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Old 08-12-2015, 09:28 AM
 
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In China at least, I've never heard of negative stereotypes about Japanese guys being nerdy, short, sex-crazed, etc etc etc... I just hear about them being "Japanese" which is a big negative because of WW2. The stereotypes seem to err more on the side of being bloodthirsty than anything else.

Porn may be illegal in some SEA countries, but it's sure not hard to get ahold of it thanks to the internet. Because of this, most Chinese guys I know think that Japanese girls are "very cute" and "very sexy," history be damned. Maybe their grandma would disapprove but they'd be A-OK with it.

Ironically, Japanese girls would probably lob a lot of the stereotypes you listed about Japanese guys right back at them
Japanese do have a stereotype of being short. They were called 倭 in history, which implies short.

However their young generation is not really shorter than Chinese on average (though urban northern Chinese are taller than Japanese).
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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If you look at the women, its hard to chose!!

From India on wards to the east, just wow!
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:42 PM
 
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Do most non-Chinese/Korean Asians think of Japan as the protecters of the Far East against Western imperialism?
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:41 PM
 
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Japanese do have a stereotype of being short. They were called 倭 in history, which implies short.

However their young generation is not really shorter than Chinese on average (though urban northern Chinese are taller than Japanese).
I think I've read a news which says the average height of Japanese surpasses it of Chinese.

As for the implication of 倭, there are explanations other than short. Say,

The Chinese character 倭 combines the 人 or 亻 "human, person" radical and a wěi 委 "bend" phonetic. This wěi phonetic element depicts hé 禾 "grain" over nǚ 女 "woman", which Bernhard Karlgren (1923:368) semantically analyzes as: "bend down, bent, tortuous, crooked; fall down, throw down, throw away, send away, reject; send out, delegate – to bend like a 女 woman working with the 禾 grain.
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Old 08-13-2015, 02:27 AM
 
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Do most non-Chinese/Korean Asians think of Japan as the protecters of the Far East against Western imperialism?
Lol no.
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Old 08-13-2015, 09:43 AM
 
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China is diverse. Rural southern Chinese are probably shorter than Japanese, but urban northern Chinese are definitely taller than Japanese.

倭 has a few meanings. It is a matter of controversy why it was used to refer to Japan originally, but later in history it does imply short.
In modern Chinese, it also means short. For example 倭狐猴 means "dwarf lemur", 倭黑猩猩 means "pygmy chimpanzee".
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Old 08-13-2015, 11:20 PM
 
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China is diverse. Rural southern Chinese are probably shorter than Japanese, but urban northern Chinese are definitely taller than Japanese.
They are all Chinese, aren't they?

BTW, how about the average height in Guangzhou? Guangzhou is not a rural southern city.

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倭 has a few meanings. It is a matter of controversy why it was used to refer to Japan originally, but later in history it does imply short.
Weird logic.

說文解字's explanation makes sense to me: 倭與委義略同。委,隨也。隨,從也。According to this, it means to follow.

Check how Japanese tourists behave; they follow their guide.

Check how Chinese tourists behave; they walk as they want to. Have you seen a TV program called 花儿与少年? That's a good example. I would kill myself if I was the guide
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Old 08-14-2015, 09:45 AM
 
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They are all Chinese, aren't they?

BTW, how about the average height in Guangzhou? Guangzhou is not a rural southern city.
Statistically yes, an average Chinese is shorter than a Japanese (for a long time).

It is really not about city vs rural. China is incredible diverse while Japan is less so. Here is some stats

Infographic: Average heights of Chinese men and women by province: Shanghaiist

China's average height is lowered by a few southern provinces such as Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangxi etc, many of whom are of a different ethnicity.

An average Japanese male is 171.4cm, as you can see, which falls in the middle of the Chinese provinces, shorter than the northern provinces and taller than the southern ones. Guangdong (mistaken as Guangzhou in the chart, which is a city) is almost 170cm, only slightly shorter.
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:37 AM
 
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They are all Chinese, aren't they?

BTW, how about the average height in Guangzhou? Guangzhou is not a rural southern city.



Weird logic.

說文解字's explanation makes sense to me: 倭與委義略同。委,隨也。隨,從也。According to this, it means to follow.

Check how Japanese tourists behave; they follow their guide.

Check how Chinese tourists behave; they walk as they want to. Have you seen a TV program called 花儿与少年? That's a good example. I would kill myself if I was the guide
說文解字 does not tell you why 倭 was used to refer to Japan, originally. That book only explains how Chinese characters were created. At that time 倭 has already developed different meanings. All I said is, it implies short later in history, and officially it is not used to refer to Japan because of its negative connotations. In modern Chinese, it does mean short too.

I don't see how tourists' behavior is relevant to this topic.
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