Definitions for yellow peril
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(sometimes caps.) the alleged threat posed to Western societies by the expansion of the numerically superior Asian peoples.
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of yellow peril:
the threat to Western civilization said to arise from the power of Asiatic peoples
The alleged threat to Western nations by East Asians, especially Chinese or Japanese people, due to their vast population, non-Western cultures, or supposed antagonism to the West.
East Asian nations or peoples, conceived as threatening.
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