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Issue Details: First known date: 1984 1984
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'Quo vadis, Terra Australis?' : Don'o Kim's The Chinaman Kun Jong Lee , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , December vol. 39 no. 4 2015; (p. 461-476)

'Don'o Kim's The Chinaman is an Australian jeremiad lamenting the Australia still shadowed by the self-privileging White Australia policy and making a plea for a more pluralist society. A powerful narrative firmly rooted in the sociohistorical context of white-East Asian encounters in Australia, it recalls symbolic moments of interracial conflict such as the 1854 anti-Chinese race riots at Bendigo and the 1980 bombing of a Japanese resort project at Yeppoon. Kim also interrogates Anglo-Celtic Australia's espousal of cultural whiteness as the heart of national identity from his firm belief that Australia is not only an extension of the British cultural tradition but also a significant departure from it. He ultimately criticises white Australia's self-identification as a transplanted Europe through dissociation from their neighbours in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The Chinaman is the Korean-Australian writer's arduous and sustained rumination on the future direction of multiracial Australia, eloquently expressed in the “Quovadis”, the name of the white yacht on which most episodes of the narrative take place.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Australia Michael Wilding , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Novel Since 1960 1991; (p. 19-32)
Expatriate's Progress Chris Ashton , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 February 1990; (p. 74)
Untitled Michael Wilding , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 160)

— Review of The Chinaman Don'o Kim 1984 single work novel
y Recent Australian Writing : Janette Turner Hospital's Borderline and Don O'Kim's The Chinaman Michael Wilding , London : Menzies Centre for Australian Studies , 1988 Z1038368 1988 single work criticism
Newer Voices: Don'o Kim Catherine Runcie , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 45 no. 2 1985; (p. 202-206)
The Sullen Novelists : New Australian Fiction Thelma Forshaw , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 29 no. 3 1985; (p. 77-79)

— Review of The Island Antigone Kefala 1984 single work novel ; Shallows Tim Winton 1984 single work novel ; Crooks Bill Reed 1984 single work novel ; Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel ; Bearded Ladies : Stories Kate Grenville 1984 selected work short story poetry ; The Man Who Stayed Below Alan Gould 1984 single work novel ; Last Ferry to Manly Jill Neville 1984 single work novel ; The Chinaman Don'o Kim 1984 single work novel
Australia Seen With Fresh Eyes Helen Brown , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 April 1985; (p. 15)

— Review of The Chinaman Don'o Kim 1984 single work novel ; Paese Fortunato : Romanzo Rosa R. Cappiello 1981 single work novel
Multiculturalisms Linda Barwick , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1985; (p. 80-82)

— Review of Joseph's Coat : An Anthology of Multicultural Writing 1985 anthology poetry short story ; Down by the Dockside Criena Rohan 1963 single work novel ; The Chinaman Don'o Kim 1984 single work novel
Old Bones Given a New Shake Nancy Keesing , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 July 1984; (p. 15)

— Review of The Chinaman Don'o Kim 1984 single work novel
Too Much and Not Enough Robin Lucas , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 July 1984; (p. 42)

— Review of The Chinaman Don'o Kim 1984 single work novel
The Sullen Novelists : New Australian Fiction Thelma Forshaw , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 29 no. 3 1985; (p. 77-79)

— Review of The Island Antigone Kefala 1984 single work novel ; Shallows Tim Winton 1984 single work novel ; Crooks Bill Reed 1984 single work novel ; Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel ; Bearded Ladies : Stories Kate Grenville 1984 selected work short story poetry ; The Man Who Stayed Below Alan Gould 1984 single work novel ; Last Ferry to Manly Jill Neville 1984 single work novel ; The Chinaman Don'o Kim 1984 single work novel
Old Bones Given a New Shake Nancy Keesing , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 July 1984; (p. 15)

— Review of The Chinaman Don'o Kim 1984 single work novel
Too Much and Not Enough Robin Lucas , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 July 1984; (p. 42)

— Review of The Chinaman Don'o Kim 1984 single work novel
Australia Seen With Fresh Eyes Helen Brown , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 April 1985; (p. 15)

— Review of The Chinaman Don'o Kim 1984 single work novel ; Paese Fortunato : Romanzo Rosa R. Cappiello 1981 single work novel
Untitled Michael Wilding , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 160)

— Review of The Chinaman Don'o Kim 1984 single work novel
Multiculturalisms Linda Barwick , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1985; (p. 80-82)

— Review of Joseph's Coat : An Anthology of Multicultural Writing 1985 anthology poetry short story ; Down by the Dockside Criena Rohan 1963 single work novel ; The Chinaman Don'o Kim 1984 single work novel
y Recent Australian Writing : Janette Turner Hospital's Borderline and Don O'Kim's The Chinaman Michael Wilding , London : Menzies Centre for Australian Studies , 1988 Z1038368 1988 single work criticism
Expatriate's Progress Chris Ashton , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 February 1990; (p. 74)
Newer Voices: Don'o Kim Catherine Runcie , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 45 no. 2 1985; (p. 202-206)
Australia Michael Wilding , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Novel Since 1960 1991; (p. 19-32)
'Quo vadis, Terra Australis?' : Don'o Kim's The Chinaman Kun Jong Lee , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , December vol. 39 no. 4 2015; (p. 461-476)

'Don'o Kim's The Chinaman is an Australian jeremiad lamenting the Australia still shadowed by the self-privileging White Australia policy and making a plea for a more pluralist society. A powerful narrative firmly rooted in the sociohistorical context of white-East Asian encounters in Australia, it recalls symbolic moments of interracial conflict such as the 1854 anti-Chinese race riots at Bendigo and the 1980 bombing of a Japanese resort project at Yeppoon. Kim also interrogates Anglo-Celtic Australia's espousal of cultural whiteness as the heart of national identity from his firm belief that Australia is not only an extension of the British cultural tradition but also a significant departure from it. He ultimately criticises white Australia's self-identification as a transplanted Europe through dissociation from their neighbours in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The Chinaman is the Korean-Australian writer's arduous and sustained rumination on the future direction of multiracial Australia, eloquently expressed in the “Quovadis”, the name of the white yacht on which most episodes of the narrative take place.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Last amended 11 May 2005 15:09:22
Subjects:
  • Coast,
  • Great Barrier Reef, Australian seas,
  • c
    China,
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • c
    Japan,
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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