Comic Strip: The World Of Lily Wong aka: The Worldof Lily Wong
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 Hong Kong 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 Shout-Out to the classic movie The World of Suzie Wong.
Alien Lunch: This is how Stuart's parents saw the food their banquet in their honor.
Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: When Stuarts's American parents come visiting, their behavior is so embarrassing that he puts on a disguise and pretends not to know them.
Briefcase Full of Money: 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..."
Executive Meddling: 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 Channel Hop to The Independent, Hong Kong Standard (called Hong Kong iMail at the time) and finally to their official website.
Meddling Parents: 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 Truth in Television 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...
Mighty Whitey and Mellow Yellow: 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.