To Anglo - and particularly, 'British' - sensibilities, some Asiatic cultures have a reputation for rudeness.

The Chinese in particular can seem very impolite. They talk loudly and sharply, and come across as bossy and impatient - usually when addressing their social inferiors, though their equals and betters often get this treatment too. This is because Chinese culture in particular values bluntness, and China's socio-economic situation means that wage-slaves like waiters and clerks can and often are treated like dirt. One could say that the whole thing is [[ValuesDissonance a big culture-clash]]. It's not to say that there aren't genuine arseholes among the peoples of Asia - there are ''plenty'' - but more often than not, a 'rude' Asiatic is not genuinely such.

Essentially, the way various Asiatic peoples converse - i.e. 'rudely' - is mainly an unfortunate result of applying the tone and meter of their own languages to languages where that kind of speaking is the way rude people talk.

For another thing, it's a matter of differing cultural notions of what is rude and what isn't. [[http://www.beijing-visitor.com/index.php?cID=412&pID=1082 Chinese Etiquette]] can be as foreign as the language, and might even be confused for being an EtiquetteNazi.

While usually PlayedForLaughs in fiction, this can even be PlayedForDrama, especially among children of Asian immigrants, [[TruthInTelevision who get the confusion of growing up among these clashing cultures]].

Might even cause StopBeingStereotypical. Can also overlap with AsianStoreOwner as well as with ArrogantKungFuGuy.

FrenchJerk is a common Occidental equivalent.

Contrast JapanesePoliteness (although Japanese people are not always portrayed as polite), InscrutableOriental.

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* In the English version of ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', China comes to a meeting of the Allies very late. He states that he was cooking and that:
--->'''China:''' ...My cultural arrogance means I am neither sorry nor remorseful.

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* Stand-up comic John Pinnette (who is quite fat) had a bit about being thrown out of an all-you-can-eat Chinese Buffet:
-->You been here '''four hour'''!!! You go home now!!!
** The line is reused in one ''RobotChicken'' [[http://robotchicken.wikia.com/wiki/Iron_Man%27s_Coming skit]] where ComicBook/IronMan's metal-ness marching through metal tunnels has clearly worn [[YellowPeril The Mandarin]]'s patience thin.
* MargaretCho does an impression of her mother that relies on this trope but tends to be decidedly affectionate. Most of her mother's brashness comes from trouble with the English Language (the only one Margaret speaks) and urgent concern for her daughter. In her rush to {{Mama Bear}}ing, some things just come out wrong.

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* The woman at the Chinese take out drive-thru in ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar'', who keeps asking "And then?" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7luMp6lb9M over and over again]].
* The Korean shopkeeper in ''FallingDown''.
* Lois from ''Film/BadSanta'' snaps at everyone and never stops scowling.

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* Played with on ''Series/LasVegas'', with Polly the Korean manicurist. She's rude as anything, not because she's unusually bossy or callous, but because she doesn't hesitate to prattle on and on about her sex life in mixed company.
* Spoken of approvingly in an episode of ''Series/{{QI}}''. They'd been discussing how gross it is when job interviewers make people talk about how excited they'll be to get some menial service job and what they'll "bring to the company," and how with that in mind, it's nicer to see people who look openly miserable with their jobs. Phill Jupitus said he and his friends used to go to a Chinese restaurant specifically because they were treated like shit there and found it hilarious, and that one time, they were interrupted mid-meal and told to move to another table on a different floor of the restaurant.

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* Christmas Eve from ''Theatre/AvenueQ''.

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* Kanae Tsuji, a Japanese doctor from ''Videogame/TraumaCenter: New Blood'', is based on this type of character in American dramas.
* The female Panderans from ''WorldOfWarcraft'' play this to the hilt.

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* ''TalesOfAGayAsian'': Mr Bak-mei reminisces being saved by Americans, only to hurl racial slurs when he sees they are black. Not only the old angry Asian man, but Sengchou the blonde transsexual, despite her whitewashed appearance is weirded out by tanning and doesn't give eye contact to whites. However, compared to Bak-mei it is mostly ego related, not racial.

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* A minor ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' character Cookie Kwan, #1 on the West Side (although she also works on the East Side... but stay out of the West Side!). She's been a minor recurring character ever since this appearance.
** In "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish", the Simpsons decide to try out the Happy Sumo Japanese restaurant. As they enter the front door:
-->'''Chefs:''' ''(holding up kitchen knives)'' ''IRASSHAIMASE!''\\
'''Simpson Family:''' ''AAAH!!''\\
'''Hostess:''' Please, do not be alarmed. Our chefs are just saying "Hello".\\
'''Homer:''' Oh, okay. ''(to chefs)'' ''HELLO!''\\
'''Chefs:''' ''AAAH!!''
* In ''FamilyGuy'', Stewie recalls a MallSanta who was Asian and like this.
** Mr. Washee Washee, the Griffins' dry cleaner who Peter fights with.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' Francine's adoptive parents are like this to Stan (in a rare reversal of Stan being the victim of the flaming {{Jerkass}}ery instead of giving it), but they are the ones that step up and rescue Stan from a burning building.
* Kahn and his family from ''KingOfTheHill'', who are Laotian.
** Except in Kahn's case it's not simply a clash of cultures; he really ''is'' a JerkAss who openly insults his neighbors by calling them hillbillies. Although in later seasons he mellows out significantly and even becomes friends with Hank. It's also explained that he's bipolar and his rude personality is a side effect of his medication.
** Kahn's daughter, Connie, averts this trope. She is very polite, and is frequently ashamed by her parents' rudeness (though she doesn't suffer fools gladly and can be pretty nasty to people who get on her bad side).
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': Uncle is usually this, even to his family, but there are occasions when he is extremely polite.
** Not to mention Tohru's mother.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'': Di Lung, Chinese inventor of Mecha Courage, better known for the following one-liner: "Watch where you're going, you fool!"
* Amy Wong in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. though her parents are just greedy Jerkass ultra-capitalists in the same vein as [[BigBad Mom]], regardless of race; Amy, then, because of her ultra-bourgeois upbringing is a GeniusDitz RichBitch, though she becomes more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold through her years at Planet Express.

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