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y Chenxi and the Foreigner single work   novel   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'In April 1989, Anna leaves Australia for Shanghai to study painting before starting college. While she grapples with cultural contrasts and her father's exclusive expat lifestyle, it is her student translator and guide, Chenxi, who draws most of her attention. As Anna strives to grow closer to him, she inadvertently brings him, his subversive art, and their relationship to the attention of the oppressive government. Chenxi marvels at the luxuries and freedoms that Anna takes for granted, but she misses this point until the story's devastating conclusion.' (Source: Google Books website)

Notes

  • Teaching notes are available through the Text Publishing website.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording of the 2002 version.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has an Asian setting.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2002 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 208p.
      ISBN: 0734404166
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2008 .
      Extent: 221p.
      Note/s:
      • Reworked version of the 2002 edition.
      • This new version adds adult language, a sex scene, and a deeper exploration of Chinese politics. (Google Books)
      ISBN: 9781921351358 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Interview with Sally Rippin Michelle Dicinoski (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Asian-Australian Children's Literature : Interviews with Seven Authors 2012; (p. 9-11)
Sally Rippin discusses writing, travel, difference, and how her training as an artist influences her writing.
Reading and Viewing : Texts for Years 9 and 10 Deborah McPherson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 2 2011; (p. 88-89)

— Review of Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel ; Only the Heart Brian Caswell David Phu An Chiem 1997 single work novel ; The Spare Room Kathryn Lomer 2004 single work novel ; Jasper Jones Craig Silvey 2009 single work novel
Revisiting Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , April no. 1 2008; (p. 16)
Fables to Highlight Ugly Truths Ronni Phillips , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 February 2008; (p. 20)

— Review of Extras Scott Westerfeld 2007 single work novel ; Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel ; Click Margo Lanagan 2007 single work novel
This Week's Selections Samela Harris , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 March 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel
Untitled Ernie Tucker , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 43 no. 1 2008; (p. 79)

— Review of Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel
Untitled Maureen Milner , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 22 no. 2 2008; (p. 4-5)

— Review of Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel
Chenxi and the Foreigner by Sally Rippin Pam Macintyre , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 10 no. 4 2002; (p. 8)
Untitled Virginia Lowe , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 46 no. 4 2002; (p. 36)

— Review of Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel
Untitled Jo Goodman , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 17 no. 4 2002; (p. 42)

— Review of Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel
Untitled Michelle Olynyk , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 16 no. 3 2002; (p. 52)

— Review of Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel
Untitled Virginia Lowe , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 46 no. 4 2002; (p. 36)

— Review of Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel
Fables to Highlight Ugly Truths Ronni Phillips , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 February 2008; (p. 20)

— Review of Extras Scott Westerfeld 2007 single work novel ; Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel ; Click Margo Lanagan 2007 single work novel
This Week's Selections Samela Harris , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 March 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel
Untitled Ernie Tucker , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 43 no. 1 2008; (p. 79)

— Review of Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel
Untitled Maureen Milner , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 22 no. 2 2008; (p. 4-5)

— Review of Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel
Reading and Viewing : Texts for Years 9 and 10 Deborah McPherson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 2 2011; (p. 88-89)

— Review of Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel ; Only the Heart Brian Caswell David Phu An Chiem 1997 single work novel ; The Spare Room Kathryn Lomer 2004 single work novel ; Jasper Jones Craig Silvey 2009 single work novel
Untitled Jo Goodman , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 17 no. 4 2002; (p. 42)

— Review of Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel
Untitled Michelle Olynyk , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 16 no. 3 2002; (p. 52)

— Review of Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin 2002 single work novel
Revisiting Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , April no. 1 2008; (p. 16)
Interview with Sally Rippin Michelle Dicinoski (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Asian-Australian Children's Literature : Interviews with Seven Authors 2012; (p. 9-11)
Sally Rippin discusses writing, travel, difference, and how her training as an artist influences her writing.
Chenxi and the Foreigner by Sally Rippin Pam Macintyre , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 10 no. 4 2002; (p. 8)
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