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* BannedInChina: (Trivia) A work is barred from being aired or sold in a certain country.

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* {{Japandering}}: Western celebrities star in Japan-only commercials which would otherwise be a source of embarrassment back home.


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* AsianCleaverFever: Characters cooking Asian food will wield knives as though they're engaged in battle.


* IdenticalLookingAsians: Non-Asian character is incapable of telling people of different Asian ethnicities apart.

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+ AsianAmericanCreators


* HolidayInCambodia: South-East Asian countries and cities are portrayed as violent, run-down, and possibly primitive.

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* HolidayInCambodia: South-East Southeast Asian countries and cities are portrayed as violent, run-down, and possibly primitive.

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+ AsianAmericanMedia


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* StereotypesOfChinesePeople

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* UsefulNotes/{{Kawaisa}}: The popularity of cute stuff in Asian countries, especially Japan.


* {{Yakuza}}: Japanese organizaed crime.

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* {{Yakuza}}: Japanese organizaed organized crime.

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* {{Yakuza}}: Japanese organizaed crime.


* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts
* AllAsiansWearConicalStrawHats
* AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu
* AnimeChineseGirl
* AsianAirhead
* AsianAndNerdy
* AsianBabymama
* AsianBuckTeeth
* AsianDrivers
* AsianHookerStereotype
* AsianRudeness
* AsianRuneChant
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish
* AsianStoreOwner
* BannedInChina
* ChinaTakesOverTheWorld
* ChineseLaborer
* ChineseLaunderer

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* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts
AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: Asian characters in a work have some skill in martial arts, even if it's never been implied before and they don't seem the type.
* AllAsiansWearConicalStrawHats
AllAsiansWearConicalStrawHats: An Asian character wears a conical straw hat, if only for pure aesthetic.
* AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu
AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu: ''Every'' Chinese character in a work knows Kung Fu.
* AnimeChineseGirl
AnimeChineseGirl: A Chinese girl in a Japanese anime, with OdangoHair, traditional clothes, and/or a very stock Chinese name.
* AsianAirhead
AsianAirhead: An Asian girl who is beautiful, but dumb as a brick.
* AsianAndNerdy
AsianAndNerdy: TheSmartGuy of the group is Asian.
* AsianBabymama
AsianBabymama: Once upon a time, a white character had a romantic tryst with an "exotic" Asian lover. This led to a child, but she kept it a secret from him.
* AsianBuckTeeth
AsianBuckTeeth: A stereotypical depiction of an Asian person, with prominent buck teeth.
* AsianDrivers
AsianDrivers: The stereotype that Asians can't drive.
* AsianHookerStereotype
AsianHookerStereotype: When an Asian woman appears with the sole purpose of being a prostitute.
* AsianRudeness
AsianRudeness: Asian characters are depicted as snappy and rude.
* AsianRuneChant
AsianRuneChant: Kuji-in ("Nine Syllable Seals") are used in a work with mystical purposes.
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish
AsianSpeekeeEngrish: The stereotypical, mangled version of English Asian characters speak.
* AsianStoreOwner
AsianStoreOwner: An Asian (usually from the Southeast) owns a store in a predominantly English-speaking country. They usually have a humorous accent and are very violent underneath their welcoming smile.
* BannedInChina
BannedInChina: (Trivia) A work is barred from being aired or sold in a certain country.
* ChinaTakesOverTheWorld
ChinaTakesOverTheWorld: A future or alternate version of China manages world domination.
* ChineseLaborer
ChineseLaborer: In a work taking place in the 19th/20th century, a Chinese character appears in America doing hard labor for pay.
* ChineseLaundererChineseLaunderer: Laundry operations are run by Chinese characters, usually those of the FunnyForeigner variety.



* ChingChong
* DragonLady
* DragonsUpTheYinYang

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* ChingChong
ChingChong: A non-Chinese (or non-East Asian) character speaks a gibberish version of the language to mock Chinese people.
* DragonLady
DragonLady: An Asian villainess, sexy, decked out in traditional clothing, and probably skilled with a slashing weapon.
* DragonsUpTheYinYangDragonsUpTheYinYang: Asian stuff that is supposed to be "awesome" is represented by dragons and/or the yin-yang symbol.



* EasternZodiac

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* EasternZodiacEasternZodiac: In a "cycle" of 12 years, each year is represented by its own animal, and your personality is defined by when you were born.



* TheFourGods
* FriendlyLocalChinatown
* HolidayInCambodia

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* TheFourGods
TheFourGods: In an ancient Chinese system of astrology, the central figures were four gods--the Azure Dragon (God to the East), the Vermillion Sparrow (God to the South), the White Tiger (God to the West), and the Black Tortoise (God to the North).
* FriendlyLocalChinatown
FriendlyLocalChinatown: The setting of the work features a "Chinatown", a part of a city wherein Chinese shops, restaurants, services, and people in general are all together in a defined area.
* HolidayInCambodiaHolidayInCambodia: South-East Asian countries and cities are portrayed as violent, run-down, and possibly primitive.



* IdenticalLookingAsians
* TheIdiotFromOsaka

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* IdenticalLookingAsians
IdenticalLookingAsians: Non-Asian character is incapable of telling people of different Asian ethnicities apart.
* TheIdiotFromOsakaTheIdiotFromOsaka: A character in an anime/manga hails from the Kansai region, and is shown as being idiotic, loud, probably alcoholic, and comedic.



* InscrutableOriental
* InterchangeableAsianCultures

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* InscrutableOriental
InscrutableOriental: Asian character who is also TheStoic.
* InterchangeableAsianCulturesInterchangeableAsianCultures: The different cultures of Asia are all lumped together into one.



* JapanesePoliteness
* JapaneseRanguage
* JapanTakesOverTheWorld

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* JapanesePoliteness
JapanesePoliteness: Japanese character(s) depicted as being overly polite.
* JapaneseRanguage
JapaneseRanguage: Japanese character(s) specifically can't get their "R" sounds and "L" sounds straight.
* JapanTakesOverTheWorldJapanTakesOverTheWorld: A future or alternate version of Japan manages world domination.



* MagicalAsian
* McNinja
* MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow

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* MagicalAsian
MagicalAsian: A wise and (maybe) magical mentor to another, (usually white) character.
* McNinja
McNinja: A ninja who isn't Japanese.
* MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellowMightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow: The heroic white male hero has an Asian, female, submissive love interest.



* RedChina

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* RedChinaRedChina: The depiction of Communist China in a work.



* TheTriadsAndTheTongs
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse

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* TheTriadsAndTheTongs
TheTriadsAndTheTongs: Chinese organized crime.
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverseTokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: If anything happens, it's going to happen in Tokyo.



* YamatoNadeshiko
* YellowPeril
* {{Yellowface}}
* WesternSamurai

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* YamatoNadeshiko
YamatoNadeshiko: The traditional depiction of an Asian woman, elegant and docile without being a pushover.
* YellowPeril
YellowPeril: An Asian villain originating from 19th century bigotry.
* {{Yellowface}}
{{Yellowface}}: White people pretending to be Asian via bad make up and poor accents.
* WesternSamuraiWesternSamurai: A samurai with at least some Western/non-Japanese heritage.

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* UsefulNotes/KoreanWave



Note "people" following Asian. Most of these tropes are racist, and it is no less racist to be racist to Asians than any other non-white/non-Wasp (the sole group that meets entirely benefit from and is the creator of racism for the express purpose of benefitting by subjugating others) group. The 21st century is hardly kinder to Asians than the 19th, when a lot of these tropes originated as justification for the Exclusion Acts--legislation forbidding further immigration to America for Japanese and Chinese people as well as laws denying birthright citizenship to Japanese or Chinese American babies. These dehumanising/fearmongering tropes continue to stick around in a country that only repealed the Acts in 1965 and refuses to admit that barring civil rights to someone if they're Asian is or was wrong.

Doubtless, these caricatures also added locking up people based on their ethnicity if Japanese that people today continue to defend, to say the least. If not wanting to repeat it with people from Arab Nations.

A few are not, such as TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse . While frustrating to those in or from less famous Japanese locales, it is a function of the most populous city having the most studios and the like. The same thing happens with London for England, and at one point could be said of New York or Los Angeles for America.

The majority, though, are racist, and this should not be ignored.

Please try not to include, say, all characters with unusual teeth in a Japanese cartoon as AsianBuckTeeth, for example, in an attempt to justify racism you likely embrace. Something else would be going on there.

The stereotyped coding in which the AnimeChineseGirl is expressed, however, IS a function of anti-Chinese xenophobia in Japan.

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