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China: A Portrayal of Portrayals of Cultural And Ethnic Stereotypes

Categories: East Asia, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Korea, U.S.A., United Kingdom, Arts & Culture, Ethnicity & Race, Humor, Language

Zhang Xu (“Nick in the House”), a comedic vlogger from northeast China, recently put together a video [1] to showcase different cultural and ethnic stereotypes from a distinctly Chinese perspective.

Mostly in English with Chinese subtitles, Zhang's video blends different accents, pop culture references, and dramatic background music as he portrays a caricature, respectively, of a person from Japan, Korea, India, Britain, France, Italy, America, Russia and China, each trying to introduce their own culture or country to a foreigner.

Offended yet? In just four days, Nick's video has received more than 17,000 comments and 500,000 views.