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Australia's China : Changing Perceptions from the 1930s to the 1990s - Lachlan Strahan

Australia's China

Changing Perceptions from the 1930s to the 1990s

Paperback Published: 8th July 1996
ISBN: 9780521484978
Number Of Pages: 392

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Australia's China explores the multifaceted and dynamic Australian encounter with China from the beginning of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937 through the Cold War to the Australian recognition of the PRC in 1972. Going beyond conventional policy studies, it traces the patterns in Australian reactions to China from the grass-roots to official circles, highlighting the centrality of images concerning the exotic, disease, sexuality, the frontier, and China as a paradise/anti-paradise. In responding to China, Australians revealed something of themselves, and this book maps the formation of Australian conceptions of identity in the context of a cross-cultural encounter which was variously co-operative, enriching, baffling, and antagonistic. But there was no single Australian conception of China. Rather, competing perceptions jostled in a shifting dialogue.

The rise and fall of our valiant ally
The den of iniquity
Lepers, madmen and demons
Keeping China at bay
The Chinese anti-utopia
The dread frontier
The Chinese paradise
An alternative new China
The den of iniquity revisited
Reckoning with China; Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521484978
ISBN-10: 0521484979
Series: Changing Perceptions from the 1930s to the 1990s
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 8th July 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.57