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->''"Let's just look at Phuong... mistress of an older European man. Well, that pretty well describes the whole country, doesn’t it?"''
-->-- '''Alden Pyle''', ''Literature/TheQuietAmerican''

The stereotypical relationship of a white male with a disadvantaged, or submissive, Asian woman.

Interracial relationships in general are still a [[MalignedMixedMarriage touchy subject]]. There still exists the notion that [[EntitledToHaveYou the women of a social category somehow "belong" to the men of that category and vice-versa]]. Those who stray are often considered some kind of [[CategoryTraitor traitor to 'their people']]. Asiatic-European pairings are also plagued by the shadow of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orientalism Orientalism]], and a long history of stories about "pink men rescuing brown women from evil brown men". Though 'Orientalism' was originally defined by European attitudes to the Middle East, European eyes went on to view the Far East through the same paradigm. In any case, the modern {{stereotype}} of Asian women is that they're charmingly exotic, uber-domestic, [[AsianHookerStereotype unquestioningly-subservient nymphomaniacs]]... or, at the other extreme, [[AsianAirhead an uneducated, ditzy moron]]. Thus, her white lover will arrive and be somehow "better" than her Asian peers, often to the point of her complete devotion.

Sometimes, this trope is a simple RaceFetish, but at other times, expect one or both partners to be something of a FlatCharacter. The Asian woman may exhibit AsianSpeekeeEngrish, may be a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold sex]] [[AsianHookerStereotype worker]], may be an immigrant struggling to fit in, or otherwise show some sort of social disadvantage. The white male, however, will either be a [[EscapistCharacter a wealthy, successful, exotic and handsome hunk-angel]] [[MightyWhitey who will win the hearts of frustrated Asian women]] or an {{Everyman}} that [[AudienceSurrogate audiences can identify with.]] The former is popular in {{Glurge}}y Asian romance novels and is a direct counterpart to the eponymous [[TallDarkAndHandsome Greek/Spanish Millionares]] of trashy romance novel fame.

In RealLife, it should be noted that [[http://dcentric.wamu.org/2011/10/the-rise-of-interracial-marriage/ white male-Asian female is the second-most common interracial pairing in the United States]]. Back in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, Chinese-American star Creator/AnnaMayWong was treated this way in the press for dating white men - as she found that Asian men looked down on her for being an actress. But we won't get into the psychology or implications of real people here.

See also AsianBabymama, where this type of relationship doesn't end well.

Compare WhereDaWhiteWomenAt, which is about African-European male-female pairings, and contrast BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama, for the African-European female-male pairing.

Contrast LikeGoesWithLike, where an Asian courts another Asian (though predominantly as it occurs in European media).



* Inverted and parodied in a series of commercials for Australian insurance provider AAMI:
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0Kh8wyJHwA first video]] introduces us to a red-headed office worker Rhonda who, upon picking up her car keys, gets a massive parade thrown for her.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmiB1t7KD48 second video]] sees Rhonda travel to Bali on a holiday where she gets a foot massage. The lady recognises her and is immediately swarmed by onlookers who are told to leave.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW_kKUWlslo third video]] reached [[MemeticMutation memetic levels]] when viewers picked up on the chemistry between Rhonda and the Balinese Ketut, working as a server. The iconic "Hot like a sunrise" line is said first in this video by Ketut [[spoiler:when he notices that Rhonda's face is sunburnt and proceeds to put up an umbrella.]]
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri-Pl-njZM8 fourth and most well-known video]] has a visibly-tanned Rhonda reimagining the third video as an EroticDream to a friend who is driving a car. The friend, also aroused, proceeds to crash into the back of a stopped car at an intersection [[IWasHavingSuchANiceDream before Rhonda and Ketut can kiss]]. This prompted AAMI to release a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-8SRDfEFGA follow-up]] StupidStatementDanceMix.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnJYxgTvNPI fifth video]] takes place at a ClassReunion. Rhonda, now a local celebrity, fends off snide remarks from pair of {{Alpha Bitch}}es and attracts the attention of a former classmate [[BigManOnCampus Trent]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing Toogood]]. [[spoiler: The video ends with a frantic and heartbroken Ketut discovering an empty gym, although a subequent advertising campaign suggests this is a cliffhanger as opposed to a DownerEnding.]]
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DfgnaxZzEY sixth and final video]] is set at the end of the ClassReunion and finishes with Rhonda and [[spoiler: Ketut]] together, along with a [[spoiler: PairTheSpares between Trent and Rhonda's friend]].

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* HaremAnime as a ''rule'' gender-inverts this when it has a multicultural (or mostly white) cast of girls, [[CaptainObvious as it is easier for the adolescent Japanese Male audiences to identify with an adolescent Japanese Male]]. ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' and ''LightNovel/{{Campione}}'' are just three of many examples of this Anime Genre-rule.
* In a strange version of this trope, the Japanese Konoka of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' [[http://www.mangareader.net/209-14848-14/mahou-sensei-negima/chapter-15.html once mentions]] to the Welsh Negi that she has a thing for "foreigners" (i.e. [[PhenotypeStereotype white]]). It turns out that she likes her half-demon best friend [[SchoolgirlLesbians even more]]... though really, can you ''get'' much more foreign than someone who is ethnically from another dimension on one parent's side without departing from one's own species entirely?
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': The outrageously gorgeous Kallen Stadtfeld has a Japanese mother and a Britannian father. And her mother is the maid.
** Also inverted in the first season, since Brittanian Princess Euphemia's boyfriend is none other than her personal knight, Suzaku Kururugi (Japanese). He is the lower status individual on pretty nearly every scale, but he kicks ass and likes being told what to do, and she's a total sweetheart, so it's actually pretty well balanced.
* Considering that the [[MoeAnthropomorphism nation-tans]] of ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' tend to have personalities based on NationalStereotypes, this trope sometimes comes into effect when the fandom pairs an Asian nation with a non-Asian one. It occurs the most frequently with Japan, the [[JapanesePoliteness most]] [[InscrutableOriental stereotypically]] {{Asian|AndNerdy}} [[YamatoNadeshiko nation-tan]] whose most common partner in fanworks, Greece, happens to have a clear interest in his culture and language in canon. Even when he's paired up with another Western nation, there's usually an undercurrent of said Western nation being attracted to Japan's 'exotic'-ness.
** However, this is [[TropesAreNotBad not necessarily bad]] as it's usually implied that it works both ways, with Japan being attracted to his Western love interest mainly because of their very Western/nation-based bluntness or easygoing nature, and their focus is often on personality dynamics as opposed to, say, specific Asian fetishes. Plus, many fanworks depict the other Asian nations as Japan's family (even if [[NotBloodSiblings "family" is relative for nations]]), so it's not like he has a lot of romantic prospects outside of Western nations in them.
** Also frequently happens with Hong Kong and England, usually taking place between the Opium Wars and the return of Hong Kong to China. Russia and China might also count; while Russia is not western, he's still European and the dominant member of that relationship, whereas China is the strange, exotic but disadvantaged one who ends up strongly influenced by Russia, i.e. China becoming communist.
* {{Gender inverted|Trope}} in ''Manga/ItazuraNaKiss'', where the Englishwoman Christine "Chris" Robbins has a thing for Japanese men and is GenreSavvy enough to go to Japan ''specifically'' to find one to date and marry. At first she's interested in male lead Naoki, [[spoiler: but ends up marrying Kotoko's former DoggedNiceGuy Kinnosuke. [[BabiesEverAfter They have three kids]], with their dad's features and their mom's eye/hair color scheme.]]
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' features a case where an American man was injured and cared for by a Japanese woman, who he ended up falling for. Naturally, this ended badly: [[spoiler:When he left, she asked if he loved her. He left her a note that said "shine" (as in, he hoped to find a shining bride). Unfortunately, the woman could not read English very well (and was already [[BreakTheCutie suffering from depression]] due to [[GoodScarsEvilScars being scarred]] [[AbusiveParents by her father]] and a [[ThereAreNoTherapists lack of anyone who could actually do something about it]]) read it as "shi ne" ("Go kill yourself"). [[DrivenToSuicide She did so.]] When the man comes back three years later, he ends up killing a guy who was badmouthing her and her father (who he believed drove her to it). When he learns the truth about why she did it, [[DespairEventHorizon he loses all will to do... anything]].]]
%% ** Fusae Campbell Kinoshita, Dr. Agasa's [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]], was the daughter of a Japanese woman and an English man. She herself was the victim of bullying due to her origins and her naturally blond hair.
* Sorta genderflipped (in a PG manner) in ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}''. The transfer student from Brazil, a DarkSkinnedBlond soccer genius named Roberto, is very popular among the girls of Hiroko (Laura)'s school.
** Roberto himself has a slight crush on Hiroko, but in a subversion of the trope it's less because of ethnicity and more because [[LoveAtFirstPunch she actually stood up against him for acting like a jerk]].
* Subverted in ''Manga/HaikaraSanGaTooru''. The male lead Shinobu Iijyuin was born from a mixed marriage (Japanese father, German mother), and later one of his love interests is Larissa, a Russian noblewoman and local BrokenBird. [[spoiler: He, however, ends up with his BunnyEarsLawyer Japanese love interest, Benio Hanamura, due to Larissa's death in the series's BittersweetEnding. It does help that he and Benio, despite having been in an ArrangedMarriage, [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage really liked each other]].]]
** Even further subverted when you look at Shinobu and see that he has blonde hair''and'' blue eyes, having inherited [[PhenotypeStereotype his German mother's looks]]. [[spoiler: Which were shared by Larissa's dead husband... his long-lost maternal half-brother Sasha, whose father was a Russian count.]]
%% * Lilly in ''Manga/RainbowNishaRokubouNoShichinin''.
* ''Manga/{{Amakusa 1637}}'': Seika "Mariana" Akishima, one of the {{Time Travel}}ers thrown in the Nagasaki of the [=XVIIIth=] century, catches the eye of a Dutch man named Jan who saved her life when she arrived into the past. In a subversion, she doesn't necessarily reciprocate Jan's feelings for her.
%% * In the shojo manga ''Manga/{{Lady}}'', the main character Lyn Russell (original name, Rin Midorikawa) is the daughter of the Englishman Sir George Russell and his Japanese second wife, Misuzu Midorikawa. (Curiously, she looks ''very'' Western with her blonde hair and green eyes, inherited from her dad.) After Misuzu's death in an accident, Lynn has to live with George and her half-sister Sarah, and faces quite a bit of discrimination.

* This trope gets referenced in several of Creator/MargaretCho's routines. In talking about how limited acting roles are for Asian women, she joked that as a little girl she thought to herself "Someday, I could be one of Fonzie's girlfriends on ''Series/HappyDays''! Or I could be a prostitute on ''Series/{{MASH}}''!"

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* {{Wolverine}} from ''Comicbook/XMen'' was engaged to Mariko Yashida, a Japanese woman, when he became a samurai. The wedding was canceled at the last moment, however, thanks to villain Mastermind's manipulations. He ''did'' marry the Japanese Itsu, with whom he had a son, Daken. He also had a romance with free-spirited Yukio. The [[WesternAnimation/XMen 90s 'toon]] mixes Lady Deathstrike (Yuriko Oyama) with Mariko to create this trope again (Granted, she wants him dead now).
%% * [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]]' former fianceé Alyssa Moy.
* Played with in ''ComicBook/CortoMaltese'': Corto and Shanghai Li develop feelings for each other, but don't act on them as Li turns out to already be married to a Chinese man whom she describes as a NiceGuy, parting ways amiably with Corto. This was also shown in TheMovie.
%% * The OfficialCouple in ''LesInnommables'' is [[UglyGuyHotWife Mac, an American, and Alix, a Chinese girl]].
%% * Two French-Belgian graphic novels that play the trope straight are ''Love Hotel'' and ''Tokyo Est Mon Jardin''. In the first one, a clueless Westerner moves to Japan hoping to start a romantic relationship with his teen-aged pen pal, who turns out to be a contestant in a reality-TV game; he does eventually seduce a Japanese woman. In the second one, the same character settles down with yet another Japanese woman and marries her.
%% ** In real life, Creator/FredericBoilet, the author, lives with a Sino-Khmer woman, who is herself a graphic novelist and has depicted their relationship in the sexually explicit ''Fraise Et Chocolat''.
%% * Joel Kent and Mei-Lai in the Creator/DCComics {{Elseworld}} ''SupermanAndBatmanGenerations''.
%% * Gender-inverted with [[ComicBook/TheAtom Ryan Choi]] and his white girlfriend, [[TinyGuyHugeGirl Giganta]].
%% * Inverted with the Mandarin (major ComicBook/IronMan villain) and Shang-Chi (Master of Kung Fu and hero): both have Chinese fathers and white mothers.
%% ** Additionally, Shang-Chi is in love with Tarantula, a Hispanic woman.
%% * Doubly inverted with Karate Kid from the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}; he has a Japanese father and a white American mother, and his girlfriend/wife/widow was Princess Projectra (later Sensor Girl) who's a white girl with MysticalWhiteHair.
* ''Charisma Man'', a comic book produced for English-speaking expatriates in Japan. The title character was a dorky Canadian unsuccessful with women in his own country - until he arrives in Japan where he instantly becomes suave and supercool, admired by all the locals and able to pick up any girl he wants. His mortal enemy is "Western Woman", the only one aware of what a loser he really is.
* Inverted in Gene Yang's ''ComicBook/AmericanBornChinese''. Chinese-American Jin develops a crush on his schoolmate Amelia, who's white. This eventually causes him to reject his Asian heritage outright.
* In the graphic novel ''Skim'' the half-Japanese protagonist's father was formerly married to her Japanese mother and is now dating another Asian woman. The creators identify him as someone who dates exclusively Asian women in an interview.
%% * Season 8 of ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has Satsu, a Japanese Slayer who replaces white guy with white girl, in this case Buffy.
* Played to an extreme in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' where the Comedian gets himself a Vietnamese girlfriend during the war but eventually dumps her, despite her being pregnant with his child, and shoots her dead when she scars him with a broken glass.
* ''Franchise/TheFlash'': Prior to the New 52, we have Wally West and [[IntrepidReporter Linda Park]]. However at the start, they were at odds at each other due Linda criticizing the Flash for the collateral damage. Then, they got married and had twins. Linda averts the stereotypical Asian submissive love interest because she has spunk and at one storyline, goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge when she watched Wally died in the hands of Kobra and requested Pied Piper to build weapons so she can put lead on Kobra despite not having any superpowers.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/TheWorldOfLilyWong'': The title character, a Hong Kong Chinese woman, is married to a wimpy American expatriate.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'':
** Mike Doonesbury, who marries the much younger Vietnam-war orphan Kim.
** White mercenary, conman and ambassador "Uncle" Duke has a quite fucked up relation with his secretary/translator/sex slave Honey Huan (chinese).
* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] with a comic strip produced by the government of China which warns Chinese women on dating foreigners, on the grounds that they could be [[HoneyTrap undercover spies]]. [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/21/asia/china-foreign-spies/ No kidding]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Creator/{{Vathara}} loves playing with this.
** Inverted in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2434630/1/Blades_of_Blood Blades of Blood]]/[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3218251/1/Witchy-Woman Witchy Woman]]'', where Kenshin's mother is white and she and his father are KissingCousins, and ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2698347/1/Walk-Through-the-Valley Walk Through the Valley]]'', where Cadnawes was a white merrow out-cross and his father a Wakuseigo-speaking DeepCoverAgent.
** In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2520472/1/Ethan_Raynes_Very_Bad_Day Ethan Rayne's Very Bad Day]]'' and Urban Legends fics from ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1941214/1/Spin-Cycle Spin Cycle]]'' onward, the red hair comes from Youkai blood.
** In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4031223/1/Shadows_in_Starlight Shadows in Starlight]]'', Kenshin's father may be white, but his mother is [[HalfHumanHybrid part]]-Firrereo. The man was an orphan who couldn't find anyone willing to apprentice him until he gave up his family name and married into a very backwoods peasant family.
* Parodied in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' episode 15. When Tea and the rest of non-duelist characters are asked identification by Kumo (the hair guy) she tries to distract him saying "Me love you long time?", before Mai's breasts save the day.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Discussed in ''Film/AlreadyTomorrowInHongKong'' between Josh (a white American living in Hong Kong) and Ruby (an Asian-American on vacation). She realises that most of her boyfriends have been white, and she mocks herself for enforcing the stereotype. Josh's girlfriend is a local girl, and dating more than one of them has led to him being mocked by his white co-workers - who accuse him of having a RaceFetish.
* Given an intriguing race flip in Korean romantic comedy ''Film/MarriageBlue'', wherein a white woman from Uzbekistan, in Korea on a work visa, has fallen in love with an older Korean man. It's Mighty Yellow And Mellow Whitey, but in all other respects the dynamic is the same, with the woman being the foreigner, of lower social status (the man owns his own flower shop), and struggling to fit in with the dominant culture that the man is part of.
* ''Film/HeavenAndEarth'', an Creator/OliverStone film based on true events.
* Two versions of this trope in ''Film/MerryChristmasMrLawrence''. The first is the titular character talking about a brief relationship he had with an Asian woman at the outbreak of war. The second is a version of this trope, though it would be better called "Japanese general obssively stalks POW soldier Music/DavidBowie who may or may not also fancy him". The first appears to be Type 1 but the second Type 2, as the director says Yonoi was attracted (along with other factors) by Celliers' blond hair.
* ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'': The female lead falls for the only white man in AncientChina. Interestingly, many of the Chinese promotional posters and DVD covers put Jackie Chan center-stage. She and her beau are always off to one side, if they're depicted at all.
%% * An early film example is ''The Wrath of the Gods'' made in 1914, starring Japanese-American silent film idol Sessue Hayakawa (as the dad; not the romantic lead this time, 'natch).
* ''House Of Bamboo'': An American military policeman in Japan convinces the widow of a murder victim to pose as his girlfriend, and she eventually falls in love with him.
* ''The World Of Suzie Wong'': The title character is a Hong Kong HookerWithAHeartOfGold who becomes a visiting British artist's girlfriend.
* ''The Barbarian And The Geisha'' starring John Wayne as the first American Consul-General in Japan. His Japanese hosts give him a geisha to help make him feel more comfortable, as well as to keep tabs on him.
* Similarly with Glenn Ford in ''Theatre/TheTeahouseOfTheAugustMoon'' as a captain of the occupation forces, tasked with Americanizing a Japanese village and ending up romancing the geisha Lotus Blossom, played by Machiko Kyou.
%% * ''Film/TheSandPebbles'': Richard Attenborough saves a Chinese woman from prostitution by buying her debts and marrying her.
%% * ''Year Of The Dragon'': Stanley White (Mickey Rourke) aggressively courts Tracy Tzu (Ariane Koizumi), and his sexual attraction to her is implied to be a byproduct of a blend of attraction/repulsion towards Asians which he picked up in Vietnam.
* Inverted in ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' with the BetaCouple, Eddie and Margo.
* [[AuthorAppeal A pattern]] in several novels/scripts/etc. by James Clavell:
** ''Tai-Pan'' (as well as the [[Literature/AsianSaga original novel]]), where protagonist Dirk Struan has a fiery mistress named Mei-Mei. The film also reverses it, with a [[FallenPrincess poverty-stricken young Englishwoman]] who makes an extremely good living by prostituting herself to an exclusively Chinese clientèle.
** ''Shogun'', where John "Anjin-san" Blackthorne falls in love with his Japanese language mentor Mariko Buntarou. In fairness, William Adams, the RealLife inspiration for Blackthorne, did marry a Japanese woman, but possibly for social reasons and not love. [[spoiler: And in any case, once Blackthorne does marry a Japanese woman, it's likely for the same reasons, as it isn't Mariko, who's dead by then.]]
** ''Noble House'', where a visiting American businessman in Hong Kong falls in love with a Chinese-Portuguese woman [[HoneyTrap sent by a British businessman to seduce him]].
** ''King Rat'', where flashbacks reveal that the protagonist had been hiding from the Japanese in an Indonesian village for a long time, where he had a native wife. He is also tempted by the daughter of the village elder with whom prisoners do black market deals.
* Almost averted in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'': Adrian Cronauer tries to get a relationship started with a local Vietnamese girl, but while the latter eventually warms to him, the relationship remains platonic. Also the girl he goes after is the third (fourth?) one he sees wearing identical white robes and straw hat, and (probably jokingly) thinking she's "following" him, he obsessively goes after her; "Asian Fever" seems oddly appropriate for how he was acting (blaming it on being surrounded by Grecian women, who he claims are hairy).
%% * The Tom Selleck vehicle ''MrBaseball'' is a particularly sad example - their love scene is said to have more or less cost the actress her career.
%% * ''Rising Sun'' with Sean Connery and Tia Carrere.
%% * ''Heaven And Earth'': A GI in Vietnam comes home to the US with a war bride.
%% * ''Chinese Box'': Gong Li has a relationship with Jeremy Irons.
%% * ''Red Corner'': Richard Gere, charged with murder while in China, has his beautiful assigned lawyer Bai Ling fall in love with him. Similar to the ''MrBaseball'' example above as Bai Ling reportedly lost her ''citizenship'' over it.
%% * ''The Breed'' with Bai Ling.
%% * ''Art Of War'' starring Wesley Snipes.
%% * ''Bangkok Dangerous'' (the remake with Nicholas Cage)
%% * ''Film/SnowFallingOnCedars'': Averted, as while the Japanese girl Hatsue is very much in love with the Western guy Ishmael, circumstances force her to marry a fellow Japanese. In the book, however, the relationship between Ishmael and Hatsue wasn't quite that simple.
* ''Three Seasons'': Harvey Keitel is a Vietnam War veteran who had a child with a local girl during his tour of duty, and comes looking for her 30 years later.
** The trope is averted with another character in the movie: a Vietnamese prostitute looking for a potential husband among her Western customers eventually settles with a fellow Vietnamese man.
* ''Come See The Paradise'': Dennis Quaid marries a Japanese woman in the late 1930s, only to see her sent to a detention camp along with other Japanese immigrants to the US in the wake of Pearl Harbor.
* ''Film/TheTransporter'': Jason Statham rescues Shu Qi from abduction, and she thanks him with sexual favors.
%% * ''Flypaper'' with Lucy Liu.
%% * ''Film/{{Face}}'' with Bai Ling.
%% * ''Film/{{Stealth}}'' the black character (portrayed by Jamie Foxx) has a Thai girlfriend.
%% * ''One Night Stand'' has Wesley Snipes married to Ming-Na Wen.
* ''Literature/TheQuietAmerican'': see Literature.
* Despite being a portly washed up ping pong player, the main character of ''Film/BallsOfFury'' is still mighty enough to get Maggie Q's character.
* ''Film/TheLastSamurai'': A wounded Tom Cruise is cared for by the widow of a samurai he killed, hinting at a budding relationship between them. Of course, for most of the movie, she's understandably peeved at housing her husband's alcoholic killer, but her brother asked she do it. She only mellows after Nathan gets some CharacterDevelopment, and that's half a year in-story.
%% * ''Film/CharliesAngels'': Lucy Liu's father and boyfriend are played by John Cleese and Matt [=LeBlanc=], respectively, indicating something of a family tradition for this trope.
%% * ''Film/MiamiVice'': GongLi is the mistress of a (white-looking) Latin American drug lord, and has a tryst with Colin Farrell.
%% * ''The Hunted'': Christopher Lambert has a one-night stand with Creator/JoanChen.
* ''The Home Song Stories'': Hong Kong bar girl Creator/JoanChen marries an Australian sailor and moves with him to Melbourne. This film actually zig-zags with the trope, as she soon leaves him after arriving in Australia and has affairs with other men, including Asian men. By the end of the film, the Australian sailor turned out to be the only man who truly loved her and takes care of her children.
* ''Film/{{Sayonara}}'' (as well as the original novel by James Michener): Marlon Brando, as a member of the US Air Force deployed in Japan, has a buddy who marries a Japanese woman, and he himself falls in love with one.
%% * The French movie ''Augustin Roi Du Kung Fu'' (the title character has a platonic relationship with a Chinese immigrant played by Maggie Cheung, and eventually moves to Beijing where he marries a local woman).
* ''Film/{{Tanguy}}'': The main character, aged 30 something, still lives with his parents and couldn't be moved to ... well move out. As a doctorate student in Chinese civilization, he uses his language skills to pick up Asian girls and eventually, yes, moves to Beijing where he marries a local woman.When he marries the Chinese girl, he moves in with her family and gets them to care for him.
* In ''Film/TheKarateKidPartII'', Daniel meets Kumiko in Okinawa. In ''Part III'', Kumiko decides to stay in Okinawa.
* Yet another French movie, ''Film/{{Indochine}}'', about a love triangle in colonial Indochina. The young Vietnamese orphan is seduced by the dashing French navy officer, who had also scored her French adoptive mother.
* However, inverted in another French movie, ''L'Amant'' (''Film/TheLover'', adapted from the eponymous novel by Marguerite Duras): the heroine is a French teenage girl, also in colonial Indochina, who sleeps for money with an older IdleRich Chinese man. And she realizes after leaving back to France that she really loved him.
%% ** Also in a sixth French film, ''Hiroshima Mon Amour''.
%% *** Deconstructed in a ''seventh'' [[TheAdventuresOfAntoineDoinel French film.]]
* Interestingly, avoided in ''Film/LostInTranslation'', in which the protagonist, despite having the obvious profile for it (Westerner in Japan, middle-aged, away from his wife), enters a (platonic) relationship with a younger Western girl, and sleeps with a Western woman of his own age, rather than picking up a local girl. He even, at one point, turns down a Japanese call girl that his producer sent to his hotel room to help him unwind. Granted, she seemed particularly clueless about what turns Western men on.
* Averted in ''The Children of Huang Shi'', where the white, male main character goes for the other Western character rather than Michelle Yeoh.
* Also averted in ''Film/DoctorAkagi'', but the film does play with the idea:
-->'''Tomiko''': Here's some food for the prisoner.
-->'''Sonoko''': So much?
-->'''Tomiko''': Dutchmen are tall, they eat a lot.
-->'''Sonoko''': Oh, he isn't that tall. But he does have a big one.
-->'''Tomiko''': He's a Dutchman all right.
%% * Creator/DolphLundgren and Tia Carrere in ''Film/ShowdownInLittleTokyo''.
* ''Film/{{Highlander}}'': Ramirez's backstory reveals that he once married a Japanese princess. He was originally Ancient Egyptian, but he IS played by Creator/SeanConnery.
* ''Film/DirtyWork'': [[Creator/ChrisFarley Jimmy]] and the Saigon whore who bit his nose off.
%% * ''Film/AirAmerica'': The character played by Mel Gibson, an American pilot in 1960s Laos, is married to a local woman.
* ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'' parodies this with a pair of fangirl {{twin|ThreesomeFantasy}}s willing to do anything for Austin. With [[RefugeInAudacity Punny Names]].
%% * This is a subplot of ''{{Midway}}''. As the main reason for making the girl Japanese is to present the lovers with "difficulties peculiar to 1942" it is more a case of StarCrossedLovers. It is also unclear whether they eventually do marry but implied that they do not.
%% * Inverted in ''Stratosphere Girl'', as the main reason the belgian girl becomes a club hostess in Tokyo is to find and hook up with a young Japanese DJ she met back home.
%% * {{Gender inverted|Trope}} in ''Bridge to the Sun'', based [[RealLife on the autobiographic novel]] of the same name. Gwendolyn "Gwen" Harold (Carol Baker) marries the Japanese diplomat Hidenari "Terry" Terasaki (James Shigeta)... some years before UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. [[BreakTheCutie Needless to say]], it does not end well for them.
* Averted but discussed in ''Film/TheFastAndTheFuriousTokyoDrift'', where the main character, a white American, is sent to Japan and somehow avoids ending up with a Japanese girl. (instead favoring the only white woman around) This is even alluded to by one of the Asian characters in the film.
%% * Subverted in ''The Ramen Girl'', in which the eponymous character falls in love with a Korean man, despite being in Japan.
* Played with in ''Film/ForrestGump'': at the end, Lieutenant Dan arrives at Forrest and Jenny's wedding with "new legs" and his fiancée, an Asian woman, suggesting he's beginning to get past his resentment and [[ShellShockedVeteran PTSD]] about UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.
%% * A rare non-human example occurs in the [[EasternEuropeanAnimation Hungarian]] animated film CatCity: both the hero Grabowski and his girlfriend Csino-san are anthropomorphic mice, but the former is clearly European or American, and the latter is Japanese.
* Inverted in ''Mao's Last Dancer'', where the Chinese main character falls in love with an American dancer.
%% * Inverted again in ''The Replacement Killers'', courtesy of Chow Yun-Fat and Mira Sorvino.
* Seen in ''Film/ThePaintedVeil'', with the Fanes' neighbour Waddington and his Manchurian lover Wan Xi.
* ''SonOfTheDragon'' is precisely about getting a husband for a beautiful Asian princess. The main character, the only occidental and a foreigner (since he's not Asian), enters the competition for marrying her in order to infiltrate and steal part of the treasure. He ends up falling in love with her and fighting against the other main competitor to defend the castle when that competitor with his army to get the treasure, revealing he was EvilAllAlong and didn't care about the princess.
* In ''Film/FlowersOfWar'', Christian Bale plays a funeral director in Nanking during the Nanking Massacre. He helps Chinese girls hide from Japanese soldiers and has an affair with a Chinese prostitute. This is likely why Bale's character was made into a funeral director posing as a priest rather than an actual priest, which would be more historically accurate.
* [[GenderInvertedTrope Gender-inverted]] in D.W. Griffith's ''Film/BrokenBlossoms'', even though the Asian guy is played by a white actor in YellowFace.
* Inverted in the ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' films. Korean-American Harold's LoveInterest is technically Colombian, but in ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay'', Kumar goes for a full inversion.
* ''Film/PavilionOfWomen''- the original novel depicts Madame Wu keeping her love for Father Andre to herself, but the film invokes this trope, along with HotForPreacher.
* Disney's ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally intended]] to be a film called ''China Doll'', which would have been about a poor Chinese girl falling in love with a white British man and moving to the west with him.
* In the film ''Film/LoveIsAManySplendoredThing'', set in Hong Kong, white journalist Mark Elliot (Creator/WilliamHolden) and Eurasian doctor Han Suyin (Jennifer Jones) fall in love. Aside from the racial difference, he's married (though estranged from his wife). It is subtly implied that her career will be jeopardized if the relationship continues. They do so anyway, only for him to be killed while on assignment in Korea.
* Bill Holden also has romance with a Chinese woman (played by Nancy Kwan) in ''Film/TheWorldOfSuzieWong''. She's a prostitute, so ''his'' career and reputation will be jeopardized if they stay together. They split up for a time but reunite after an earthquake in which her son by a former client is killed.
* In ''Row Your Boat'', Jon Bon Jovi (yes, ''that'' Music/BonJovi) plays the ex-convict Jamie Meadows, who falls for the beautiful Chun Hua (Bai Ling) in the middle of his struggle to not fall back into delinquency. [[spoiler: Bad thing, Chun Hua is the trophy wife of a Chinese-American businessman... and in the end, [[TheHeroDies Jamie ends up kicking it]] in a HeroicSacrifice to help her get away.]]
* Subverted in ''Film/DieAnotherDay''. After Bond arrives in Hong Kong and has had a proper shave and some new clothes, it seems like he tries to seduce the Asian masseuse who was sent to his room. Then he takes her gun and reveals her as a Chinese operative.
* Old Joe marries a Chinese woman in ''Film/{{Looper}}''.
* GenderInverted in ''Film/SixteenCandles'': Long Duk Dong ends up with [[TinyGuyHugeGirl Marlene]], a tall athletic woman. Their relationship is PlayedForLaughs.
* ''Welcome to Hard Times'' features a subplot with two minor characters, a White man and a Chinese prostitute, falling for each other.
* In the coming-of-age Spanish film ''La lengua de las mariposas'', the child protagonist’s older brother Andres is fascinated with a picture of a Chinese girl in his school text book. Later, he actually meets a beautiful Chinese girl (which would be very unusual in 1930s Spain), but she is unfortunately already married to a much older Spanish man. The girl clearly prefers Andres, but she is powerless to escape.
* ''Film/PacificRim'' actively averts this, with Creator/GuillermoDelToro [[WordOfGod intentionally]] creating a female protagonist that is not a LoveInterest, but an equal to her male partner. While Mako Mori is the quieter of the pair, on multiple occasions she matches Raleigh in force of personality or calls him out on things. The Drift requires both to be in balance, functioning as equals without one dominating or controlling the other. Raleigh actively pursues Mako as his co-pilot because she is his match in mental strength, rather than viewing her as a potential relationship.
* ''Film/MButterfly'' is a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction of this trope]], playing the relationship between Jeremy Irons and a Chinese opera singer as a deeply unequal, condescending one. Also, [[spoiler: she's a man in drag.]] There's also that.
* Mickey Rourke and Arianne Koizumi in Year Of The Dragon.
* Gender-Inverted in ''Stratosphere Girl'', where a European girl who's an aspiring comicbook artist falls for a Japanese foreign exchange student from a wealthy family, then when he returns to Tokyo, she follows in the hopes of finding him again; when her early tries at getting hired in the manga industry fall through, she ends up stuck working as hostess in a bar catering to the white RaceFetish of its asian patrons. And then the murder mystery happens...
* Nathan and his domestic, Kyoko, respectively in ''Film/ExMachina''. [[spoiler:Kyoko is a robot who is made to resemble an Asian woman, and is programmed to be a subservient sex slave, speechless, whose sole purpose and reason for being built is to cook and clean and provide sexual pleasure for the white[[labelnote:*]](or at least non-Asian -- Oscar Isaac, the actor playing Nathan, is Latino; Nathan's ethnicity is unclear)[[/labelnote]] male owner]].
* {{Zigzagged| Trope}} in ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld''. He has a Chinese girlfriend (Knives Chau) at the start of the first volume, and dumps her as soon as [[MysteriousWaif Ramona Flowers]] enters the scene (who is white). Knives desperately tries to get him back (and was supposedly to end up with him in TheMovie) but nothing else really comes of it, as Scott has completely lost interest in her in favor of Ramona. The relationship is not played for race, or conscious stereotypes, but the UnfortunateImplications remain.
* ''Film/DonovansReef'' has Dedham, a doctor on Haleakaloha in French Polynesia, leaving his ''hapa'' children in the care of his friend Donovan for a couple of weeks. Their late mother, the doctor's second wife, was a Polynesian princess. He has yet to explain this to Amelia, his Boston Brahmin daughter by his first marriage, who visits the island. The children are temporarily passed off as Donovan's until their dad returns, and they correctly assume this is because they are not white.
* Similar to the comics, ''Film/TheWolverine'' has Logan and Mariko Yashida. But Logan is still trying to move on from Jean Grey's death while Mariko became an AdaptationalBadass due to her knife-throwing skills. In the movie's climax, Mariko is the one who saved Logan from the BigBad, [[spoiler:who happened to be her own grandfather]]. In the end, their relationship never really go anywhere except for a quick kiss and Logan went back to the United States.
* ''Film/CrankHighVoltage'': Bai Ling's character (Ria) is determined to fulfill this trope after Chev ''accidentally'' saves her from a bad guy. Chev's lack of interest in her doesn't seem to matter.
--> "He my Kevin Costner!"
* In ''Film/TheHost'', a minor character, Sgt. Donald White, a United States sergeant stationed in South Korea, has a Korean girlfriend.

* ''Troublemaker and Other Saints'' has one of the daughters of a Chinese family married to a black man; another daughter has a preference for white men and not Asian men.
%% * ''Midnight Sunshine'' a book by Kelvin Reed, has a Filipina marrying a black man.
* Fah Lo Suee, daughter of Literature/FuManchu, falls in love with Sir Denis Nayland Smith and [[HighHeelFaceTurn betrays her father]] for him.
%%* ''Madame Chrysantheme'' by Pierre Loti.
%% * ''Sayonara'' by James Michener.
* James Clavell's ''Literature/AsianSaga''.
** ''Shogun'' provides some justification, as Mariko-san is the only available translator for Blackthorne, so the two end up spending all their time together. Blackthorne, all told, has ''four'' Japanese women: [[ButtMonkey Fujiko]], whom [[MagnificentBastard Toranaga]] orders to to run his household as a consort (with all that the word implies), [[OfficialCouple Mariko his translator]], and, in the end, [[spoiler: he is married to Midori, in order to solidify his standing as samurai and to run his house once Fujiko commits {{seppuku}}, and [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Kikuchiyo]]'s contract is given to him so she'll be attached to someone worthy of her, and so that he'll have someone to delight him for as long as he's imprisoned in Japan]]. Blackthorne's real-life inspiration actually did marry a Japanese woman (although a commoner of the merchant class, not a samurai or a geisha) and have two children by her.
** Mariko from ''Shogun'' is an aversion: it's made clear that she finds most Westerners disgusting for their lack of hygiene and eating habits, and she only hooks up with Blackthorne when he has adopted Japanese ways [[spoiler: and been declared an honorary samurai.]]
** ''Tai-Pan'' takes it much further. Several white men have Asian mistresses, or have kept them at one point, and all three either explicitly have or are implied to have had utterly disastrous marriages back home. Inverted with Mary, who [[spoiler: whores herself out to Chinese men to enjoy some power and pleasure, and she confirms that there is strong attraction on both sides.]]
* ''Literature/TheJoyLuckClub'' by Amy Tan plays with this trope. One of the couples plays the stereotype of white man/Asian woman relationships having a dominant man and submissive woman perfectly straight, but it's strongly implied that the husband cheated ''because'' of his wife's spinelessness, when she catches her husband in flagrante delicto with a white woman.
* The Ben Devereaux/Li-Xia couple in Literature/RedLotus can come off as this, but while Ben is ''definitely'' a Mighty Whitey, Li-Xia is ''not'' a Mellow Yellow.
* In the Chinese novel ''Shanghai Baby'' by Zhou Weihui, the main character, a Shanghai woman in her 20s, is in a relationship with a caring but sexually impotent Chinese man, and has a steamy affair with a Western expatriate. The latter is depicted as a tall, blond, sexually aggressive German.
%% * Inverted in ''Literature/TheKingAndI''.
* Occurs in Gish Jen's novel ''Mona in the Promise Land'', and lampshaded when the white man, Seth, impersonates a Chinese former romantic interest in order to attract the Chinese-American protagonist's attention. Inverted in a later novel by the same author, ''The Love Wife''.
* Averted in ''Film/SnowFallingOnCedars'' when Hatsue decides to break up with Ishmael even ''before'' her family finds out about their affair. Though she is deeply fond of him, she's simply not ''in'' love with him, and ends up happily married to a Japanese man.
* Gwen and Hidenari from ''Bridge to the Sun'' [[GenderFlip gender inverted]] this.
* In ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'', Frank Jackson, one of the uptime miners, came back from UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar with a wife.
* Lynne Reid Banks' ''Literature/TheDungeon'' is a dark take on this. [[AntiHero MacLennan]], a Scottish laird embittered by the deaths of his wife and children, buys a Chinese girl named Peony from her parents on a strange impulse. While Peony is far too young to enter a relationship with him and [=MacLennan=] often treats her harshly as only a tea slave to him, there are signs that she's slowly becoming his MoralityPet by reviving the compassion that he's trying to squelch in his quest for revenge against the man who killed his family. [[spoiler:Then [=MacLennan=] becomes incensed when he realizes how much Peony is affecting him, throws her in the dungeon and leaves her there to die, and realizes that he threw away the one thing that could have made him happy again only when it's far too late. In short, ''no one'' gets a happy ending here thanks to the white guy fucking up everything.]]
* Austin Coates' novel ''City of Broken Promises'' tells the [[BasedOnATrueStory true story]] of Martha, an orphaned Chinese girl in 18th century UsefulNotes/{{Macau}} who falls in love with Thomas Merop, an English trade official. Merop is initially hesitant about pursuing a relationship with Martha, but is won over and eventually marries her so she can inherit his business interests.
* Mary Jo Putney's ''The China Bride'' features a half-Scottish, half Chinese woman, orphaned by her father in China and living as a male interpreter to survive, falling for a visiting (British?) viscount despite the fiercely segregated environment. The relationship is heavily influenced by the fact that both Troth and Kyle are outsiders; Troth because of her mixed race and Kyle as a foreigner.
%% * {{Inverted}} in classic YA Australian novel ''Literature/TomorrowWhenTheWarBegan'', where the white female lead falls in love with the Asian male lead.
%% * Played straight in Christos Tsiolkas's ''Literature/TheSlap'', where the first (Greek-Australian) point-of-view character's wife is an Indian-Australian woman.
%% * Robert Lecter and Lady Murasaki, in ''Literature/HannibalRising''.
%% * {{Inverted}} in Kerry Greenwood's PhryneFisher stories, when Phryne becomes involved with Lin Chung. Their relationship continues even after his ArrangedMarriage to another woman goes ahead.
%% * ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' inverts this with [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Irish redheaded vampire ninja war goddess]] Aoife and immortal Japanese swordsman Niten.
* In the ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}'' books, the relationship between Patton and Lena zig-zags this trope ''really'' weirdly. Patton Burgess is definitely the kind of rugged Western adventurer you'd see in a MightyWhitey narrative, and Lena is a vaguely East Asian-looking woman who leaves her home and gives up everything (including eternal youth) to be with him. (In fact, at one point, Lena reminisces about how Patton had a thing for Asian women.) On the other hand, Lena is anything but mellow, and even though she looks Asian, she's actually an American water spirit (giving the whole Patton/Lena subplot a sort of ''Little Mermaid'' vibe).
* ''Literature/TheQuietAmerican'': An aging British journalist in 1950s Saigon, although having a wife back home, has hooked up with a much younger local girl. When a young American shows up, he competes with the older man for the girl's attention, but neither is really interested to know how ''she'' feels about the whole thing. (As the page quote notes, this is symbolic of the state of the world at the time, with the older European powers trying to hold on to their empires while the idealistic but naive Americans try to interfere, with neither side giving much thought to what the people of the third-world countries actually want.)
* David Mitchell's ''Literature/TheThousandAutumnsofJacobDeZoet'' has Dutch trader Jacob [=DeZoet=] traveling to Japan to earn money to propose to a wealthy girl in Holland. Instead in Nagasaki he falls for Orito, a disfigured midwife, who is spirited away by a cult in the mountains.
* A tragic and awful subversion in My Lai, a character from ''Literature/TheKid''.

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%%* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' has Toshiko Sato, who has a thing for Owen Harper. Unfortunately, he's more or less blind to her feelings.
%%** Which is reversed in the episode "Adam". Owen's the one with the thing for Toshiko, which she doesn't notice because she's taken up with the title character. [[spoiler: The title character isn't even a real person, and has been manipulating their memories to stay alive.]]
%% * ''{{Shogun}}'' (as well as the [[Literature/AsianSaga original novel]] by James Clavell)
%% * ''HouseOfHarmony''--not only does the Singaporean Chinese female fall in love with a visiting American businessman, but her half-Asian daughter (played by Maggie Q) later falls in love with the adopted son of said businessman.
%% * ''Series/TwinPeaks'': Creator/JoanChen is married to an older Westerner, and it is revealed he picked her up in Hong Kong. She also has affairs with other Westerners.
* ''Series/QuantumLeap'' has an episode where the man Sam is currently possessing has recently returned from war with a Japanese wife and dealing with the resulting prejudice.
* ''Film/BrokenTrail'' is about two cowboys (Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church) rescuing five Chinese women from indentured prostitution; one of them ends up in a relationship with Church.
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' when Hiro goes back in time to Ancient Japan and meets his hero Takezo Kensei, only to find out he's a drunken white man named Adam Monroe. In an attempt to preserve the timeline he recalls Hiro tries to turn Monroe into a hero and get him and Princess Yaeko ("the most beautiful girl in Japan") together. However despite - or arguably because of - Hiro's best efforts [[LikeGoesWithLike Yaeko ends up drawn to him rather than Monroe.]]
** Although, it could also be argued that Hiro attempting to get them together went perfectly fine, until Hiro decided to give in to temptation and make out with her. Some fans choose to see her as a manipulative bitch whose choices end up ruining several lives.
** GenderFlipped earlier in the series, with Hiro and his white girlfriend [[PhotographicMemory Charlie]]. Interestingly, Charlie herself is pretty close to [[AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits parts of the Asian stereotype]], being a kind, gentle waitress. Hiro falls squarely as an AscendedFanboy and thus an AudienceSurrogate for many of the nerds watching - women like him precisely ''because'' he's an earnest NiceGuy.
* Played straight and then averted in ''Series/ReGenesis'': One of the main characters, Mayko Tran, is a Vietnam-born woman who has relationships with two white men in turn, one of them her boss. Said man, however, later goes to China and meets a pretty woman doctor without any romantic development resulting (then again, they were in the middle of an epidemic and had other things on their minds).
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has Dr. Kelso, a Korean War vet who has a serious thing for Asian females. Always goes to Asian massage parlors, sleeps with many Asian girls and has an AsianBabymama.
** A one-shot joke implied that he loved his long-time (no pun intended) mistress more than he did his own wife.
** In his "[[ADayInTheLimelight His Story]]" episode, one of his {{Imagine Spot}}s, when asked what he'd be doing if he was still in the military, was a parody of the ending of ''Film/AnOfficerAndAGentleman'' with an Asian woman in the Debra Winger role, and ''"Up Where We Belong" being sung in Korean''. Then he imagines what it would be like if he were a nurse, and the Asian woman appears in a navy uniform to carry ''him'' away.
** He also reveals that his son has a penchant for Filipino boyfriends, so apparently it runs in the family.
%% * In ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'' and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' with Miles and Keiko O'Brien.
%% * An episode of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' flashes back to Jack traveling to Phuket, Thailand, where he enters into a relationship with a local woman. It didn't seem to last very long, though.
* ''Lady Bar'' is a made-for-TV movie by Xavier Durringer about the romantic relationship between a French tourist and a Thai prostitute.
** In the sequel, ''Lady Bar II'', the characters (now married) set up a "matchmaking resort" for single Western men seeking committed relationships with Thai women.
* A ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit showed UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson chatting up Sally Hemming while his colleagues talk about them behind his back. They mention Creator/{{Benjamin|Franklin}} [[ReallyGetsAround Franklin]] likes Asians despite never meeting one.
* Inverted in ''Series/FlashForward2009'', with Demetri (played by John Cho) and Zoey (played by Gabrielle Union), but played straight by Bryce and Keiko (she specifically rejects Japanese suitors in his favor).
* ''Red Skies'', a 2002 PilotMovie set in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, features a Chinese female police officer who teams up up with an FBI task-force. An unspoken but definite mutual attraction develops between her and the white alpha-male of the group.
* Both referenced and averted in the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode "Who's Your Daddy": An overseer blackmails a Cambodian refugee into providing him sexual favors [[spoiler:and later tries to coerce another one, killing her in the process]]; but the consensual interracial relationship is between an Asian woman and an African-American man, who happens to be a Vietnam veteran. Said man is (wrongly) suspected of being a SugarDaddy for the teenage Asian girl. One construction worker is heard calling out "Me love you long time" as the Cambodian woman walks past.
* In ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', sole Asian player Karen Maruyama is assigned with the role of "A Call Girl" in ''Let's Make A Date'' - and the former {{Trope Namer|s}} was what she had in mind. Considering that it ''was'' a subversion...
* There's an episode of ''Series/ItAintHalfHotMum'' where Sergeant Major Williams wants to marry a local Chinese girl, only for Chinese mafiosi to try to kill him because the girl had previously been engaged to one of them. Sergeant Major eventually ends his relationship with her. In another episode, two of the men fall for Mrs Waddilove-Evans's Burmese maid.
* ''Series/{{Titus}}'': Christopher's younger brother Dave repeatedly lauds the fact that his girlfriend is Asian. According to DVD commentary they got the idea to give him this character quirk because the actor's wife is Asian.
* Appears to be played straight in the Benihana Christmas episode of ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'', where Michael and Andy ask out two attractive waitress and aren't shown being shut down, then somehow end up with two different attractive, college-aged Benihana waitresses at the party, but it turns out this was a [[WTHCastingAgency casting problem]]. The second ones were [[HollywoodHomely supposed to be ugly]], with the implication the attractive ones turned them down.
* Unavoidable on ''Series/{{MASH}}'', considering that it is about a mostly male military unit in Korea. Every love interest who wasn't a nurse had to be Asian, as well as the war prostitutes.
** Most notably, Klinger ends up marrying a Korean woman, Soon-Li, in the series finale. In another episode, Hawkeye fell in love with a Korean woman much more deeply than for his usual fling, to the point of being in tears when they were forced to part.
%% * In ''Series/NightCourt'', the black Mac Robinson is married to Vietnamese Quon Le.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' - Jerry is excited over the prospect of meeting and dating a Donna Chang, then is upset when he finds she's a white girl who appropriated a Chinese name.
* Series three of ''Series/LittleBritain'' featured the white English Dudley and his Thai mail order bride, Ting Tong Macadangdang. [[spoiler: Subverted when Ting Tong turns out to be [[UnsettlingGenderReveal "a ladyboy"]] and, it is implied, [[{{Fauxreigner}} not really Thai]].]]
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had an episode with ''multiple'' incarnations. Several service men had married South Korean women and brought them back to the states. Turns out that they had used the trope to their advantage, as they were actually ''North'' Korean spies/terrorists. However, one really loved her husband (and their child) and killed the others in an attempt to negate the mission and not be detected.
** There's another episode where service men attempted to sneak five or six Asian women overseas in a shipping container, the plan being that one of the men would be on the ship to help them. However, none of them were, and all but one woman died in transfer, and she was taking her revenge on the men one by one.
%% ** Jimmy Palmer had a season-long relationship with Agent Michelle Lee.
%% * ''Series/SullivanAndSon'': Sullivan is white and his wife is Korean. Inverted with the son, who seems to have a thing for a white paramedic.
* ''Iron Road'' is a 2009 miniseries in which a Chinese woman disguises herself as a young man named "Little Tiger" to work on the Canadian railroad and falls in love with her boss' white son.
%% * ''Series/{{Elementary}}'': The ex-boyfriend of Joan Watson (Creator/LucyLiu), Ty Morstan, is white.
%% * [[DepravedHomosexual Joel]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Godard]] (the character he played, not the real announcer) on LateNight with Creator/ConanOBrien had a thing for young asian men.
* The subjects of the documentary ''[[http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/seeking-asian-female/ Seeking Asian Female]]''. It deals with a CitizenshipMarriage between a white middle-aged man (who doesn't speak Chinese) and a 30 year old Chinese woman. Tension sets in when they realize that their personalities may not be very compatible. They got mentioned (perhaps unfairly) in the Creepy White Guys website mentioned below.
* Series/DiffrentStrokes : Phillip Drummond is surprised by a man claiming to be his son; the man's mother is a Korean woman Drummond met during the war. [[spoiler: The man's father was actually an American soldier who raped the woman. She lied and told her son Drummond was his father because Drummond embodied many of the "Mighty Whitey" characteristics of bravery and honour.]].

* Inverted like ''whoa'' by US VisualKei and JRock fandoms. The majority of US fans are female, androgynous, or bisexual/gay male. Nevertheless, just ''try'' and find some who aren't interested in [[YaoiFangirl imagining two or more Japanese rockstars together]] and/or actually [[GroupieBrigade becoming sexually involved with one had they the chance]].
%% * "China Girl" was penned by Music/DavidBowie and Music/IggyPop for the latter's 1977 album ''The Idiot'', though it's Bowie's CoverVersion in 1983 that's better-known. The inspiration for the song comes from Pop's confession of his love for Kuelan Nguyen, so take from that what you will.
* One of Music/BonJovi's two music videos for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiBEm8p_Paw "This Ain't a Love Song"]] tells [[TearJerker the tragic]] [[StarCrossedLovers love story]] of an American IntrepidReporter and a Vietnamese girl during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. [[spoiler: More than 20 years later, he returns to Vietnam and manages to find his lost love. And their daughter, [[IdenticalGrandson who looks a LOT like her mom when she was young]]. EarnYourHappyEnding with your Asian family, I guess?]]
* {{Gender inverted|Trope}} in the song "Butterfly" by Smile.dk:
-->''I've been searching for a man''
-->''All across Japan''
-->''Just to find, to find my samurai''
-->''Someone who is strong''
-->''But still a little shy''
-->''Yes I need, I need my samurai''
* Music/BruceSpringsteen's hit "Born in the U.S.A.": "I had a brother at Khe Sanh [...] He had a woman he loved in Saigon. / I've got a picture of him in her arms now..."
%% * Weezer's "Pinkerton".
* "La Petite Tonkinoise" is a 1906 hit by French singer Vincent Scotto, about a soldier sent to Vietnam who picks up a local girlfriend.
* Two words: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwNybYpI868 Yellow Fever]]", by the Bloodhound Gang (NSFW).
* Cold Chisel's 1978 hit "Khe Sanh", about a traumatized Vietnam veteran who tries to fit in after returning from the war. He expresses disillusionment with Western women: "Their legs were often open / But their minds were always closed / And their hearts were held in fast suburban chains". Later in the song, he mentions his preference for Asian women: "There ain't nothing like the kisses / From a jaded Chinese princess / Gonna hit some Hong Kong mattress all night long."
* Music/RodStewart's "Every Picture Tells a Story" describes how the singer "Fell in love with a slit-eyed lady / By the light of an Eastern moon".
* Modern Talking's ''China In Her Eyes'' describes your typical exotic hypersexual Asian beauty, who has those two things as her only defining traits. The songs also [[InterchangeableAsianCultures mentions every Asian country this side of India (including Indonesia and Japan)]].
* The Music/{{Vocaloid}} song with an [[MindScrew extremely]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs trippy]] video, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKiPc-7uWtA "I Fell in Love With Geisha Girl"]] parodies this trope, as well as American stereotypes of the Japanese, and vice versa. It has the English vocaloid "Big Al" speaking in Japanese peppered with English, and Luka as the voice of the geisha.

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* Inverted when it came to Wrestling/YoshihiroTajiri and Wrestling/TorrieWilson. Tajiri wore the pants in the relationship, both literally and figuratively and became increasingly jealous and controlling of Wilson as it went on, forcing her to dress how he wanted and dressing her down for not loving him as a way to take out his frustrations on losing matches. Torrie, for her part, just took it, simply shaking her head when Tajiri questioned her loyalties.
* Jade Chung with Wrestling/RoderickStrong and Wrestling/AJStyles, as a result of the former sticking up for and ultimately saving her from her old boss, the nefarious Prince Nana, and his "crown jewel" Jimmy Rave, who literally walked all over her. In time Chung would develop as much fortitude as a pro wrestling manager can get away with having, even returning the favor to Rave.

* While ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is infamous for being a TropeCodifier of the "exotic, submissive Asian woman falls in love with Western man" plot, the opera itself is actually also something of a deliberate ''deconstruction''; the American Pinkerton is a cad who ruins the Japanese Butterfly's life with his selfish nature and thoughtlessness, topping it off by abandoning her to marry an American woman (who herself remains unaware of his relationship with Butterfly until it's far too late).
* ''Theatre/MButterfly'', a play by David Henry Hwang later adapted by Creator/DavidCronenberg into the movie of the same name mentioned in the "Film" section, is a subversion; the stereotypically doll-like Asian woman [[spoiler: [[UnsettlingGenderReveal turns out to be a male spy]] who [[InvokedTrope deliberately plays]] into the white man's stereotyped expectations of Asian women to make him fall in love with him. Complete with a scathing commentary on the Western concept of the "Submissive, Feminine Asia' that will fall for the 'Big Gun, and Big Money Masculine West" concept]]. And it was InspiredBy a true event: look up [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Boursicot Bernard Boursicot]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi_Pei_Pu Shi Peipu]] for details.
* Played straight in ''Theatre/MissSaigon'' (which is ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' [[SettingUpdate in the]] [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]]!). Sure, Chris is a decent person (certainly far better than Pinkerton), but that still doesn't change the fact that he's a white person sweeping a Vietnamese girl off her feet the moment he meets her. Is it any ''wonder'' that Thuy's so upset? The producers apparently went to great pains to make him a {{Jerkass}}[[note]]Seriously, was the threatened infanticide really necessary? Declaring his intent to kill Tam also made him TooDumbToLive in a sense - seriously, you do ''not'' [[EatsBabies make death threats to a child]] [[MamaBear in the presence of his mother]] [[BerserkButton if you value your life...]][[/note]], and he ''still'' garners some sympathy for being on the wrong side of this trope.
* In ''Theatre/SouthPacific,'' a white American guy bangs and then falls in love with a Tonkinese girl... [[LanguageOfLove even though they don't have any language in common]]. Then her mom suggests that they get married, but he's too worried about what his racist family thinks to do anything.
** Also part of Emile's backstory- his children are from his marriage to a Tonkinese woman.
* This was a common theme in 19th-century colonial fiction. Young white man comes to colonial state, has torrid affair with local exotic beauty, but in the end returns back to Western "civilization", marrying a "proper" white woman. In addition to ''Madame Butterfly'', opera also had ''Lakmé'', the same story set in India.
%% * {{Gender inverted|Trope}} in ''ThoroughlyModernMillie''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Sorta inverted in many DatingSim-like games where one of the girls is often the token foreigner (with a good dose of ForeignFanservice). She's hardly ever the main heroine role though, unless the events happen in her country where there are lots of foreigners who are technically not foreigners.
* ''VideoGame/RedSteel'': Scott Monroe is engaged to Miyu Sato. Although the first-person perspective prevents the player from knowing Scott's exact ethnicity, he is recognized as non-Japanese by other characters and his name implies European ancestry.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' has the blonde, blue-eyed American [[KidSamurai Brooklyn]] "[[InsistentTerminology Bullet]]" [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Luckfield]] with his Japanese partner/girlfriend [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Kusuha]] [[DistressedDamsel Mizuha]], as well as the German [[SupremeChef Elzam von]] [[MemeticBadass Branstein]] and his late Japanese wife [[YamatoNadeshiko Cattleya Fujiwara]] (though according to the backstory, Elzam's around 1/4 Japanese). Interestingly, most interracial couples in the series actually invert this, with the very Japanese [[TheStoic Kyosuke]] [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Nanbu]], [[NoSenseOfDirection Masaki]] [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars2 Andoh]] and [[IdiotHero Tasuku]] [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Shinguji]] pairing up with [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Excellen]] [[MsFanservice Browning]], [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Lune]] [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars3 Zoldark]] and [[BlueBlood Leona]] [[LethalChef Garstein]], respectively ([[{{Mukokuseki}} not that you can really tell...]])
%% * At the end of ''Franchise/ResidentEvil: Dead Aim'', Fong Ling reveals her feelings for Bruce by kissing him.
%% * In ''VideoGame/WingCommander'', one of your female Japanese pilots has a fiancé. Unfortunately, things don't turn out so well.
%% * Inverted in ''[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial Pocket]]'' : one of the winnable girls, Patricia [=McGrath=], is an {{Eagleland}}er doing a study trip in Japan at the High School you, a Japanese boy, are studying at.
* Also inverted in ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'', ''Tokimeki Memorial'' 's SpiritualSuccessor, but on a larger scale : you're playing as an Asian who come to a country located in the equivalent, in this universe, of the Europe Continent as a mercenary, and during your quest to help said country win its war against its neighbour country, you can score any of the local ladies, who are all from this Continent (most of them from the country you're fighting for, the only two exceptions coming from other countries of the Continent).
* Yet another inversion in ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove So Long, My Love]]''. The hero is a Japanese male who travels to the United States, with his potential love interests including [[PluckyGirl three]] [[IllGirl white]] [[HaremNanny women]], with two of them being his subordinates (with the last technically being his boss). The earlier ''Sakura Wars'' games also invert this trope in the same way, due to their Japanese protagonist's romanceable subordinates including a fair number of Europeans.
%% * Possibly inverted in the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' series if you play a white female Shepard and romance Kaidan Alenko (born in Singapore).
* Hank Goddard and Pauline Wan in ''VideoGame/TheSims 3'', who seem to be a somewhat stereotypical embodiment of this trope, in that their relationship is massively shallow (although their attraction is not explicitly based on race or appearance, with a few other superficial factors listed).
%% * [[Franchise/MetalGear Kazuhira Miller]] is the offspring of an American GHQ officer and Japanese woman. However it also gets {{averted|Trope}} as Mei Ling from the same series never gets in a relationship.
* Played with in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', of all places. Despite being a Japanese RPG set in a fantasy land, most of the world seems to be inspired from Western traditions; everyone even follows a Catholic-looking church. Sheena Fujibayashi’s hometown Mizuho stands out as looking stereotypically Japanese. Sheena can be perceived as a love interest for either Lloyd Irving or Zelos Wilder, and while she certainly looks exotic and sexy enough to play the part of an evil assassin at the beginning of the game, her actual personality is innocent and idealistic, which make her qualify for this trope despite being a skilled Summoner in her own right.
* Sorta invoked in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. The people from the Chon'sin country are pretty much Feudal Japanese By Any Other Name, and two characters from that land [[spoiler: (actually three, but Say'ri's brother Yen'fay can only be recruited via Spot-Pass)]] can be brought into the party: MasterSwordsman Lon'qu and LadyOfWar Say'ri. The female Avatar marry Lon'qu [[spoiler: or Yen'fay]]; the Male Avatar can marry Say'ri.
** Additionally, Lon'qu can be romanced by several other female characters if the player so decides.
* The main lands in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' are Nohr, based on a mix of different Medieval/Renaissance kingdoms, and Hoshido, based on Feudal Japan. The Avatar of this game is a ChildOfTwoWorlds, hailing from Hoshido and raised in Nohr as a political hostage, and he or she will seek to either defend Hoshido from a Nohrian invasion or try reforming Nohr from the inside before they take over Hoshido. Either way, the Avatar can marry several Hoshidan people if he/she goes to their side, and so can his/her Nohrian personal companions and retainers, though the "advantage/disadvantage" side of this trope seriously depend case by case. And in the case of his/her Hoshidan retainers, Mozu and Kaze, each can marry people from the Nohrian side.
** Further toyed with in [[spoiler:the GoldenPath known as ''Revelation'', where the Avatar and his/her group go into hiding with '''both''' Hoshidan and Nohrian armies after them. As both groups mingle under the leadership of [[AllLovingHero the Avatar]], each army member of either gender adds two prospect love interests from the opposite group to his/her pool of prospect spouses, and again more than one cross-cultural romantic support will include discussions of the differences and similarities between Nohr and Hoshido, and won't necessarily abide by the "advantage/disadvantage" stereotypes: i.e both [[LadyOfWar Oboro]] and [[GentleGiant Benny]] like making good luck charms, and their A support has them discussing the differences of Hoshidan charms and Nohrian ones, with him making a Nohrian charm for her and her returning the favor.]]
* Conscientiously averted in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird''. Phillipe Loren's female CoDragons were originally envisioned as a pair of Japanese twins named Natsuko and Yukako (or [[ThemeTwinNaming Suki and Yuki]] for short) who headed an all-female prostitute gang and basically did all of Phillipe's heavy lifting for him. Head writer Steve Jaros, however, didn't want to play into the "badass Asian chicks that are subservient to an older man" stereotype, so Suki and Yuki were retooled into the white twins Viola and Kiki [=DeWynter=] and their gang was merged into Loren's Morningstar.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* This phenomenon is parodied in an Onion article: "[[https://local.theonion.com/asian-teen-has-sweaty-middle-aged-man-fetish-1819570514 Asian Teen Has Sweaty Middle-Aged Man Fetish]]."
%% * In V3 of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', Adam Dodd ends up getting Izzy Cheung, though considering the [[ThereCanOnlyBeOne pre]][[KillEmAll mise]] and the [[BolivianArmyEnding ending]], it's hard to say what really happened next.
* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and [[ParodiedTrope parodied]] in "Yellow Fever", a film by Creator/WongFuProductions.
* Briefly discussed again in "Home is Where the Hans Are" in reference to a pair of FlirtyStepsiblings.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDy472JCXJY this]] video on Website/YouTube, the Asian women are portrayed as being overtly racist against Asian men while having a fetish for white men. The portrayal makes a firm statement that if a woman wants equality between men and women then this means that she [[StrawFeminist is a mindless brainwashed drone and spoiled entitled brat]].
%% * GenderInverted example: In ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', Creator/FeliciaDay's character Cyd Sherman has a brief romance with an Asian guy.
* [[http://creepywhiteguys.tumblr.com/ Creepy White Guys]]: A (now defunct) Tumblr that was dedicated to mock white men with Asian fetishes on dating websites.
** Doctor Nerd Love discussed CWG [[http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2013/02/okcupid-creepers-race-fetishism/#more-3009 here]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'': both male protagonists develop relationships with local Japanese girls, but suffer pangs of guilt (well, one of them, anyway) at the idea of playing out such a cliché.
** Piro seemed more freaked out by his initial attraction to the high schooler Yuki, as she fulfilled his fantasies of Japanese high school girls. Luckily, his conscience managed to point out that just because anime and manga have conditioned that fetish into him, that doesn't make the 9-year age gap any smaller.
* Inverted in ''[[http://dreamless.keenspot.com/ Dreamless]]'', the story of an American girl and a Japanese boy in the 1940s who are in telepathic contact with each other in their sleep, and eventually fall in love.
* Yuffie and Riku is a subversion of this trope in ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'': Yuffie has a thing for weak emo boys that don't have the balls to defend themselves, and Riku's starved enough for attention that ''isn't'' abusive beatings that he jumps at the chance with Yuffie. However, the trope name itself is invoked by Red XIII:
-->My water bowl is missing, and I know Little Miss Me-Love-You-Long-Time took it.
* ''{{Tune}}'' lampshades the trope in [[http://www.tunecomic.com/2010/12/28/tune-part01-pg017/ this strip]].
%% * ''OdoriPark'' is about a Japanese woman married to a white American man. It is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial definately not autobiographical]], even though the author is married to a Japanese woman, taught English in Japan and has a multi-racial child.
%% * David and Ye Thuza Williams (White and Burmese) in ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo''. By extension, [[ToyShip inverted with their son Cloud and Sandra]].
%% * In [[Website/KiwisByBeat Ryan Armand's]] webcomic ''Great'', the WhiteMaleLead Lyle marries Yukiko, the daughter of the owner of a Japanese ramen restaurant.
* Mentioned frequently in the (now defunct) webcomic ''Single Asian Female.'' The titular protagonist often has to block white men from trying to date her. Asian characters who date white men are portrayed as naive and shallow, while white men who date Asian women are portrayed as creepy, racist fetishists. Given the author's strong belief that Asian women should date Asian men, it all comes across with a serious dose of WriterOnBoard.
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' occasionally has Aubrey and PeeJee (both Asian women) comment on white men who expect a perfect, submissive Asian girlfriend:
-->'''Peejee''': I like to burst their dreams. And their kidneys.
** Aubrey herself has an Asian mother and a white father, and went on to marry Jason, who is white.
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Rocko, a rich white guy, is now dating [[{{Moe}} Moé,]] a [[FishOutOfTemporalWater time displaced]] Japanese ninja girl, and even providing jobs for two of her three ninja brothers. [[MeaningfulName Moé]]'s character is meant more as a joke about ''[[{{Anime}} anime]]'' tropes than about Asia per se (she and her brothers are drawn in big-eyed anime style, when no one else in the comic is). Subverted in that [[spoiler: properly speaking, Rocko's not a white guy or even ''human.'' He's a bald [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti bigfoot.]] But [[TheMasquerade only a handful of people know that.]]]]
* Played with in ''Webcomic/HowToBeAWerewolf''. Malaya's parents are an American man and a Filipina woman, but the father is a small coffee shop owner, while the mother is a scientist with a strong degree. Both seem on roughly equal footing in household matters.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' inverts this. While Ron is in Asia for plot reasons, his replacement in Middleton is Hirotaka, a male student from the same school, who is athletic, rides a cool motorcycle, and all the girls in Middleton fight over him. Including Kim and Monique.
* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'' where Randal tried to get a mail order bride but ended up with a mail order husband and had to deal with said husband's rather old fashioned (read: sexist) demands. He seems to have enjoyed it, though, and expresses that he misses "Toshiro-san" after the husband transferred back to Japan without him.
* {{Lampshaded}} on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''; when "Asian reporter Trisha Takanawa" meets Music/DavidBowie, she starts dry humping his leg and offers to make him fishball soup, and even says "me love you long time!". Tom Tucker gets a rare moment of noticing the issue: "And thank you, Trisha, for setting your people back a thousand years." This is less UnfortunateImplications and more a StealthPun -- one of Bowie's bigger hits was his 1983 cover of Iggy Pop's "China Girl" (which doesn't fall under the specifics of this trope).
* The animated series ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'' features a Korean girl named Kitty Ko with an almost psychotic crush on geeky protagonist Eric Needles.
%% * On ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'', Andy and Kevin both fall for Tina, George's older sister - Kevin because she's a fellow sci-fi geek, and Andy because, well, she's hot.
%% * ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': Terry [=McGinnis=]'s steady girlfriend [[spoiler:and eventual fiancee]] Dana Tan is Asian American. He may have a thing for Asian girls; in one episode he flirts with [[GirlOfTheWeek Irene]], an an Asian [[BubbleBoy Bubble Girl]]. Dana is not amused.
%% * Sometimes Trixie Tang and Timmy Turner from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''.
%% * Flip-flopped in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' with Phoebe's parents: An Asian father and a white mother. (Though, due to his surname, her father could only be half-Asian.)
%% * Jake and Lady Rainicorn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''; he's an anthropomorphic [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]] dog whose first language is English, she's a flying unicorn/rainbow thing who speaks only Korean.