Can we really handle an Asian alpha male who gets the girl at the end? The shift in perception of the Asian-American male coincides with a shift in self-perception.
I have been in America for many years and have seen and heard many stories which underline the conflicting views and other unavoidable problems evident in relationships between Chinese women and American men.I know today’s market is less likely to pave new ground, with its risk-averse eye on sequels and reboots and recycling the same tale, but I wonder how we can tell new tales without resorting to the cheapest, easiest cliches, without exploiting Asian culture for “mystical credibility” but celebrating its uniqueness with a thoughtful exploration of both its treasures and its trials.I’ll leave you with a quote from Lewis Tan, the half-Asian-American actor who was rejected for the role of Iron Fist.Who you date - as well as who you marry - is one of the most intensely personal decisions someone makes. As one of the smallest racial minorities here, it’s not that surprising Asians have some of the highest rates of interracial marriage. He said that if you look at marriage from a traditional standpoint, many people have viewed it as a way to become more economically successful – or at least, stable.“So you would think based on that sort of traditional motivation women would marry the most socioeconomically successful men.So it’s easy to overlook the broader role society, culture and yes, even race plays in that decision. He grew up in Gross Pointe, Michigan, and now lives in Oak Park. But Asian-American women are twice as likely as their male counterparts to marry outside their race. If that were the sole criteria, then Asian-American men would be near the top of the list,” he said. Asian-American men are second only to black women for having the lowest rates of interracial marriage.Or how this is going to affect the growth and strength of our community?