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'Heroic Australian whites fight the Chinese, whose immigration has produced the dystopia'. Source: 'Australian Utopian Literature : An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography, 1667-1999'.

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Serialised by: The Boomerang 1887-1892 periodical (208 issues)
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Published in serialised format in The Boomerang.
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    y The Boomerang 18 February-5 May 1888 Z648138 1888 periodical issue 1888

Works about this Work

Invasion and the Politics of Belonging in Pat Grant's Blue Felicity Castagna , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Scholar , vol. 3 no. 1 2014;
In this essay, Felicity Castagna notes 'the long history of invasion narratives in Australian literature, and how they served to reify the governmental belonging of White Australians inciting nationalism and encouraging vigilance in relation to migration and national security.' (From introduction)
Britishness and Australian Popular Fiction : From the Mid-Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Centuries Hsu-Ming Teo , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 46-66)
'The analysis offered here is [...], a panoptic perspective of the tangled skeins of literary imagination and imitation, gender and genre requirements, editorial control, market considerations and the sheer economics of the international book trade that knotted Australian popular literature into the cultural and economic fabric of the British empire.' (47)
Futures Passed : Utopian Brisbane in Nineteenth - Century Novels James Halford , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fryer Folios , July vol. 7 no. 1 2012; (p. 24-27)
Australian Science Fiction : In Search of the 'Feel' Dorotta Guttfeld , 2007-2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 21-22 2007-2008; (p. 65-72)
Insane Lane: Crowds, Contamination and Violence in Australia David Crouch , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 5 2006; (p. 72-85)
David Crouch argues that White or Yellow? : A Story of the Race War of A.D.1908 'is an early manifestation of a long lineage of national paranoia, part of a history of primal anxiety which colours the contemporary rhetoric of border protection, illegal immigrants and the increasingly phobic suspicion that a multicultural Australia might include hidden cells - or "communities of interest" - within.' He suggests that William Lane's novel 'is particularly interesting because of the way in which he presents ideas about the relations between the individual and the mass that are inflected by both sexual and racial politics.'
Shooting Mabel : Warrior Masculinity and Asian Invasion David Robert Walker , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 2 no. 3 2005; (p. 89.1-89.11)
This article examines stories published around the beginning of the twentieth century depicting Asian invasions of Australia, and discovers consistent patterns of gendered and racialised assumptions setting Australian men, the bush and the future of the white race against Australian women, the city, and the asianisation of the nation. It argues that warrior Japan created a powerful case for an answering tradition of defiant, bush-based masculinity in Australia.
'The Yellow Peril,' Invasion Scare Novels and Australian Political Culture Neville Meaney , 1996 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The 1890s : Australian Literature and Literary Culture 1996; (p. 228-263)
Australian Invention of Chinese Invasion: A Century of Paranoia, 1888-1988 Yu Ouyang , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 17 no. 1 1995; (p. 74-83)
Insane Lane: Crowds, Contamination and Violence in Australia David Crouch , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 5 2006; (p. 72-85)
David Crouch argues that White or Yellow? : A Story of the Race War of A.D.1908 'is an early manifestation of a long lineage of national paranoia, part of a history of primal anxiety which colours the contemporary rhetoric of border protection, illegal immigrants and the increasingly phobic suspicion that a multicultural Australia might include hidden cells - or "communities of interest" - within.' He suggests that William Lane's novel 'is particularly interesting because of the way in which he presents ideas about the relations between the individual and the mass that are inflected by both sexual and racial politics.'
Australian Science Fiction : In Search of the 'Feel' Dorotta Guttfeld , 2007-2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 21-22 2007-2008; (p. 65-72)
Shooting Mabel : Warrior Masculinity and Asian Invasion David Robert Walker , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 2 no. 3 2005; (p. 89.1-89.11)
This article examines stories published around the beginning of the twentieth century depicting Asian invasions of Australia, and discovers consistent patterns of gendered and racialised assumptions setting Australian men, the bush and the future of the white race against Australian women, the city, and the asianisation of the nation. It argues that warrior Japan created a powerful case for an answering tradition of defiant, bush-based masculinity in Australia.
Britishness and Australian Popular Fiction : From the Mid-Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Centuries Hsu-Ming Teo , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 46-66)
'The analysis offered here is [...], a panoptic perspective of the tangled skeins of literary imagination and imitation, gender and genre requirements, editorial control, market considerations and the sheer economics of the international book trade that knotted Australian popular literature into the cultural and economic fabric of the British empire.' (47)
Futures Passed : Utopian Brisbane in Nineteenth - Century Novels James Halford , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fryer Folios , July vol. 7 no. 1 2012; (p. 24-27)
'The Yellow Peril,' Invasion Scare Novels and Australian Political Culture Neville Meaney , 1996 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The 1890s : Australian Literature and Literary Culture 1996; (p. 228-263)
Australian Invention of Chinese Invasion: A Century of Paranoia, 1888-1988 Yu Ouyang , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 17 no. 1 1995; (p. 74-83)
Invasion and the Politics of Belonging in Pat Grant's Blue Felicity Castagna , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Scholar , vol. 3 no. 1 2014;
In this essay, Felicity Castagna notes 'the long history of invasion narratives in Australian literature, and how they served to reify the governmental belonging of White Australians inciting nationalism and encouraging vigilance in relation to migration and national security.' (From introduction)
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