“OA has many issues, but I don't recall Asians being depicted as "violent and savage" or "uncivilized" or "in need of foreign saviors" among them.“
Read it more carefully.
You did not answer the assertion. You said read it again and probably if you are white you will get it wrong anyways.
If there are specific examples of Asians being portrayed as badly savage or uncivilized (if anything they are portrayed as being over civilized).
Don’f wave you hand and pretend that the rules are not in a context where killing monsters and stealing their treasure (mainly stealing their treasure in AD&D) is not the way to advance your character.
Also, don’t assume that people have not listened to the pod cast. The same pod cast that was offended by a stat being invented to make Asian men look bad when it was not.
I have read OA and listened to enough of the pod cast to know that they made no real linked assertion of what the point you tried to hand wave away made. OA does not portray Asians in the was described.