Asian sexual fetishism is a variety of sexual fetishism whereby the primary objects of one's sexual fetishism are persons of Asian descent, and especially East or Southeast Asian descent. The related derogatory term yellow fever describes an exclusive sexual preference for East Asian people i. East Asian sexual fetishism , usually expressed by those of non-East Asian descent. 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 that contributed into Orientalism , and after the First Opium War in the s and the opening of the Chinese treaty ports to foreign merchants, East Asia became the focus of Western commercial and imperial interest.
All images by Calvin Sang. Western culture has forever stereotyped Asian men as somehow not masculine. As VICELAND host Eddie Huang put it : "We count good, we bow well, we are technologically proficient, we're naturally subordinate, our male anatomy is the size of a thumb drive, and we could never in a thousand millenniums be a threat to steal your girl. The short film, which is part of this year's Loading Docs initiative, shows that there's another side to Asian men, says director Chye-Ling Huang. They're sexy, but they've always been sidelined; in reality, Asian men deserve the spotlight just like anyone else. The documentary is Huang's first foray into filmmaking—until now, she's been known for her writing and acting work in the local theatre scene—and the new direction came about after feeling dissatisfied with the status quo for such a long time. We sat down with her to find out more.
A Conversation With the Director of 'Asian Men Talk About Sex'
There are many myths and stereotypes when it comes to dating asian guys. Some are completely outlandish and some are, well, a little more spot on. Multiple articles and studies discuss how cultural stereotypes of Asian men may make them less attractive to women of all races, including Asians. According to the U.
Wanting to know what the mostly Asian American class considered desirable, professor Darrell Hamamoto asked: What posters are on your bedroom walls? After an uncomfortable silence, Hamamoto got the names he expected -- celebrities such as Brad Pitt. You have to take it into your own hands.