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His work has also appeared in "Talebones" magazine and the "Strange Pleasures" anthology. No, not the disease you can pick up when travelling to certain countries.
It’s as if the Chinese are so foreign it doesn't count.Similarly, a girl who goes out for dinner with a Chinese boy and offers to pay for his meal or "go Dutch" could be viewed unfavorably.Public displays of affection are much less common in Chinese culture, and the Chinese regard these as much more serious expressions of emotion.Because dating is a precursor to marriage in traditional Chinese culture, the concept of casual sex is foreign, except among Westernized young people in the largest cities.A Chinese girl with traditional attitudes would not necessarily choose to wait until marriage to have sex with her boyfriend, but she would consider sex to be virtually the same as a promise to get married.Part of the bias is down to aesthetics, it would appear, as a study by Cardiff University in 2012 on facial attractiveness showed that East Asian women scored highest, while East Asian men came bottom of the pile (interestingly, results for black and white individuals did not show discernible differences based on gender).
But while some gendered biases exist in all interracial dating, few have gained as much notoriety as so-called yellow fever.
The stereotyping plays itself out in the roles you see Chinese women playing in theatre, on TV or in films.
Take the 25th anniversary revival of Miss Saigon in the West End.
Having said that, I'm surprised at what British men, both young and old, generally get away with when talking about East Asian women (Chinese, Japanese, Korean etc.) as well as South East Asian women (Vietnam, Thailand etc.) I've heard my Caucasian friends recommend to their male, single mates that they should date “nice Chinese girls”, with the added bonus that Chinese women are far more sexually open-minded than Caucasian girls.
One acquaintance told me in wonderment that Chinese women are great in the bedroom – as if I wasn't one – to being casually asked if I’d be interested in a guy “who has been with Chinese girls and likes it”.
As a Chinese, single woman in the UK - where I have rarely come across racism – my East Asian friends and I have encountered a fair share of men with telltale signs of yellow fever.