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'Those engaged in Australian literary studies in China are in particular need of a sustaining passion for their research subject to survive a disadvantaged situation, where major literatures claim overwhelming attention white minor ones are unjustifiably left in the cold. Also, they are hindered by a common stumbling block: the growing material attraction in a commercialised society poses a threat to academic pursuit, drawing them away to potentially lucrative fields. Those who have stayed firm are likely filled with great enthusiasm for Australian literature, or Australia at large. I assume I;m one of them. ' (Introduction)

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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)

    pg. 244-249
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