noun Disparaging and Offensive.
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Brzezinski is by no means an alarmist of the “yellow-peril” strain in American history.Does America Still Matter? Zbigniew Brzezinski’s ‘Strategic Vision’|Harold Evans|July 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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Cultural definitions for yellow peril
A supposed threat to the United States posed by Japan and China. The phrase arose in the late nineteenth century, at a time when Japanese and Chinese immigration to America was meeting resistance and when Japan was growing as a military power. (See internment of Japanese Americans.)