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yellow peril

or Yellow Peril
n. Offensive
The supposed danger posed to Western interests by the increasing population of Asian peoples, especially as depicted in print media in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

yellow peril

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the power or alleged power of Asiatic peoples, esp the Chinese, to threaten or destroy the supremacy of White or Western civilization

yel′low per′il


n.
(sometimes caps.) the alleged threat posed to Western societies by the expansion of the numerically superior Asian peoples.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.yellow peril - the threat to Western civilization said to arise from the power of Asiatic peoples
menace, threat - something that is a source of danger; "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"
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They appreciated or sneered at the morning editorials, jumped from labor conditions in New Zealand to Henry James and Brander Matthews, passed on to the German designs in the Far East and the economic aspect of the Yellow Peril, wrangled over the German elections and Bebel's last speech, and settled down to local politics, the latest plans and scandals in the union labor party administration, and the wires that were pulled to bring about the Coast Seamen's strike.
Yellow peril A sunflower with a massive bee digging around inside
YELLOW PERIL Sulphur miners haul materials from Indonesian volcano.
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This book is not really about anything specifically Chinese, however, nor does it systematically explicate Yellow Peril fears.
He was one of four Ireland players - Seamus Coleman (right), Jon Walters and Glenn Whelan being the others - walking a yellow peril tightrope against Austria on Saturday night.
Americans not only inherited the China mystique from Europe but also "Yellow Peril," a racist and alarmist sentiment that perceived Chinese people as an inferior and debased race whose tenacity and migration to the US would doom the future of the nation.
The author points out that while some has been flattering to China (Orientalist crazes for tea and porcelain), and some has not (Yellow Peril propaganda), the American process of imagining China as a special and important other land in relation to their own has been consistent, even as the reversals of moral tales between a good and evil China have often been sudden and radical.
Double yellow peril I WOULD like to take your comments on Peter Budd's parking fine to task.
Doran then describes the concepts of the "yellow peril" from Asia, "yellow journalism" in the media, and Van Gogh's use of the color yellow, then moves from the "yellow nineties" to modernism, "yellow passions" and the yellow of contempt, Proust's "little patch of yellow wall," expounds further on the visual politics of race, and then focuses on the yellow stars the Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis.
The findings reveal that more than a fifth of motorists (22 per cent) loved their first car so much they even went so far as to give it a name, with monikers including Betty, Herby, Ketchup and, more unusually, the Yellow Peril. In fact, over a quarter of motorists (28 per cent) were so attached to their first car that they can still recall its number plate in full.
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