for Chinese parents to share living accommodations with their adult children and take an active interest in their lives. And that brings us to...
* MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow: The main characters. Parodies some stereotypes. While Lily Wong is indeed married to a Westerner, she very much calls the shots in the relationship. Also referenced when Lily's husband shows up at the maternity:
-->'''Stuart''': ''My wife... (pant) baby... (pant) bring me to her...''
-->'''Nurse''': ''Not allow. You wait in here.''
-->'''Stuart''': ''But I'm the father!''
-->'''Nurse''': ''Sorry. Only hospital staff allow.''
-->'''Stuart''': ''But but but--at least find out for me if it's born yet! and the sex! ask the sex!''
-->'''Nurse''' (to her colleagues): ''Some gweilo out there interested in sex.''
-->'''Other nurse''': ''Aren't they all...''
* MultigenerationalHousehold: Three generations in the same flat.
* MoneyDearBoy, OnlyInItForTheMoney: In-universe, most of the Hong Kongers are depicted as such.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Averted. Such figures as Deng Xiaoping and Bill Clinton appear as themselves.
* ObnoxiousInLaws
* PopCultureIsolation: In universe, during an arc in which both Lily and Stuart can't bear each other's music tastes, but it makes their love stronger.
* ProductPlacement: Lily and Rudy appeared in a [[http://www.lilywong.net/archive/arc990517.htm couple of strips for Cathay Pacific]]
* ReincarnationRomance: Parodied in a story arc that depicted Stuart's previous incarnation as a British sailor at the time of the foundation of Hong Kong, and Lily as a haughty local lady.
** ExaggeratedTrope: The Psychic tells both Stuart and Lily that they were lovers since the beginning of time.
-->'''Cell!Stuart''': ''Hoo-ee!, Looka that cute Hong Kong flu virus!''
-->'''Cell!Lily''': ''Keep your falgella to your self microbe breath!''
* SexySecretary: Lily
* SexyStewardess: Conversed by Stuart as he and Lily were picking airlines.
-->'''Stuart''': ''[[BlatantLies I'm merely making an informed choice based on information provided.]]''
* TheSlacker: Rudy, Lily's lazy bum of a younger brother.
* SuddenlyBilingual: Both Lily and Stuart discovered this as Crystal cried differently to each other.
* StrawFeminist: [[FunWithAcronyms G.I.R.L.]] , the Gwaipo Infidelity Reduction League.
* SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage: After Lily tells Erma to stop speaking Tagalog as it would confuse Crystal this. Erma tells Crystal this:
--->'''Erma''':''[[GratuitousGerman Achtung! wir mŘ▀enánuráDeutsch,áLateinischáoderáRussischásprechen.]]''
--->'''Crystal''':''я голоден''
--->'''Stuart''':''[[LampshadeHanging Next time we hire a maid]]'' '''[[LampshadeHanging without]]''' ''[[LampshadeHanging a Master's Degree!]]''
* TakeMeToYourLeader: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]
--->'''XYXYZ''':''Take us to Lu''
--->'''Lily''':''Lu Ping? but he's in Beijing! If you mean take you to our leader, that would be Patten. Unless you mean paramount leader Deng Xiaoping...''
--->'''XYXYZ''':''Tsk! Ask these Earthlings for a toilet, and they make a major case out of it!''
* TimeSkip: Between it's last printed newspaper strip and revival, 5 years past as shown in the first strip of the revival.
* TrappedByGamblingDebts: Happened plenty of times to Rudy.
* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: Of course.
* {{Tsundere}}: At first, Lily's very cold and rude to Stuart, scorning his obvious devotion. Even after they're married, she's not above delivering the occasional zinger.
* VacationEpisode: The cast goes to UsefulNotes/{{Singapore}} and visits Stuart's parents in Los Angeles.
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