Sojourning and settling: Locating Chinese-Australian history

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Reeves, Keir and Mountford, Ben. (2011). Sojourning and settling: Locating Chinese-Australian history. Australian Historical Studies. 42(1), pp. 111 - 125. https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2010.539620
AuthorsReeves, Keir and Mountford, Ben
Abstract

During the past thirty years, our understanding of the history of Chinese Australians has been remade. Today, as a growing community of researchers delves into the archives, new insights into the political, economic and cultural dimensions of Chinese Australian experiences are emerging. The tired, one-dimensional depictions of the sojourning celestial digger have, at last, given way to a more complex view. Historians of the Chinese in Australia have been both instigators and beneficiaries of a move towards a more inclusive, multicultural approach to Australian history within the academy and beyond. They have played an important role in challenging the often peripheral status of specialised ethnic and multicultural studies, or ‘ethno-histories’, within Australian historiography. At the same time, their efforts to better understand the history of the Chinese in Australia have provided a ‘valuable counterpart’ to ongoing research into Australia's relations with Asia

Year2011
JournalAustralian Historical Studies
Journal citation42 (1), pp. 111 - 125
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1940-5049
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2010.539620
Scopus EID2-s2.0-79952683287
Page range111 - 125
Research GroupSchool of Arts
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