Stop Hanky Panky Shanghai Asian Raisins
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Asian Raisins needs your help!  East and Southeast Asian Dutch people experience anti-Asian racism on a daily basis. The so-called birthday song “Hanky Panky Shanghai” is the epitome of how normal anti-Asian racism is in the Netherlands. Today it is often said by people that; Hanky Panky Shanghai ‘is no longer sung in schools. On the other hand, we get a lot of sounds that it still happens frequently. So we need proof for a future campaign “Stop Hanky Panky Shanghai”. Can you help us with this?

What is the survey about?

This survey is about the song Hanky Panky Shanghai and the experience people have with the song. Filling out this survey takes approximately 10 minutes.


‘Hanky Panky Shanghai’ is sung as a birthday song in the Netherlands. It is supposed to sound like a “Chinese birthday song”. The song solely repeats the non-existing words ‘Hanky Panky’ continuously, followed by the word ‘Shanghai’. This all happens on the tune of the well-known standard birthday song.

Do you have experience with the song and would you like to help us? Fill out the survey.