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The Yellow Lady: Australian Impressions Of Asia

Broinowski, Alison

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ISBN 10: 0195534522 / ISBN 13: 9780195534528
Published by Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1992
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Small Quarto Size. Very Good condition. Colour and black & white illustrations. Tiny abrasion to front cover. [xii] 260 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 216945

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Title: The Yellow Lady: Australian Impressions Of ...

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Melbourne

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Softcover

Edition: Reprint.

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Alison Broinowski, in this first major critique of Australian impressions of Asia, argues that Australians have been backward in developing an appropriate image of themselves because of their ignorance of and ambivalence towards Asians. She traces the history of Australian ideas about Asia and the Pacific from pre-colonial times to the present, and concludes that some of these perceptions, no matter how irrational or archaic, continue to underlie the political and economic decisions Australians make about the Asia-Pacific region. Broinowski, a longtime diplomat and writer about Asian issues, identifies Australian images of Asia, where they come from, and how they have changed or remained the same over time. She persuasively argues that until Asia is accepted as part of the mainstream of Australian life Australians will remain uncertain about their status, and that if Australia's international image is to change it must begin by acknowledging the reality of Asia.

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