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Growing Up Asian in Australia

By Alice Pung
  • ISBN Code: : 1921825456
  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Literary Collections
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  • Pdf : growing-up-asian-in-australia.pdf

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Asian-Australians have often been written about by outsiders, as outsiders. In this collection, compiled by award-winning author Alice Pung, they tell their own stories with verve, courage and a large dose of humour. These are not predictable tales of food, festivals and traditional dress. The food is here in all its steaming glory - but listen more closely to the dinner-table chatter and you might be surprised by what you hear. Here are tales of leaving home, falling in love, coming out and finding one's feet. A young Cindy Pan vows to win every single category of Nobel Prize. Tony Ayres blows a kiss to a skinhead and lives to tell the tale. Benjamin Law has a close encounter with some angry Australian fauna, and Kylie Kwong makes a moving pilgrimage to her great-grandfather's Chinese village. Here are well-known authors and exciting new voices, spanning several generations and drawn from all over Australia. In sharing their stories, they show us what it is really like to grow up Asian, and Australian. Contributors include: Shaun Tan, Jason Yat-Sen Li, John So, Annette Shun Wah, Quan Yeomans, Jenny Kee, Anh Do, Khoa Do, Caroline Tran and many more.

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  • Pdf File: growing-up-in-country-australia.pdf

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It’s 1978: the Auckland abortion clinic has been forced to close and sixteen-year-old Charlie has to fly to Sydney, but the plane is delayed on the tarmac. It’s 2019: Charlie’s tightly contained Wellington life with her grandson Tommy is interrupted by the unexpected intrusions of Tommy’s first girlfriend, Jenna, and the father he has never known, Jim. The year turns, and everything changes again. Loop Tracks is a major New Zealand novel, written in real time against the progress of the Covid-19 pandemic and the New Zealand General Election and euthanasia referendum in 2020.

Literature Education in the Asia-Pacific

By Chin Ee Loh,Suzanne S. Choo,Catherine Beavis
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351968815
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 818
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Book Short Summary:

The continual rise of English as a global lingua franca has meant that English literature, both as a discipline and as a tool in ESL and EFL classrooms, is being used in varied ways outside the inner circle of English. This edited collection provides an overview of English literature education in the Asia-Pacific in global times, bringing to international attention a rich understanding of the trends, issues and challenges specific to nations within the Asia-Pacific region. Comprising contributions from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, the collection addresses the diversity of learners in different national, cultural and teaching contexts. In doing so, it provides insights into historical and current trends in literature education, foregrounds specific issues and challenges in policymaking and implementation, presents practical matters concerning text selection, use of literature in the language classroom, innovative practices in literature education, and raises pressing and important questions about the nature, purpose and importance of literature education in global times.

Diasporic Poetics

By Timothy Yu
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192637819
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 501
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Book Short Summary:

This book advances a new concept of the "Asian diaspora" that creates links between Asian American, Asian Canadian, and Asian Australian identities. Drawing from comparable studies of the black diaspora, it traces the histories of colonialism, immigration, and exclusion shared by these three populations. The work of Asian poets in each of these three countries offers a rich terrain for understanding how Asian identities emerge at the intersection of national and transnational flows, with the poets' thematic and formal choices reflecting the varied pressures of social and cultural histories, as well as the influence of Asian writers in other national locations. Diasporic Poetics argues that racialized and nationally bounded "Asian" identities often emerge from transnational political solidarities, from "Third World" struggles against colonialism to the global influence of the American civil rights movement. Indeed, this volume shows that Asian writers disclaim national belonging as often as they claim it, placing Asian diasporic writers at a critical distance from the national spaces within which they write. As the first full-length study to compare Asian American, Asian Canadian, and Asian Australian writers, the book offers the historical and cultural contexts necessary to understand the distinctive development of Asian writing in each country, while also offering close analysis of the work of writers such as Janice Mirikitani, Fred Wah, Ouyang Yu, Myung Mi Kim, and Cathy Park Hong.

Chinese Migrant Entrepreneurship in Australia from the 1990s

By Jia Gao
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  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Book Code : 178063465X
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 955
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Book Short Summary:

For more than two decades Australia has not only prospered without a recession but has achieved a higher growth rate than any Western country. This achievement has been credited to Australia’s historic shift to Asia; the transformation of the relationship between these two countries is one of the most important changes in the Asia-Pacific region. However, the role of new Chinese migrants in transforming Sino-Australian relations through their entrepreneurial activities has not been deeply explored. Chinese Migrant Entrepreneurship in Australia from the 1990s adds new theoretical considerations and empirical evidence to a growing interest in entrepreneurship, and presents an account of a group of new Chinese migrant entrepreneurs who have succeeded in their business ventures significantly contributing to both Australia and China. The first chapter introduces the history between Australia and China, followed by chapters focusing on post-migration realities, economic opportunities, Chinese outbound tourism and the use of community media. The final chapter concludes with a summary. Focuses on the people whose entrepreneurial activities have spread across industries and facilitated trade and cultural contacts Analyses the experiences of the new migrants from China Offers evidence that challenges outdated but still widely held assumptions about ethnic Chinese entrepreneurs Presents longitudinal research on the new Chinese migrant community in Australia since the late 1980’s Demonstrates a dynamic process that challenges the overemphasis on the impact of globalisation on Chinese entrepreneurs

South Asian Diaspora Narratives

By Amit Sarwal
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 9811036292
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 969
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Book Short Summary:

This book analyses the metaphysical and poetical notions and the processes of ‘rooting into a culture’ and ‘routing out of a culture’ in the context of South Asian diaspora in Australia. These diasporic narratives are often characterised by bifurcated and dislocated identities that exist in a liminal space, in-between two identities, two cultures, and two histories. Yet, ‘home’ remains, through acts of imagination, remembering and re-creation, an important reference point. The author argues that a clearer notion of politics of location is required to distinguish between the different kinds of ‘dislocation’ the immigrants suffer, both psychologically and sociologically. The diaspora is Australia is an under-studied topic, and this book fills a lacuna in South Asian diaspora studies by analysing and calling upon a wide range of works in this field from historical, anthropological, sociological, cultural, and literary studies.

English for Year 12

By Robert Beardwood
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  • Publisher : Insight Publications
  • Book Code : 1921088176
  • Total of Pages : 233
  • Category : English language
  • Members : 173
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Book Short Summary:

For secondary school age.

Vociferate

By Emily Sun
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  • Publisher : Fremantle Press
  • Book Code : 176099023X
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 629
  • Pdf File: vociferate.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The poems in Emily Sun's debut poetry collection Vociferate were inspired by diasporic-Asian feminist writers. Like these writers, Emily resists both Eurocentric and patriarchal tropes as she explores the complexities of national and transnational identities, reflects upon the concept of belonging, and questions what it means to be Asian-Australian.

Our Australian Girl: Marly's Business (Book 2)

By Alice Pung
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  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Book Code : 1743485581
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 172
  • Pdf File: our-australian-girl.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It's 1983 . . . and Marly needs a job. She wants to buy Donkey Kong cards to swap with the other kids at school, but her parents think the cards are a waste of money. Then Marly's friend Yousra gives her an idea, and she decides to start her own business. But working on your own isn't easy, and when she catches a bus that goes in the wrong direction, it's just the start of Marly's problems! Follow Marly on her adventure in the second of four stories about a daring girl torn between two worlds.

Bridging Imaginations

By Dr Amit Sarwal
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  • Publisher : Readworthy
  • Book Code : 938151092X
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 412
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Book Short Summary:

Migration of the South Asian peoples to Australia has resulted in a continually growing and flourishing diaspora, one of the most prosperous communities, with an ever–increasing role and responsibility in all areas of society. One of the challenges in writing about the South Asian diaspora in Australia is the nature of the beast: the multifarious migration and entry points into Australia range from colonial indentured workers to political asylum seekers to transnational marriages to students and high–end professionals. How did their journeys and experiences generate bridges that have influenced the historical, cultural, social and academic perceptions of the ever–changing continents? It is hoped that this critical anthology will help present a dynamic community in transit, and showcase the achievements of the South Asian diaspora during the last decade, which have not only made a significant impact on Australia’s multiculutural landscape but also furthered South Asian–Australian engagement.

Fostering Culturally Diverse Leadership in Organisations

By Karen Loon
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1000626806
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 342
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Book Short Summary:

Leveraging academic research and case studies, knowledge as a business leader and diversity practitioner, and personal experience, Karen Loon examines how successful culturally diverse leaders at work resolve the contradictions and tensions of their identities within organisations. What can we learn from those leaders who have thrived and smashed the ‘bamboo ceiling’? Moreover, are there other factors holding organisational change back? The book proposes research-based recommendations for aspiring leaders and corporate practitioners whilst revealing the potential inhibitors to progress. Split into three sections, Loon examines current research on identities in multicultural nations and organisations, delves into the career progression of successful Asian-Australian leaders to explore how they negotiate identity in the workplace, and provides a roadmap of actions for business leaders looking to create more inclusive and diverse cultures in their organisations. Written for both people new to diversity and those keen on new perspectives, the book is well-suited for aspiring leaders at any stage of their careers looking to accelerate their careers, as well as C-Suite, HR, and Diversity leads.

Our Australian Girl: Marly and the Goat (Book 3)

By Alice Pung
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  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Book Code : 174348559X
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 278
  • Pdf File: our-australian-girl.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It's 1983 . . . and there's excitement in Marly's house. Her grandparents have arrived from Vietnam, and soon her mum will have a new baby. While Grandma tries to make Marly into a 'young lady', Grandpa digs up the back yard. Then he brings home Agnes, a goat! But the neighbours want Agnes taken away, and then things get dangerous. Will Marly be able to protect her grandpa and her pet? Follow Marly on her adventure in the third of four stories about a daring girl torn between two worlds.

Our Australian Girl: Marly walks on the Moon (Book 4)

By Alice Pung
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  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Book Code : 1743485603
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 448
  • Pdf File: our-australian-girl.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It's 1983... and baby mania has struck Marly's house with the arrival of her baby brother. But Marly never realised that a new baby would take up so much of everyone's time! No one's helping her with her costume for the school concert. Marly's secret plan is to perform the Moonwalk, the dance she's been practising all year. But will she be ready? Follow Marly on her adventure in the final book of four stories about a daring girl torn between two worlds.

Labels and Locations

By Louise Lightfoot
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443875821
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 717
  • Pdf File: labels-and-locations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Some happy occasions, like the 1995 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book to Bangladeshi-Australian author Adib Khan, the 2008 Man Booker Prize to Indian born Australian writer Arvinda Adiga, and the 2013 Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction to Sri Lankan-Australian author Michele de Krester, have boosted the self-confidence of South Asian-Australian writers in Australia. South Asian diasporic communities have also been the focus for relatively small, but constantly growing, studies by anthropologists and sociologists on the interrelation of gender, race, ethnicity and migration in Australia. The terms Labels and Locations capture numerous aspects that contribute in the making of a diasporic consciousness. This book critically examines the issues of identity, gender, family, class and caste, expressed in the short narratives of South Asian diaspora writers based in Australia. Taking an interdisciplinary approach – from literary, cultural, historical, anthropological, and sociological studies – this book engages chiefly with the oeuvre of postcolonial writers and academics, namely: Mena Abdullah, Adib Khan, Yasmine Gooneratne, Michelle De Kretser, Chandani Lokugé, Chitra Fernando, Satendra Nandan, Suneeta Peres da Costa, Hanifa Deen, Christopher Cyrill, Suvendrini Perera, Sunil Govinnage, Brij V. Lal, Sunil Badami, Glenn D’Cruz, Chris Raja, Manik Datar, David De Vos, Rashmere Bhatti, Kirpal Singh Chauli, Sujhatha Fernandes, Neelam Maharaj, Sushie Narayan, Madu Pasipanodya, Shrishti Sharma, Beryl T. Mitchell, and Sunitha. This book will, by calling upon the works of this much-neglected South Asian diaspora group, fill a lacuna in the broader critical rubric of diaspora studies.

The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature

By Jessica Gildersleeve
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000281701
  • Total of Pages : 450
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 467
  • Pdf File: the-routledge-companion-to-australian-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In recent years, Australian literature has experienced a revival of interest both domestically and internationally. The increasing prominence of work by writers like Christos Tsiolkas, heightened through television and film adaptation, as well as the award of major international prizes to writers like Richard Flanagan, and the development of new, high-profile prizes like the Stella Prize, have all reinvigorated interest in Australian literature both at home and abroad. This Companion emerges as a part of that reinvigoration, considering anew the history and development of Australian literature and its key themes, as well as tracing the transition of the field through those critical debates. It considers works of Australian literature on their own terms, as well as positioning them in their critical and historical context and their ethical and interactive position in the public and private spheres. With an emphasis on literature’s responsibilities, this book claims Australian literary studies as a field uniquely positioned to expose the ways in which literature engages with, produces and is produced by its context, provoking a critical re-evaluation of the concept of the relationship between national literatures, cultures, and histories, and the social function of literary texts.