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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.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The prototypical AnimeChineseGirl is possibly Lynn Minmay (Lin Minmei in ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'') from ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', although her this is only emphasized in certain episodes. Technically, Minmay's [[ButNotTooForeign half-Japanese]].
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Shampoo and her grandmother hail from a hidden amazon village, deep in the mountains of China. Needless to say, she's almost always seen in Chinese garb and her speech pattern is the stereotypical broken english, [[ThirdPersonPerson which lacks use of pronouns.]]
* 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.
* 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?"]]
* 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!".
* 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.
* ''[[Manga/SazanEyes 3x3 Eyes]]'': Mei Shin is from Hong Kong, knows Kung-Fu, and is drawn to actually appear Asian. She typically wears a red uniform, but slips into a {{Qipao}} during a later scene, in an attempt to get [[TheProtagonist Yakumo's]] attention.
* Wang Liu Mei from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', 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).
* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Yan-Min is a {{foreign exchange student}} from China, who's attending Venus Academy. She's depicted as having slanted eyes and wearing a cloth hairbun like ornament. But once she [[TheCoatsAreOff takes off her jacket]] [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/16/15/ to fight]], you can see she's wearing a short form-fitting {{qipao}} [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/17/6/ underneath.]]
* [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Maria Wong]] in the first three episodes of ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness''.
* 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.]]
*** Fem China was soon introduced as the official female opposite, of the already feminine China. Fem China's behaviour is described to be a lot more [[GenkiGirl Genki Girl]] than her logic demanding counterpart.
* I-Pin from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is a good example of this, [[spoiler: particularly once she's hit with the Ten Year Bazooka.]]
* 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.
* ''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.
* Ming Chao from ''Manga/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!
* 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.
* 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.
* The anime adaptation of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' [[CanonForeigner added the character of]] Meiling Li, the qipao-donning, BadassNormal martial artist from Hong Kong.
* ''Anime/JungleKingTarChan'' has Renhou, leader of the White Crane clan. While never explicitly shown, it is implied she has a vast amount of ki and has the ability to look into the minds of other people, as well as telepathic communication.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'' has the quiet and stoic Ran-Mao one of Lau's most trusted assistants.
* Minerva Orlando from ''Manga/FairyTail'' is a rare Villainous version [[spoiler: until her HeelFaceTurn]]. One of the series most powerful women, Minerva (as her cat-like appearance may suggest) is sly, cunning and very powerful. Her overall characteristics like braided twin Chignon and a slight tan is key features associating with traditional high-class Chinese ladies. Though she got her name from a ''Roman'' goddess.
* Sui-Feng (''Suě-Fēng'' or ''Soifon'' depending on the language) from ''{{Anime/Bleach}}'', the Captain of the 2nd Division among the Gotei 13. Sui-Feng is rather infamous for being a notorious Tsundere, she qualifies here mostly due to her style and being both precise and swift in her mastery of Assassination. Also bonus points go to her for taking over Yoruichi who totally abandoned her when she was younger.
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* ''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]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Ling Yu of the web-novel ''Literature/{{Domina}}'', to the hilt. Probably intentional, given her [[OccidentalOtaku interest in anime]].
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[[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.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* Chun Li in Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/StreetFighterII'' is ''supposed'' to be this. Due to some OffModel art, however, she ends up looking like a BruceLeeClone DisguisedInDrag.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Leeann, the hippie half-Chinese nurse from Shirley Lauro's play ''Theatre/APieceOfMyHeart''.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Street Fighter II's]]'' [[KickChick Chun Li]] is the earliest and best known example by far. Her look has even become iconic: from her odango hairdo, her spiked bracelets, and her legendary thunder thighs.
* An earlier example from Capcom (which, according to some of its employees actually inspired Chun Li's design) is the Pooh/Kuniang sisters ([[PowerTrio Ton, Bei, and Sai]]) from ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' and its sequels. The [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience color-coded]] triplets are styled in traditional chinese clothes, are experts in Chinese Kempo with incredible powerful plasma-creating kicks. and even speak Mandarin in-game! They also use chinese hairstyles, most notably Tong Pooh's braided ponytails and Sai Pooh's really-complex pigtails in ''Strider 2''. While the chinese influence in attire got toned quite down in the 2014 reboot, they were given chinese weapons to compensate.
* ''VideoGame/FatalFury''[=/=]''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'': [[GenkiGirl Li]] [[BigEater Xiangfei]] was born and raised in Southtown, which makes her [[ButNotTooForeign Chinese/American.]] Both [[BraidsOfAction her hairstyle]] and her attire makes this apparent and her fighting style is said to be a form of Chinese boxing combined with martial arts.
* Li Kohran from ''SakuraTaisen'' serves both as the AnimeChineseGirl and the {{Wrench Wench}}/{{Gadgeteer Genius}} for the series.
* Ada Wong, from the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games alwasy appears as a mysterious spy/agent for a third party opposing Leon Kennedy, and almost invariably wearing a sexy red qipao dress.
** Fong Ling from ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor Resident Evil: Dead Aim]]'' is pretty much an Ada {{Expy}}, only wearing white instead of red.
* 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'' is the perky and heavily-accented teenage girl in charge of saving your game. When she returned in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', however, 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]]'', a young member of the Ming Emperor's personal guard and the one tasked with finding "[[EvilWeapon The Sword of Heroes]]". She comes with the typical attitude and attirue, and as an added bonus, she was the chosen wielder of the titular weapon (the first one in the series, even) ''and'' she's [[CharacterTiers top of top tier.]]
** Her daughter Leixia takes over her spot in ''Soulcalibur V'', being pretty much a copy-paste of her mother.
* 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.
* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'': Lei Fang is the series' poster girl for the trope, as she's well known for her [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=885251 twin braided hairdo and her signature red Qipao]], which is her default costume in each game. She's also a master of Tai Chi Quan which she [[ArrogantKungFuGuy takes great pride in it]] and with good reason: [[DifficultButAwesome once fully mastered, she's one of the most dominant characters in the game]]; especially at tournament level play.
* [[http://deadoralive.wikia.com/wiki/File:02_doa5dlc07.jpg Pai Chan]] (pictured above) is Lei Fang's ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'' counterpart, that when they're paired together, they gain both a special team-up intro and victory pose where they [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours proudly proclaim the power of kung-fu.]]
* 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.
* 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.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'': [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=129221 Hsien-Ko]] and her sister, Mei Ling, combine to form an anime [[CuteGhostGirl cute ghost]] variant and is recognized by her blue skin, long-sleeved {{qipao}}, and her ginormous pair of claws!
* 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.
* [[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.
* 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 ''VideoGame/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.
* ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' hits a quadrafecta with Chun Li, Pai, Hsien-Ko ''and'' Xiaoyu all together. ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' did it before it, however, with Chun Li, Ton Pooh, Hsien-ko and Fong-Ling in its roster, plus OriginalCharacter Xiaomu.
* 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]].
* Creator/ArcSystemWorks make use of this trope in [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear both]] MagnumOpus [[VideoGame/BlazBlue games]]
** First there's Jam Kuradoberi from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''. She wears a tight red suit resembling a {{Qipao}}... except that the bottom part is just skirt to show off her legs ([[KickChick oh how they hurt so]]). Even in Japanese language, she has a very thick Chinese accent, and she fights with both Kung-Fu and chi-manipulation. Maybe you wouldn't notice this on sight due to how... outlandish her name is from a standpoint of Chinese names.
** And then there's Litchi Faye-Ling from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. Wears a variation of {{Qipao}} that [[AbsoluteCleavage displays her big boobies]], fights with both martial arts, chi control and staff, sports a living mini-panda as her hairpin. She is a doctor that stayed on a town that is filled with a lot of Chinese people.
* Mei-Fang of ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart''. A Chinese RobotGirl, designed for combat with using Kung-Fu and her move names taken from TheFourGods. Also sports a big hair bun in addition of big BoobsOfSteel, and in one of her win poses, she can execute an instant-cloth-change into a {{Qipao}}
* Mienfoo, Mienshao, Pancham and Pangoro from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' gets a special mention, perhaps the only Pokémon with a heavy Chinese influence (so far) unlike most Fighting types, Mienshao shows much dignity and elegance even if its male you can classify it as [[PrettyBoy "Feminine"]]. Pancham and Pangoro are obvious references to Chinese Panda bears and can also be female.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''WebComic/ElfBlood'' has Mara, who is half Elf and half Chinese, having been raised by [[spoiler: a Chinese stepmother]].
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[[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.
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[[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).
* 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.)
* The cast of ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]'' is entirely Asian, albeit, of the [[ConstructedWorld alternate Earth]] variety. So there's several, such as:
** [[EmotionlessGirl Mai]] and [[TheDragon Princess Azula]] are the two most obvious examples, in terms of their appearance and characterization. Mai's look is equal parts [[LadyOfWar Lady of War]] meets {{Goth}} with OdangoHair. Whereas Azula is more of a DragonLady, complete with FemmeFatalons but without the qipao. Taken further, as the Fire Nation as a whole is based more on Tang Dynasty Chinese and Thai culture.
** [[LittleMissBadass Toph]] [[PintSizedPowerhouse Bei Fong]], is from the Earth Kingdom which is definitely more Qing Dynasty Chinese in nature. But the only visual indications of her heritage are her hairstyle (fashioned in a giant hairbun) and the decorations she wears with it.
* The titular character ''Animation/{{Pucca}}'', qualifies here. Originally a Korean created cartoon which later was adopted by Disney, Pucca the adorable Chinese styled girl is often on adventures that either shows a moral lesson, or obsessing over her deluded love for Garu.
* Gwen Ling from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Francine's older adoptive sister and far more cunning than her in every way.
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