Origins[ edit ] A Western fetish for Asian things developed out of a European tradition of fascination with the East, and a history of othering the inhabitants of those regions. Middle Eastern women were fetishized in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries,  and after the First Opium War in the s and the opening of the Chinese treaty ports to foreign merchants, East Asia became the focus of Western commercial and imperial interest. Western powers, including the United States, established a presence in the port cities of China , Japan and Korea and made substantial profits from the lucrative trade routes. One result of this was a developing appetite amongst the Western middle class for Asian goods and art; for example, Chinese export porcelain. Some of this art, such as postcards and fans, featured sexualized depictions of geishas , portrayed as petite, heavily made-up and richly dressed women.
Trump won't be running in any viable sense in 2020. He will be fighting multiple felony charges from multiple jurisdictions. The good news is Putin might let him build a Trump hotel in Moscow, and Tiny may live there full time to avoid prison with his buddies Manafort, Stone, and his boy Don jr. the intent to collude guy.