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Meaning of "yellow peril" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF YELLOW PERIL

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF YELLOW PERIL

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Yellow peril is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES YELLOW PERIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

yellow peril

Yellow Peril

Yellow Peril was a color metaphor for race that originated in the late nineteenth century with Chinese immigrants as coolie slaves or laborers to various Western countries, notably the United States. It was later associated with the Japanese during the mid-20th century, due to Japanese military expansion, and eventually extended to all Asians of East and Southeast Asian descent. The term refers to perceptions regarding the skin color of East Asians, the fear that the mass immigration of Asians threatened white wages and standards of living, and the fear that they would eventually take over and destroy western civilization, replacing it with their ways of life and values. The term also refers to the irrational fear and or belief that East Asian societies would attack and wage wars with western societies and eventually wipe them out and lead to their total annihilation whether it be their societies, people, ways of life, history, and or cultural values.

Definition of yellow peril in the English dictionary

The definition of yellow peril in the dictionary is the power or alleged power of Asiatic peoples, esp the Chinese, to threaten or destroy the supremacy of White or Western civilization.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE YELLOW PERIL

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Yellow Pages
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yellow rain
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Yellow River
yellow rocket
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WORDS THAT END LIKE YELLOW PERIL

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Synonyms and antonyms of yellow peril in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «yellow peril» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF YELLOW PERIL

Find out the translation of yellow peril to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of yellow peril from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «yellow peril» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

黄祸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

peligro amarillo
570 millions of speakers

English

yellow peril
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पीले संकट
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الخطر الأصفر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

желтой опасности
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perigo amarelo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হলুদ বিপত্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

péril jaune
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bahaya kuning
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gelbe Gefahr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

黄禍
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

황화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Peril kuning
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

nguy hiểm vàng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மஞ்சள் ஆபத்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पिवळा संकट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sarılık tehlikesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pericolo giallo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żółte niebezpieczeństwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жовтої небезпеки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pericol galben
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

κίτρινο κίνδυνο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geel Gevaar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gul fara
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gul fare
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about yellow peril

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «YELLOW PERIL»

Discover the use of yellow peril in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to yellow peril and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Australia's Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century
This book assembles an impressive group of scholars across a range of disciplines to present a broadly conceived cultural history that places Asia at or near the center of Australia's national story.
David Walker, Agnieszka Sobocinska, 2012
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“His Dominion” and the “Yellow Peril”: Protestant Missions ...
Jiwu Wang argues that, by working toward a vision of Canada that espoused Anglo-Saxon Protestant values, missionaries inevitably reinforced popular cultural stereotypes about the Chinese and widened the gap between Chinese and Canadian ...
Jiwu Wang, 2010
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Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril: The Making of a Racist Myth
This book confounds these stereotypes and exposes the systematic nature of racist ideology through a critical analysis of the myth of the "Yellow Peril", epitomized by the character of Fu Manchu, the stereotypical Oriental master-villain ...
Jenny Clegg, 1994
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Romance and the "yellow Peril": Race, Sex, and Discursive ...
As Gary Hoppenstand points out in his essay, "Yellow Devil Doctors and Opium Dens: A Survey of the Yellow Peril Stereotypes in Mass Media Entertainment," these fantasies tend to link together national-cultural and personal fears, so that the ...
Gina Marchetti, 1993
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The Yellow Peril in Action: A Possible Chapter in History; ...
A Possible Chapter in History; Dedicated to the Men who Train and Direct the Men Behind the Guns Marsden Manson. ment was on its regular tour of assignment of duties at different posts, and was the most available body of reliable troops ...
Marsden Manson, 1907
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Japanese American History: An A-to-Z Reference from 1868 to ...
Among the many groups and individuals who propagated the "yellow peril" myth were William Randolph Hearst's newspapers, which concocted "war scares" in 1907 and 1912-13 that had many Californians believing that war with Japan was  ...
Brian Niiya, Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1993
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Ways of Seeing China: From Yellow Peril to Shangrila
As the People's Republic of China continues to become the subject of intense political, cultural and economic interest, Ways of Seeing China offers a timely critique of the ways that Australians have seen China.The book offers the ...
Timothy David Kendall, 2005
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Asian Americans and the Media
For Asian Americans, perhaps the longest-standing stereotypical representation is that of “yellow peril.” By yellow peril, we mean representations of Asians and Asian Americans as threatening to take over, invade, or otherwise negatively ...
Kent A. Ono, Vincent Pham, 2009
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Asian America Through the Lens: History, Representations, ...
In this section, instead of summarizing film character types or repeating the historical timelines, I will organize my survey of Asian images, based loosely on three formulaic traditions: the "yellow peril" formula, the "Madame Butterfly" narratives, ...
Jun Xing, 1998
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All Deliberate Speed: Segregation and Exclusion in ...
"Guard well the doors of our public schools that they do not enter. For however stern it might sound, it is but the enforcement of the law of self-preservation, the inculcation of the doctrine of true humanity 28 "YELLOW PERIL" IN THE SCHOOLS ...
Charles Wollenberg, 1978

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «YELLOW PERIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term yellow peril is used in the context of the following news items.
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Art from Yellow Peril Gallery to chase away summer blahs
The dog days of late July and August are usually chill-out time in the art world. But apparently no one bothered to tell Providence's Yellow Peril Gallery. «The Providence Journal, Jul 15»
2
Yellow Peril Supports Black Power
There's this photo that's been circulating online which shows Asian men holding up a sign that reads, "YELLOW PERIL SUPPORTS BLACK POWER." The photo ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
3
British cyclist Froome positive despite yellow peril
Le Havre (France) (AFP) - Chris Froome was remaining positive despite the curse affecting Tour de France yellow jersey wearers. The 30-year-old Briton was ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
4
Yellow peril for couple after gaffe by highways
To make matters worse, because the new yellow lines prevented the couple from parking outside their house, they knocked a gatepost down so they could get a ... «Chorley Guardian, May 15»
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Return of the Yellow Peril
Congressional Democrats have been working overtime to find a reason to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and, having failed to do so, are scheduling ... «National Review Online, Apr 15»
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NSW election 2015: minister attacks ALP 'yellow peril' campaign …
NSW Premier Mike Baird and Leader of the Opposition Luke Foley enter the final days of the NSW election campaign. Photograph: Nikki Short/AAPIMAGE. «The Guardian, Mar 15»
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French comic's 'Yellow Peril' cover upsets Chinese paper
Coined in the late 19th century, the racist term “Yellow Peril” refers to the theory that Asian peoples represent a threat to the West. It was first associated with ... «FRANCE 24, Jan 15»
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Murder aimed to spread 'yellow peril' message
Arriving in Wellington in September 1905, the Englishman tried to alert MPs to the "yellow peril" but his pleas had been brushed off. He decided to kill a ... «Stuff.co.nz, Dec 14»
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E-cigs and malware: real threat or Yellow Peril 2.0?
After a redditor claimed to have gotten a computer virus from factory-installed malware on an e-cig charger, the Guardian reported out the story and concluded ... «Boing Boing, Nov 14»
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Writing China: Anne Witchard on 'England's Yellow Peril'
A new book on the “yellow peril” reminds us that scaremongering about China has a long past. Anne Witchard, a senior lecturer in English literature at the ... «Wall Street Journal, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Yellow peril [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/yellow-peril>. Jan 2021 ».
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