y East Wind, West Wind single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992
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This account of the life of the author portrays both the uncertainty of life under a totalitarian government and the difficulties of exercising individual rights when under official scrutiny, even in a non-authoritarain society such as Australia.

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1992 .
      Extent: xiv, 268pp.
      ISBN: 014015986X (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Of Dragons and Devils : Chinese-Australian Life Stories Wenche Ommundsen , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 1 no. 2002; (p. 67-80)
The author explores the hybridity of the 'the collaborative life story and its close relative, testimonial writing' which occupies a position between ''literature and various modes of factual writing ... and between private and public, or political, discourse.' She sees it as a genre 'frequently troubled by generic, ethical and political dilemmas, especially in the case of cross-cultural collaboration' (p.66) However, her reading of Chinese-Australian texts demonstates that 'the cultural negotiation embodied by the cross-cultural life story offers a unique opportunity to observe the production of autobiographical "truth" in the interplay between generic expectation and textual variation.' (p.78)
From 'Hello Freedom' to 'Fuck You Australia' : Recent Chinese-Australian Writing Wenche Ommundsen , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Departures : How Australia Reinvents Itself 2002; (p. 61-69; notes 286-287)
Explores 'moments of departure and arrival' as recreated in literary texts by writers who recently came to Australia from China. Gives a descriptive overview of a number of relevant texts.
Slipping the Net : Fang Xiangshu and Trevor Hay's Stories of Modern China Wenche Ommundsen , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Otherland , no. 7 2001; (p. 169-181)
Birds of Passage? The New Generation of Chinese-Australian Writers Wenche Ommundsen , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Alter/Asians : Asian-Australian Identities in Art, Media and Popular Culture 2000; (p. 89-106; Notes: 283-284)
Examines the works of the post-"Tiananmen Square" generation of Chinese-Australian writers and some of their preoccupations and attitudes, and their impact on Australian literature and culture.
'Historical Drifters': Self-Representations of Chinese Late-Comers in Australia Yuanfang Shen , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 65 2000; (p. 136-144) Dragon Seed in the Antipodes : Chinese-Australian Autobiographies 2001; (p. 90-107)
Untitled Hal Colebatch , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , June/July vol. 8 no. 6 1993; (p. 15-16)

— Review of East Wind, West Wind Xiangshu Fang Trevor Hay 1992 single work autobiography
What Price Freedom? Enrique Martinez , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1993; (p. 99-104)

— Review of East Wind, West Wind Xiangshu Fang Trevor Hay 1992 single work autobiography
Of Dragons and Devils : Chinese-Australian Life Stories Wenche Ommundsen , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 1 no. 2002; (p. 67-80)
The author explores the hybridity of the 'the collaborative life story and its close relative, testimonial writing' which occupies a position between ''literature and various modes of factual writing ... and between private and public, or political, discourse.' She sees it as a genre 'frequently troubled by generic, ethical and political dilemmas, especially in the case of cross-cultural collaboration' (p.66) However, her reading of Chinese-Australian texts demonstates that 'the cultural negotiation embodied by the cross-cultural life story offers a unique opportunity to observe the production of autobiographical "truth" in the interplay between generic expectation and textual variation.' (p.78)
'Historical Drifters': Self-Representations of Chinese Late-Comers in Australia Yuanfang Shen , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 65 2000; (p. 136-144) Dragon Seed in the Antipodes : Chinese-Australian Autobiographies 2001; (p. 90-107)
Birds of Passage? The New Generation of Chinese-Australian Writers Wenche Ommundsen , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Alter/Asians : Asian-Australian Identities in Art, Media and Popular Culture 2000; (p. 89-106; Notes: 283-284)
Examines the works of the post-"Tiananmen Square" generation of Chinese-Australian writers and some of their preoccupations and attitudes, and their impact on Australian literature and culture.
Slipping the Net : Fang Xiangshu and Trevor Hay's Stories of Modern China Wenche Ommundsen , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Otherland , no. 7 2001; (p. 169-181)
From 'Hello Freedom' to 'Fuck You Australia' : Recent Chinese-Australian Writing Wenche Ommundsen , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Departures : How Australia Reinvents Itself 2002; (p. 61-69; notes 286-287)
Explores 'moments of departure and arrival' as recreated in literary texts by writers who recently came to Australia from China. Gives a descriptive overview of a number of relevant texts.
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