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'People always used to tell me 'Shanghai's not real China'. I heard it from locals, from expats like myself, from visitors who had spent a week or two In Xi'an or Chongqing or Lijiang and thought they should advise me That I  wasn't getting the real deal. What they wanted me to knew was that Shanghai, a hub of foreign trade and business, with some of its central districts full of stores like Nike and H&M, was not enough. It was too much like home and not enough like what a foreigner should experience in China.'(Introduction)
 

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  • Only literary material by Australian authors individually indexed.  Other works not individually indexed include:

    Invisible Genres, or on the Virtual and the Actual by John Mateer.

    Bahasa Indonesia/Melayu & Yolngu-Matha - Recognising Familiar Words in Unfamiliar Contexts by Siti Sarah Ridhuan

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    y separately published work icon Westerly vol. 62 no. 2 2017 12822854 2017 periodical issue

    'Since its infancy, Westerly has a had a long interest in the literatures and cultures of the Indian Ocean, Southern and eastern Asia. Poised on the west coast, we are constantly looking out, facing away from mainland Australia. This space is not an empty one. It is rich with a history of movement and exchange, going back (as Sarah Ridhuan's essay in this issue reminds us) well beyond Australia's colonisation.' (Editorial introduction)

    2017
    pg. 9-20
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