East by South: China in the Australasian Imagination

Author(s): Paul Millar

New Zealand | Asia | Australia

At a time when China is being seen as the next superpower, both sweatshop and powerhouse for the global economy, political courtship on the part of interested governments is accompanied by grassroots hostility. Such ambivalence is not new. These essays ÃÂí discuss ways in which people of Chinese descent have made significant contributions to the history of both Australian and New Zealand. This is the first book to compare both countries' orientalism and its various alternatives.


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At a time when China is being seen as the next superpower, both sweatshop and powerhouse for the global economy, political courtship on the part of interested governments is accompanied by grassroots hostility. Such ambivalence is not new. These essays - discuss ways in which people of Chinese descent have made significant contri-butions to the history of both Australian and New Zealand. This is the first book to compare both countries' orientalism and its various alternatives.

General Fields

  • : 9780864734914
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : 0.628
  • : August 2005
  • : 210x150mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Millar
  • : Paperback
  • : 439
  • : Illustrations