Book Launch: Chinese Australians: Politics, Engagement and Resistance

You are warmly invited to the launch of Chinese Australians: Politics, Engagement and Resistance, edited by Sophie Couchman and Kate Bagnall.

Bringing together contributions from eleven key scholars in Chinese Australian history, the book explores how Chinese Australians have influenced the communities in which they lived on a civic or individual level. Focusing on the motivations and aspirations of their subjects, the authors draw on biography, world history, case law, newspapers and immigration case files to investigate the political worlds of Chinese Australians in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The book will be launched by Ms Nancy Gordon, Australian Consul-General in Chengdu, China.

When   Friday, 24 April at 11am

Where  Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne (behind Her Majesty’s Theatre)

RSVP     Wednesday, 22 April 2015 to curator@chinesemuseum.com.au or 03 9662 2888.

Books will be available for purchase on the day at a discounted rate. For more information about the book, see http://www.brill.com/products/book/chinese-australians.

The book includes a chapter by Marilyn Lake, ‘The Chinese Empire Encounters the British Empire and Its ‘Colonial Dependencies’: Melbourne, 1887’.

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