Dating an asian woman
A 1998 Washington Post article states 36% of young Asian Pacific American men born in the United States married White women, and 45% of U.
In interviews done by Bitna Kim, white men explain their fetish for Asian women.
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. American men who may not have had preconceived notions about Asian women were drafted and sent to fight in Asia where they saw Asian women working in the sex industry. Butterfly, the writer David Henry Hwang, using the term "yellow fever", a pun on the disease of the same name, discusses white men with a "fetish" for (east) Asian women.
Interracial relationships may occur for reasons distinct from race.
Asian fetishes have been criticized for treating the fetishized person as an object rather than an equal partner.Furthermore, the study found that there is a significantly higher pairing of white men with East Asian women because East Asian women are less likely to prefer African-American or Latino men.