"This book arises out of a conference hosted by the Research Centre in Intercommunal Studies (RCIS) at Customs House in Sydney in early 1999 ..."--Page xi.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-313) and index.
Part 1: Alter/Asian Australian identities. 1. Futures imperfect / Suvendrini Perera -- 2. Violent visions and speechless days: corporeality and the politics of image / Julie Matthews -- 3. The differences language makes: the discourses on language of inter-ethnic Asian/Australian families / Allan Luke and Carmen Luke -- 4. Home away from home: the Indo-Fijian community in Sydney / Devleena Ghosh. Part 2. Literature/art performance. 5. Birds of passage? The new generation of Chinese-Australian writers / Wenche Ommundsen -- 6. Settlers and sojourners: multicultuiral subjectivity of Chinese-Australian artists / Yiyan Wang -- 7. Rough trade: curating cultural exchange in Australia / Melissa Chiu -- 8. The dim sum vs the meat pie: on the rhetoric of becoming an in-between Asian-Australian artist / Dean Chan -- 9. Beyond happy hybridity: performing Asian-Australian identities / Jacqueline Lo -- 10. Anti-Asian rhetoric in performance / Rachel Fensham. Part 3. Popular culture and media. 11. Kylie meets Misato: bridging the gap between Australian and Japanese popular culture / Tony Mitchell -- 12. Fantasia: transnational flows and Asian popular culture in Australia / Mandy Thomas -- 13. Australian fandom of Japanese 'Anime' (animation) / Craig Norris -- 14. SBS: choice, value and Chineseness / Gay Hawkins -- 15. Framing Suharto: media interpretations of the Australian national interest / Andrew Jakubowicz & Rod Palmer -- 16. Australia in Asia: negotiating Pauline Hanson in the Southeast-Asian press / Denise Woods.
The presence of Asians within Australia continues to be represented in the media as a problem for social cohesion, and a source of panic. This book explores this controversial topic in contemporary Australian society and culture. For the first time in the post-Hanson era, it looks at how Australia and Asia are already intertwined.