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Australia's Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century

Imprint: Crawley, WA; UWA Publishing; 2012Extent: [369] p.ISBN: 9781742583495Publication Type: MonographSubjects: Social Sciences; Social groups

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection

Abstract: Australia's Asia provides an account of Australia's multiple responses to Asia over the last 150 years. Asia has long been at or near the centre of Australian thinking. For many, Australia's much-discussed proximity to Asia appeared as a threat. Shadowy Asian figures seemed to lurk around the edge of the continent, biding their time. Yet proximity also offered new opportunities for trade, travel and cultural exchange. A great number of Australians were fascinated by Asian societies and cultures, relishing the opportunities they offered for new ways of seeing and comprehending the world. From the late nineteenth century, competing visions of Australia's relations with its region have jostled for attention on the national stage and in private lives.

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Australia's Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century

Walker, David; Sobocinska, Agnieszka

    Preliminary material

    Introduction: Australia's Asia

    Walker, David; Sobocinska, Agnieszka

      The big three

      Contaminated by China

      Watters, Greg


        Entangled: Deakin in India

        Sengupta, Ipsita


          Rising suns

          Walker, David

            Racial identities

            Glamorising racial modernity

            Lim, Shirley Jennifer

              Love and hate in the region

              Hearts of darkness, hearts of gold

              Sobocinska, Agnieszka


                Loving guests in Bali

                Putra, I Nyoman Darma

                  Chinese puzzles
                  Absent Asia

                  Absenting Asia

                  Lockhart, Greg


                    Donald Horne finds Asia

                    Clausen, Mads

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