Australia's Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century by David Walker, Agnieszka Sobocinska

By David Walker, Agnieszka Sobocinska

To imagine that Australia is confronting Asia for the 1st time within the twenty first century is to disclaim Australia's heritage and the self-awareness that comes from figuring out that the rustic has been the following sooner than. Asia seems all through sleek Australian historical past as a resource of tension or wish. it's been a presence either inside of and out of doors Australia, shaping who Australians are, in addition to the country's engagement with the broader global. This e-book assembles a powerful staff of students throughout more than a few disciplines to provide a widely conceived cultural heritage that areas Asia at or close to the guts of Australia's nationwide tale. *** "Australia's Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century captures the essence of the pendulum swings that experience characterised Australian methods to Asia during the last century and a part. ... The editors have performed a first class task in assembling fine quality chapters that make a major contribution to the present literature on Australia and Asia. ... in addition, this ebook tells an enormous tale concerning the position and effect of people -- not only elites, yet in lots of instances traditional voters -- in construction Australia's relatives with Asia. it's a precious therapy to the ahistorical method of such a lot of of the debates inside Australia over local engagement and is an invaluable textual content for these open air Australia drawn to buying insights into what motivates the country's method of its region." - Pacific Affairs, Vol. 87, No. four, December 2014˜

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Indd 60 29/08/12 1:45 PM Entangled: Deakin in India heroes to inspire Australians in Irrigated India; the Anglo-Saxon military heroes of the 1857 uprising are paraded in Temple and Tomb. 37 Yet again India plays the anti-body on which he aspires to build a secure body of secular sacreds for his dream nation. India generously stages his reluctant fascination with the Britons along with emergent Australian nationalism. Irrigated India, an official panegyric in favour of white agency and superiority, aspires to make invisible ‘real’ India beyond the Raj and its obsequious native servants.

6 Deakin always represented politics as a reluctant accident in the jostle of his many selves. He had wanted to be an essayist, poet, playwright, actor and teacher and had been an amateur medium. indd 52 29/08/12 1:45 PM Entangled: Deakin in India people were huddled in cordoned-off reserves and missions where, excluded from the census and the right to vote, they were courteously provided the ‘dying pillow’. 10 Ironically, Deakin had joined the theosophical movement, rooted in India and Buddhism, in February 1894.

News of the day’, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 June 1881, p. 5; ‘Smallpox in Sydney’, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 June 1881, p. 6; ‘Borough Council’, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 July 1881, p. 3. ‘Smallpox in Sydney’, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 June 1881, p. 6; ‘The variola and Mongol scare’, The Queenslander, 2 July 1881, p. 20; ‘The meddler’, Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, 2 July 1881, p. 9; Alderman J. D. Young, ‘Smallpox’, Daily Telegraph (Letter), 1 June 1881, p. 3. indd 47 29/08/12 1:45 PM Australia’s Asia 18 ‘A case of smallpox at Druitt Town’, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 July 1881, p.

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