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Referring to the peoples, cultures, nations, languages, and histories of the eastern portion of the continent Asia
Some East Asian languages include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Tibetan, and Uyghur.

East Asian countries, as with many from the continent, are currently known for experiencing rapid economic development.

East Asian peoples have made significant contributions to the international community. East Asian peoples, such as Chinese people, have settled in and contributed to areas such as the United States since at least the 18th century.
by lichno April 30, 2015
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A common last name found in China and in people around the world. In Chinese, the name Huang is written as 黄. The literal meaning of the word is yellow. It's the Huang found in Huang He, a river in China.
I live next door to the Huangs. They're such beautiful and kind people.
by lichno April 24, 2015
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Literally, men from Asia. The term informally refers also to men of Asian ancestry regardless of nationality, in the manner of "White," "Black," and "Hispanic." Discussing "Asian men" per se can be a tangly endeavor because various issues relating to Asian peoples are slowly gaining awareness and inevitably will have some broad-range effect within society.

One issue is sex: there is an unmistakable discrepancy between customary perceptions of Asian women and men. Urban Dictionary exemplifies this. While its multiple definitions of "Asian women" praise Asian women's attractiveness in absolute terms, and even "Asian" itself has long meant "the race with the hottest girls," analogous descriptions of Asian men are conspicuously absent.

This discrepancy, alongside the glut of derogatory entries for "Asian penis" and its synonyms (q.v.), simply evinces society's pervasive distortion of Asian manhood (rank emasculation) and even of Asian womanhood (rank sexualization, an arguable but limited advantage). To add a definition of "Asian men" at all, then, is to begin lifting a veil of ignorance that more comfortably has hung over the face.

The truth is simple. If Asian women are beautiful and vital, then so are Asian men, simply because every group runs its full gamut. Thus, to dispense with clichéd misconceptions of Asian men (among others) is to benefit the self immeasurably, for only with eyes cleared of dust and gunk can one access all there is to be seen.
Without Asian men and Asian women, there'd be no Asian men and Asian women.
by lichno April 01, 2018
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China. Literally translates as "Middle Kingdom."
Although 中国 refers to the Middle Kingdom, the more modern understanding would be Nation/Country instead of "Kingdom."
by lichno May 04, 2015
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Chinese word for apple. Pronounced "píng guŏ". Is also the Chinese name for Apple Inc.
In China, you'd buy an iPhone or a MacBook from a 苹果 store.
by lichno May 01, 2015
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