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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... no. 22 June 2018 of Mascara Literary Review est. 2007 Mascara Literary Review
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'Our special China Transnational issue of Mascara found inspiration after last year’s conference of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature in Melbourne, ‘Looking In, Looking Out: China and Australia’, a colloquy that was enriched by the presence of the esteemed translator, Li Yao, as well as Chinese post-graduate students. It was apparent, however, that Australian Studies in China is often framed from the perspective of industry, institutions and dual nationalisms. This opened up a space that felt necessary for creative contributions from the Chinese diaspora, from the voices of experimentalism, political struggle, human rights activism; and from the border homelands as China maps out new geostrategic objectives.' (Michelle Cahill and Nicholas Jose : Editorial introduction)


  • Only literary material by Australian authors/poetry translators individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes:

    Poetry by Mary Jean Chan, Xia Fang, Cyril Wong, Jee Leong Koh and Timothy Yu.

    Dorothy Tse translated by Natascha Bruce

    Little Red Book by May Ngo

    Motive by HC Hsu

    Chinese Science Fiction Beyond Politics — An Interview with Hao Jingfang, Author of Folding Beijing Translated by Emily Yu Zong

    Debbie Lim translates Luo Lingyuan

    Ravi Shankar reviews Empty Chairs by Liu Xia

    Qiu Miaojin: The Bittersweet by Nicholas Jose

    Christine Sun reviews The Stolen Bicycle by Wu Ming-Yi

    Paul Giffard-Foret reviews Middle of the Night by HC Hsu

    On Exile-Inner and Outer: A Tibetan Odyssey; Martin Kovan reviews Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

    A.J. Carruthers reviews Experimental Chinese Literature by Tong King Lee 

    Peter Gibson reviews Encounters with Asian Decolonisation by David Fettling

    Jenevieve Chang reviews Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang

    Martin Kovan reviews Hidden Words, Hidden Worlds: Contemporary Short Stories from Myanmar


* Contents derived from the 2018 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Blind Boy of Hamelni"It’s been quiet since you left, but sometimes", Debbie Lim , single work poetry
What It Means to Sleepi"Every night this little death into which", Debbie Lim , single work poetry
Cultural Amnesiai"Rapid fire intonation, wishes build to an incessant knock.", Ailsa Liu , single work poetry
The Riveri"For tepid colas fizzled flat", Ailsa Liu , single work poetry
The Mission : by Miss W, Fourth Generation Chinese New Zealanderi"each day it began with the morning poo", Grace Yee , single work poetry
As Pretty as Miss Hong Kongi"in summer my mother stomped around the house", Grace Yee , single work poetry
Rooftop Chickeni"My grandma said in the fiction of flying", Wing Yau , single work poetry
Hard to Thinki"Sweaty hair stuck on his forehead", Wing Yau , single work poetry
The Greetingi"a labourer met a merchant and now sense lives in a", Nadia Rhook , single work poetry
i"when a sound wells from belly to tongue", Nadia Rhook , single work poetry
Tự Doi"I caught sight of you in District 1, bold, purple, by", Nadia Rhook , single work
The Ferret Population of Shanghai : Some Anecdotal Evidencei"my friend says ferrets", Ella Jeffery , single work poetry
Mutianyu in Junei"Clouds in the west", Ella Jeffery , single work poetry
Forbidden City?i"Morning is shuttered and we are like dormant fireflies", Michelle Cahill , single work poetry
Boat A Three-Part Sonata, Janet Jiahui Wu , sequence poetry
Agitatoi"boat turning tapping tap foot step few thing way that in a row going", Janet Jiahui Wu , single work poetry
Calandoi"swallow nest and pigeon hero rainbow in the bee-eater beak a little bee", Janet Jiahui Wu , single work poetry
Appassionatoi"going on land where do you smile going on land after a while", Janet Jiahui Wu , single work poetry
EvFLi"vain, jadeworsted, giantesque-bedizzened Sophisticated sponge 1", A. J. Carruthers , single work poetry
Washing Day, Elizabeth Tan , single work short story

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