Foreign Wife, Japanese Husband More than anything, it is a collection of stories from eight foreign women who are married or were married to Japanese men. My husband was born and raised in Japan. By my fifteenth birthday, I had traveled to fifteen countries; before he studied abroad in America, Ryosuke had never left Japan. My dad was a pastor; his dad was a cop. My first language was English; his first language was Japanese.
'Yellow fever' fetish: Why do so many white men want to date a Chinese woman? - Telegraph
Origins[ edit ] A Western fetish for Asian things developed out of a European tradition of fascination with the East, and a history of othering the inhabitants of those regions. Middle Eastern women were fetishized in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries,  [ unreliable source? Western powers, including the United States, established a presence in the port cities of China , Japan and Korea and made substantial profits from the lucrative trade routes. One result of this was a developing appetite amongst the Western middle class for Asian goods and art; for example, Chinese export porcelain. Some of this art, such as postcards and fans, featured sexualized depictions of geishas , portrayed as petite, heavily made-up and richly dressed women. The prominence of this provocative geisha image on trade goods fostered, in the eyes of Western men, the idea of the geisha and East Asian women as decorative, sexual objects.
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In Britain, while significant rates of intermarriage between the Chinese and white Caucasian population have demonstrated social integration, the trend is nevertheless heavily skewed towards Chinese women and white men, rather than the other way around. Part of the bias is down to aesthetics, it would appear, as a study by Cardiff University in 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.