I don't think so... in my own experience, conworlding shows more one's own biographical features, so I presume class, personality, SES, education, politics and familial history will be more determining than whether or not you're 'asian'. Vietnameseness will surely show, though. I haven't got enough conworld in my head to throw that as a sure thing, tho, and in that mental spreadsheet the nationality of the creator tends to go amiss, and if someone points out my conworld is especially latin-american, I'd not be surprised.
maybe americans and europeans [the two biggest groups] do show some differences, tho, perhaps europeans have more realistic conworlds? tho that might be the quality of basic education each recieves... i dunno
True; I didn't mean to imply my Asian-ness was the be-all-end-all influence, but I surely think it has made its dent here and there. Perhaps the most obvious influence I can think of, although a somewhat superficial one, is that in my conworld white people aren't the "default" race, as they would be in a number of conworlds (mostly those in the mass media, though, admittedly) - rather, in my conworld, the defaults would be white and asian people, perhaps the latter a tad more so.
However, come to think of it, my religious beliefs (Buddhist) - though very tamed and close to agnostic - have made an impact, though, again, not that deep. Reincarnation exists - well, rather, it is definite -, and the religion of my foscus conculture bears great similarities to some forms of Buddhism.
The reason I suspected this a while back was because I noticed some differences between fantasy made in Asia compared to fantasy made in the West. From what I figured, fantasy in Asia is more so a re-imagining of Western culture (sort of like what Hollywood does with ninjas and China-Japan-same-thing and martial arts) so it often has a... I wouldn't say idealistic, but more of an idealized feel to it, while fantasy in the West is... I dunno, not more realistic, but it doesn't carry, in my opinion, the same "ooh-let's-imagine-what-awesome-white-or-ambiguously-in-between-white-and-asian-people-are-like" vibe I get from Asian fantasy. I thought perhaps my conworlds had a bit of that in, somewhere.
Although I suppose on the whole you're probably right; I think the strongest influences on my conworld have been my "biographical features".
really? no one ever heard of an african conworlder?
Nope. Or, heck, I've never heard of a fantasy story written by an African for that matter, although I would find it interesting. For instance, how would they deal with the white-people-default-race syndrome in most fantasy? Black elves, maybe - now that would be really interesting.
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