Asia in the Making of New Zealand

Author(s): Henry Johnson & Brian Moloughney (eds)

New Zealand

These ten essays from a range of different authors and perspectives explore how the burgeoning Asian population of New Zealand is affecting our understanding of Asia and altering the way we see our own identity. Five chapters consider historical links between New Zealand and some Asian countries; five look at Asian aspects of contemporary kiwi culture, from the Indonesian gamelan, Indian identity, Muslim traditions as exemplified in the �¢����burqa�¢���� case, to Chinese and Korean use of the media. The book is a thoughtful and illuminating discussion of the rapidly changing, creative and dynamic multi-cultural society in which we now live. First published March 2007. This book is like a 10-course Chinese banquet - Warren Brown, Waikato Times A wealth of gems and good information here . . . a very valuable contribution; marvellous chapters here. [Check!] Harry Broad, Speaking Volumes, RNZ National There�¢����s something here for students and specialists, all the way from commerce and economics through to sociology. But it�¢����s accessible and varied enough to make it an essential read for anyone who needs to get to grips with Asia�¢����s past and present role in New Zealand life �¢���� and these days that�¢����s more or less all of us. Recommended. �¢���� Sam Finnemore, Craccum a nourishing experience - Warren Brown, Waikato Times The old conception that Asian cultures haven�¢����t had much of a hand in the making of New Zealand is being steadily hammered to bits, and Asia in the Making of New Zealand takes both historical and contemporary approaches to putting Asia back into the picture of our national �¢����imagined community�¢����. �¢���� Sam Finnemore, Craccum


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Foreword His Worship, The Mayor of Dunedin, Peter Chin; Introduction: Asia & the Making of Multicultural New Zealand Henry Johnson & Brian Moloughney; PART 1: HISTORIES AND CONTINUITIES: CHAPTER 1. Teaching Maori About Asia: Print Culture and Community Identity in Nineteenth-; Century New Zealand - Tony Ballantyne; CHAPTER 2. Temperate New Zealand and Tropical Asia: Health, Colonization and Conservation, 1840-1900 - James John Beattie; CHAPTER 3. After Gold: Reconstructing Chinese Communities, 1896-1913 - Brian Moloughney, Tony Ballantyne and David Hood; CHAPTER 4. Writing Diaspora: Engendering Indian Settlers' History in Aotearoa - Jacqueline Leckie; CHAPTER 5. Coming to Terms with Trade: Exploring the Implications of New Zealand's Economic Relationship with Asia - Tim Beal; PART 2: DIASPORA AND IDENTITY: CHAPTER 6. Reinventing Indian Identity in Multicultural New Zealand - Sekhar Bandyopadhyay; CHAPTER 7. Imagining the Community: Newspapers, Cyberspace and the (Non-) Construction of Korean-New Zealand Identity - Stephen Epstein; CHAPTER 8. From Middle Kingdom to Middle Earth and Back: Chinese Media/Mediated Identities in New Zealand - Paola Voci; CHAPTER 9. Striking Accord! Gamelan, Education, and Indonesian Cultural Flows in Aotearoa/New Zealand - Henry Johnson; CHAPTER 10. Muslim Traditions and Islamic Law in New Zealand: The 'burqa Case' and the Challenge of Multiculturalism - Erich Kolig; Afterword - Ann Curthoys

General Fields

  • : 9781869403843
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : March 2007
  • : 214mm X 140mm X 27mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Very Good
  • : 304
  • : illustrations
  • : Henry Johnson & Brian Moloughney (eds)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Edition