I have noticed that it’s not unusual for the children of an Asian/Caucasian pairing to appear Caucasian, like Chloe (Wang) Bennett.
I have brought that up as a possible reason that there aren’t any Chinese people on Firefly despite all of the Chinese influence. It’s possible that most of the characters are part Chinese, and all look white because of generations of interbreeding on the generation ships that brought them to the star cluster they live in.
And, by the by, I want Chloe Bennett to play Doctor Aphra in one of my Boba Fett movies.
Funny thing is Chloe Bennet looks like a latina… I thought she was latina for a looong time before I read she was actually asian…
But then again that’s not super suprising since the american indigenous traits are rather similar to the asian traits. Actually, both Morena Baccarin and Summer Glau looked to me like they could’ve been half, or at least part asian.
I dunno, I found it quirky and interesting that there were so many asian influences in Firefly, yet there was no actual asian faction of any sort, and everyone spoke english with twinges of chinese here and there. Who knows, maybe with more episodes/seasons they would’ve adressed that… it kinda seemed like an integral charactersitic of that universe.