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->''"And when I get excited\\
My little China girl says\\
Oh baby, you just shut your mouth, she says..."''
-->--'''Music/DavidBowie''', "China Girl" (CoveredUp from [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]])

A [[{{Kawaisa}} cute]] Chinese girl, usually with a [[JustAStupidAccent variable accent]]. Nearly guaranteed to dress at some point in a {{qipao}} and put her hair up in a pair of {{odango}}. A very high proportion (even for anime) will [[AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu know martial arts, always in a Chinese style]]. [[StockForeignName Most of them will share the same name across different series]], ''even though there are many options for Chinese names''.

In {{Anime}} and {{Manga}} the Chinese are a special case to the usual ButNotTooForeign treatment of foreigners, due to the long-running rivalry (historically exploding into outright war more than once) between China and Japan. UsefulNotes/HongKong is in a weird place in the middle (culturally, if not geographically), usually used when the writers want to set a story in a ViceCity that wouldn't work properly otherwise.

Evil Chinese girls grow up to be {{Dragon Lad|y}}ies. Or they might have a change of heart after years of helping their [[YellowPeril evil mad scientist fathers]].

A subtrope of StereotypesOfChinesePeople.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The prototypical AnimeChineseGirl is possibly Lynn Minmay (Lin Minmei in ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'') from ''{{Macross}}'', although her this is only emphasized in certain episodes. Technically, Minmay's [[ButNotTooForeign half-Japanese]].
* Shampoo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.
* Kulong in ''Manga/HappyLesson''
* Ling-Pha from ''[[Anime/BattleAthletes Battle Athletes Victory]]''
* The Li family in ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'', most prominently Meiling.
* Princess Aska from ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' had elements of ChineseGirl. One of the Magic Knights even comments on how she and her entourage seem to be a weird mix of Chinese and Japanese stereotypes.
* [[FantasyCounterpartCulture The Xingese]] have this going on in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', specifically Lan Fan and May Chang.
* Ku Fei and Chao Lingshen from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' seemed unusual in sharing the same trait, until Chao's more specific gimmick was revealed to be [[spoiler:time-traveling descendant of Negi's come to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong]]. They both know Kung Fu, but Chao cheats.
* Tao Jun from ''Manga/ShamanKing''.
* Lady Meow from ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan''. Yes, she also knows kung fu.
* Possibly Tenten from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', who definitely invokes the design, despite the fact that her world doesn't seem to ''have'' a China. In the databooks, her favorite food is ''Chinese food''. Team Guy as a whole seems to have a Chinese theme going on, from Rock Lee and Guy-sensei being [[BruceLeeClone Bruce Lee Clones]] to Neji Hyuuga's fighting style coming from baguazhang, a Chinese form of martial arts.
* Ranpha Framboise from ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' has many aspects of the AnimeChineseGirl, including a taste for steamed meat buns, and a {{Leitmotif}} that sounds very Chinese.
* Shenhua from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', who is often at odds with Chinese-American [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]] Revy.
** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "You got that, chinglish?"]]
* Bu-ling Huang of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', and her little sister Heicha.
* Fei from ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'' is a particularly noxious example of this trope. She seems hard pressed to have thirty seconds of screen time without squealing "Ayiyi!".
* Mei Mei from ''NagasareteAirantou''.
* Yui Li the ReligiousBruiser from ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' the TV series.
* Sha Chi from ''Manga/PenguinMusume'', complete with the qipao and martial arts thing. Also adds [[VerbalTic "-dachi"]] to the end of every sentence.
* Kagura from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', despite being an alien, dresses in Chinese outfits and is occasionally referred to by strangers as Chinese.
* Ruri and Hari, cute Chinese minions of moth demon Menōmaru from the first ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' movie.
* Sui-feng from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', though technically there is no mention of her being Chinese.
** Same goes to Cyan Sung-Sun, the DeadpanSnarker from Harribel's AmazonBrigade.
* Wang Liu Mei from the ''[[{{Gundam00}} Gundam 00]]'' series, although she only wears a qipao in the first episode and it is her BattleButler [[spoiler: and older brother]] Hong Long that knows kung fu.
* Ixpellia of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'''s [[AudioAdaptation StrikerS Sound Stage X]] was likely meant to evoke this image, what with her qipao and all (in the illustrations to them, do not get any weird ideas).
* [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Maria Wong]] in the first three episodes of ''YamiNoMatsuei''.
* In the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' manga, Faye refers to herself as "an Asian beauty". In her flashbacks, it's shown that she originally lived in Singapore. Though not directly stated in the anime, it's implied that she's Chinese.
* Melissa Mao from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' is of Chinese descent but she doesn't follow any of the stereotypes. This is because she's lived most of her life in New York, although she also spent some time in Hong Kong.
** The two that ''do'' follow this trope's stereotypes, however, are the CreepyTwins Yu Fang and Yu Lan. One of them wore their hair in the {{Odango}} hairstyle at one point, and was even wearing a qipao. And they both know martial arts (a whole lot better than Mao).
* Taiwan and Vietnam from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', at least in looks. Also, the originally male China in the {{Gender Flip}}ped art (whether fanart or the doodles done by Himaruya himself).
** [[DudeLooksLikeALady China's gender]] [[ViewerGenderConfusion does not have to be]] [[GenderFlip flipped.]]
* I-Pin from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is a good example of this, [[spoiler: particularly once she's hit with the Ten Year Bazooka.]]
* Chyna from ''Webcomic/AfghanisTan'', as she is a AnthropomorphicPersonification of China.
* Vivian Wong from ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Aside from having her hair up in {{odango}}, she goes around waving fans and a duel disk, wears a yellow qipao and apparently knows enough kung-fu to fix Grandpa's back.. or break it, as the case may be. At some point [[LovelyAngels she and Mai Kujaku]] duel the Paradox brothers on the Great Wall of China.
* Li-en in ''GashBell''.
* Ma Renka in ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''.
* [=YunYun=] and Liang-Qi from ''{{Canaan}}''.
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' has an interesting subversion in Alice, Misaki's childhood friend, who invites her to her birthday party slash mob gathering, which she herself attends in a western-style ballgown, while stuffing a rather embarrassed Misaki into a qipao, complete with odango. Lampshaded by Alice's crimeboss father, who grumbles about her displaying her xenophilic tendencies so blatantly at such an important event.
* Chi-Chi from ''{{Dragonball}}''.
* Lum Cheng from ''SilentMoebius''.
* Karna from ''NieaUnder7'', despite actually being an [[HumanAlien alien]].
* Fuu Lan from ''SenkoNoNightRaid''.
* Ming Chao from ''EtCetera''. She's a really bright brunette and has the biggest eyes of the whole cast, but hey, she carries a wok on her back!
* Ran mao from ''BlackButler''
* Chan Lee from ''{{Bakugan}}'', and it really shows through her clothing, esspecially in the ''New Vestroia'' arc.
* Ling Yunque (Suzu) from ''Amuri in Star Ocean.'' Except for the martial arts part, but she's got some crazy super powers with Chinese motifs instead, so it all evens out.
* Huang Lingyin from ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'', who wears a qipao in fanart and in the second season's third episode, alongside having a family who own a Chinese restaurant, and also has a Chinese-esque theme song.
* Shunrei in ''Manga/SaintSeiya''.
* Niang-Niang from ''LightNovelSayonaraZetsubouSensei'' (though she's a spy).
* Kou Shuurei and all the other female characters in ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'', which is a fictional version of [[StereotypesOfChinesePeople China]] after all. However, they all wear Han period costumes and not the traditional ''qipao'' of the Manchu period.
* ''TigerAndBunny'' has Dragon Kid, real name Pao-Lin Huang, the youngest of the heroes. She's a cute tomboy.
* Cho Li and To Li from ''Manga/MiyukiChanInWonderland''. They are {{exp|y}}ies of [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum]], and they try to start a threesome with Miyuki by attacking her.

[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* ''FanFic/BoyScoutsOneHalf'' features Perfume, an (inept) Amazon warrior from the same village as [[{{Manga/RanmaOneHalf}} Shampoo]].
* Aki Chung-Feng and Shenhua "The DragonLady" Jiang from ''Fanfic/OnePieceParallelWorks''. While Aki is TheIngenue who is usually dressed in a {{Qipao}}, the DragonLady... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is a Dragon Lady]].

* Ling Yu of the web-novel ''Literature/{{Domina}}'', to the hilt. Probably intentional, given her [[OccidentalOtaku interest in anime]].

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Mele from ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' is an example, though seeing as how ''Gekiranger'' is essentially Franchise/SuperSentai [[XMeetsY meets]] {{Wuxia}}, she's hardly the only Japanese person in the show to practice Chinese-style martial arts.
** Then, there's the ''android assistant'' Colon from ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman.'' A Chinese robot girl... who moonwalks. And won't hesitate to hop into one of the vehicles and make some PeopleInRubberSuits eat missiles when the Rangers are in trouble. And her (removable) {{Odango}}s do stuff, too.
** Lin from ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger''.

* Chun Li in Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/StreeetFighterII'' is ''supposed'' to be this. Due to some OffModel art, however, she ends up looking like a BruceLeeClone DisguisedInDrag.

* Leeann, the hippie half-Chinese nurse from Shirley Lauro's play ''Theatre/APieceOfMyHeart''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Chun-Li from ''StreetFighter'' is one of the first and most famous.
* Li Xiangfei from ''FatalFury'' and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''
* Pai Chan (pictured above) and Eileen from ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter''.
* Li Kohran from ''SakuraTaisen'' serves both as the AnimeChineseGirl and the {{Wrench Wench}}/{{Gadgeteer Genius}} for the series.
* Given [[ImperialChina the]] [[AllMythsAreTrue setting]], JadeEmpire obviously has a lot of them.
* Jam Kuradoberi in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''.
** And her SpiritualSuccessor from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Litchi Faye Ling.
* Ada Wong, from the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games in which Leon appears.
** Also Fong Ling from ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor Resident Evil: Dead Aim]]''.
* Rio Mei Long in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars OriginalGeneration''. Also, Ring Mao.
** The former is actually a sort of subversion because [[AllThereInTheManual according to the data books]], she's Korean.
*** It's at least heavily implied in the [=OGverse=], whenever she cooks (for some reason they make a big deal of everyone sharing a big meal before the final battle) she makes unspecified Korean food and she is a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and ... has a Korean name.
* Mei Ling from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''.
** Probably only for the first game. After that she loses her accent and is pretty much indistinguishable from anybody else, except physically.
* Hong Meiling from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', whose name was initially difficult for fans to remember because it can be read as "Kurenai Misuzu" thanks to ZUN not specifying on how it was supposed to be pronounced...when people even bothered to remember her name rather than [[FanNickname just calling her China]]. However, after she was given more characterization, this nickname hasn't been used as often.
** Chen as well, but she's known more as a CatGirl than this.
** Both Meiling and Chen were preceded by Orange in ''Lotus Land Story'', one of the PC-98 Touhou games. Some fans are even convinced that Orange was the prototype for Meiling, since they are both redheaded Chinese {{youkai}} who predominantly wear green.
** Seiga Kaku, who is a Taoist hermit.
* Chai Xianghua from ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur]]'', and as an added bonus, she [[strike:is]] [[SpotlightStealingSquad was]] the chosen wielder of the titular weapon ''and'' she's [[CharacterTiers top of top tier.]]
* Ling Xiaoyu from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''
** Which is funny, because she is otherwise the most stereotypical Japanese character ever. Her dreams, along with her conversations with her Chinese distant relative [[note]]Wang actually isn't her grandfather, despite what others would have you believe[[/note]] and her ''inner monologues'' are in Japanese.
* Lei Fang from the ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' series.
* Feizhi in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' has some strange syntax (but not [[{{Engrish}} overly so]]), comes from an obvious [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Fantasy Counterpart China]], and practices kung-fu.
** Fantasy Counterpart China got an expansion in ''Dark Dawn'', but Feizhi was nowhere to be seen. Much to the fans' dismay.
* Mei-Fang of ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' is a Chinese ''[[RobotGirl Robot]]'' Girl.
* Rin Rin from Videogame/MadWorld she has dual fan blades and the stereotypical Chinese dress. She returns in ''Videogame/AnarchyReigns'', this time with her sisters Ai Rin (who uses nunchucks) and Fei Rin (who uses an ice spear).
* Kohaku briefly cosplays as one in ''[[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Kagetsu Tohya]]'', complete with dress and accent (and [[DragonLady Triad bodyguard]] persona). This is sent up in ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'', where her [[LimitBreak Arc Drive]] attack also has her acquire the martial arts.
* Lily, the treasure hunter, from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon: Sunshine Islands''
* [[ChineseVampire Hsien-Ko/Lei Lei]] from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}''.
* Li Mei from ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' could also count. Although she is stated to be from Outworld, her name, dress, and appearance all fit the traditional Chinese stereotype.
* The Pooh sisters ([[PowerTrio Ton, Bei, and Sai]]) from ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}''.
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Lynn/Lin/Rin]], from ''VideoGame/{{SaGa 2}}'' (aka ''Final Fantasy Legend II'') is one of the earlier examples of the trope, made even more noticeable in the 2009 remake.
* Hotel receptionist/Secret Agent Xian Mei in ''VideoGame/DeadIsland''.
* Leinyan from the ''[[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi]]'' series wears a stereotypical chinese dress, and one piece of artwork for ''[=DoDonPachi DaiOuJou Black Label EXTRA=]'' shows her serving dim sum at the mess hall.
* Li Kuugo from ''LiveALive'', although she's also surrounded with various ChinesePeople, until the final chapter, IF she's the picked pupil of the scenario.
* Meifa Lee from ''Getter Love!!'' Works at a Chinese restaurant, into martial arts... yeah, pretty stereotypical.
* ''ProjectXZone'' hits a quadrafecta with Chun Li, Pai, Hsien-Ko ''and'' Xiaoyu all together.
* From ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' we have Feng, Cerebella's roommate. She wears a shorter, slightly looser-than-normal {{Qipao}} and is from the {{Wutai}}[=-=]analogue. Her ColorMotif is black and white, symbolizing a [[DragonsUpTheYinYang yin-yang]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Ultra-Peanut, Philippe's DistaffCounterpart from ''{{Achewood}}''.
* Song from TalesOfAGayAsian is technically korean but to the world she is a chinese girl.
* ''ElfBlood'' has Mara, who is half Elf and half Chinese, but being raised by [[spoiler:a Chinese stepmother]] is culturally very Chinese.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Literature/WhateleyUniverse examples:
** Laurel Hua (Silver Serpent), daughter of the Iron Dragon (the WU {{expy}} for Fu Manchu). She is one of the Bad Seeds (the children of supervillains) at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]].
** Chou Lee (Bladedancer), has had Chinese-ness forced upon her by her UpgradeArtifact, the magic sword ''Destiny's Wave''. Not only was she physically transformed into a Chinese hottie, but also given a language imprint so deep that she now speaks English with a Chinese accent.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Aja Leith from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' shares a few characteristics with the trope, although she leans toward the TokenMinority aspect (it was TheEighties, after all).
* Hay Lin in ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}''.
* Amy Wong from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. She's of Chinese descent, but she's from Mars. (Her parents own half of Mars. "The good half," so they claim.)
* Li from ''WebAnimation/TheLebrons''.
* Toph from ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]'' fits this trope. Azula, Ty Lee and Mai also, since the Fire Nation seems to be based more on Tang Dynasty Chinese and Thai culture, while the Earth Kingdom is definitely more Qing Dynasty Chinese in nature.
* Kai Lan, the star of ''WesternAnimation/NiHaoKaiLan''.