DISSONANT NARRATIVES – TAASA Review September 2019
Jackie Menzies M igrants from mainland China or from the diaspora of Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Taiwan offer diverse experiences of being Chinese in Australia.
Second or earlier generation Australians with Chinese ancestry who have never lived in China have different stories again.
These diverse experiences of bi-culturalism, assimilation or dislocation have been expressed in text, performance and painting, as demonstrated in this article through a selection ranging from a medal of 1881 to a recent painting of Sam Poo, Australia’s only known Chinese bushranger. ...