Sophie Couchman, Ph.D. (2009), La Trobe University, is an Honorary Research Fellow at that university and Curator at the Chinese Museum in Melbourne. She has published on the history of Chinese in Australia, including co-editing After the Rush (2004).
Kate Bagnall, Ph.D. (2007), University of Sydney, is a Research Associate in the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific in Canberra. She writes on Chinese-Australian history, specialising in the history of women, children and the family.
All interested in the history of people of Chinese ancestry in Australia, in particular the engagement of Chinese Australians with local, national and international political forces.
Table of contents
List of Contributors
Chinese Australians: Politics, Engagement and Resistance
The Transformative Effect of Australian Experience on the Life of Ho A Mei, Hong Kong Community Leader and Entrepreneur
Chinese Political Values in Colonial Victoria: Lowe Kong Meng and the Legacy of the July 1880 Election
The Chinese Empire Encounters the British Empire and Its ‘Colonial Dependencies’: Melbourne, 1887
Law as Politics: Chinese Litigants in Australian Colonial Courts
Confucian Heritage, Public Narratives and Community Politics of Chinese Australians at the Beginning of the 20th Century
The Rise of Labor: A Chinese Australian Participates in Bendigo Local Politics at a Formative Moment, 1904–1905
Anglo-Chinese and the Politics of Overseas Travel from New South Wales, 1898 to 1925
Chinese Politics in Darwin: Interconnections between the Wah On Society and the Kuo Min Tang
Chinese Australians and the Public Diplomacy Challenge for Australia in the 21st Century
Beyond ‘Two Worlds’
Jen Tsen Kwok