Yes, we all implicitly know what's going on here -- why else did America go to war in two Asian countries last century? Us girls all like to pretend that we're your first Far East foray.
Asian fetishes have been criticised for treating the fetishized person as an object rather than an equal partner. You probably know by now that having an Asian girlfriend is a rite of passage for all white men."Date an Asian chick" has become akin to "Go skydiving" or "Live in New York" in the veritable white guy bucket list.In movies, television and media, we see this stereotypical representation of Asian women as an objects rather than humans.Continuously seeing this image in mainstream media has led to the idea of the "Asian fetish". Butterfly, the writer David Henry Hwang, using the term "yellow fever", a pun on the disease of the same name, discusses white men with a "fetish" for (east) Asian women.