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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 No-Man’s Land : Migration, Masculinity, and Ouyang Yu’s The Eastern Slope Chronicle
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'The Eastern Slope Chronicle is a novel about migration, focusing on Dao Zhuang, a male Chinese migrant who seems unable to belong anywhere. It is also about the protagonist's self-discovery and discovery of his home and host countries. This paper examines the impact of migration on gender norms and how tensions between different gender norms, particularly models for masculinity, play out in the perspective of cultural, ethnic, or national identity, issues surrounding the impart of migration on gender identity remain virtually unexplored.' (439)


  • Epigraph:

    I had had great hopes in Australia. Like many who came before or around the time when I came, I regarded Australia as a land of opportunity. However, that opportunity seemed to exist for Australians and people from other countries of the British Commonwealth and not the likes of me. Even though I had sworn my allegiance, Australians saw in me an un-Australian. –Ouyang Uy (2002)

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    y separately published work icon Antipodes vol. 29 no. 2 December 2015 9644595 2015 periodical issue 2015 pg. 439-451
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