I’m just gonna speak for East Asian only but, from my experience Japanese girls are the most feminine out of Chinese, Korean and Japanese, with the gap being much bigger between Chinese and Korean/Japanese than between Korean and Japanese. Most Chinese girls I know act like guys and dress like guys.
Korean girls are more similar to Japanese girls, but are more likely to express their minds more. From what I seen, Japanese girls are really passive, don’t express themselves as openly, and try really hard to be “cute”. Fashion wise, they are probably the most unique out of all of them. Compared to Korean girls who are almost all about short skirts and one piece dresses (even in the winter), and Chinese girls who as I mentioned just dress like men (pants + jeans mostly).
Makeup wise in Korean and Japanese culture both, the girls wear makeup because it is a form of manners in their culture. Again Chinese being the exception here, a lot of girls don’t wear makeup because they don’t give a damn.
Uniquely amongst them, Japanese girls seem to have something going on with their teeth… not sure what the ‘crooked teeth’ thing is about, maybe they think it looks cute.
As an apt example let me demonstrate the stereotypes of these three by doing slightly racist exaggerations:
[Guy gives Japanese girlfriend a nice gift]
Japanese girl: Ehhhhhhh?? Kawaii Desu!! Arigatooo! (so cute! thank you!), Let me buy you dinner ^^
[Guy gives Korean girlfriend a nice gift]
Korean girl: Jinjja?? Gomaweo Oppa!! (really? thanks oppa!) – *guy still has to pay for dinner afterwards
[Guy gives Chinese girlfriend a nice gift]
Chinese girl: What? That’s it? Looks too cheap. Get me a better one. – *guy still has to pay for dinner afterwards
Chinese women are pretty varied in terms of features and ‘assets’. Xinjiang girls, Manchurian girls, Guangdong girls, Hong Kong girls, Sichuan girls, Beijing/Tianjin girls, Jiangnan girls, etc can all be very different. If you are talking about nationality, most of my Chinese friends would be open to Korean, Taiwanese, and maybe Vietnamese girls as well. But probably not Japanese as a matter of principle.
These other nationalities (yes I know Taiwan is not technically a “country” but they are ROC nationality) are close enough to Chinese beauty standards and have similar cultural values (they are all Confucian based) that I think most Chinese guys would be open to dating them as well 🙂
Very different from other East Asian girls. This question is loaded so of course my answer will be slightly generalizing, but I think for the majority of Chinese girls I met I seem to get this impression:
While Taiwanese/Korean/Japanese girls tend to be traditionally feminine, passive, more dependent on men, Chinese girls are more independent, more dominant, more aggressive, and more money focused. They value their career and success more than anything else. They don’t focus as much on physical appearance as much as owning expensive brand name items (this might be due to the Chinese “face” culture which I hate).
Also, a lot of them appear to me slightly arrogant about themselves. They think that Chinese women are the most beautiful ‘natural’ looking women, certain regions like Sichuan or Chongqing etc have the best looking women, Korean women are fake, etc. I’ve never heard or met a Korean girl who bragged about their race like that. I’ve never heard them say something like ‘oh Seoul/Busan has the best looking women, we are better looking than Chinese women’ etc. Chinese women are very confident, sometimes overconfident I think, whereas other Asian girls seem to be more humble and insecure.
Also, in a surprising twist of gender inequality, they seem to have more power than the men do. While in other patriarchal countries the men have more power than the women and the women have to do more for the men, in China its reversed: the men have to do more for the women. That means despite Chinese women almost making as much as men do, the men still have to pay for everything and do everything for the women. How did this come to be? I think communism + the skewed gender ratio are to blame.
This is just my opinion of Chinese girls from mainland. Chinese-American or Chinese-Canadian girls are very different and are closer to Western women.