Yellow-peril meaning

The supposed danger posed to Western interests by the increasing population of Asian peoples, especially as depicted in print media in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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The threat to Western civilization presented by Asian peoples, esp. those of China or Japan: concept widely believed during the late 19th and early 20th cent. in North America, Europe, and Australia.
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(derogatory, racially offensive, sometimes capitalized) 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.
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(derogatory, racially offensive, sometimes capitalized) East Asian nations or peoples, conceived as threatening.
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