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Jinghua Qian Jinghua Qian i(A149167 works by)
Also writes as: Lia Incognita
Gender: Non-binary
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1 Kaya Wilson, As Beautiful As Any Other Jinghua Qian , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 24-30 April 2021;

— Review of As Beautiful As Any Other : A Memoir of My Body Kaya Wilson , 2021 single work autobiography

'“It seems difficult here for anything to become permissible without becoming compulsory,” wrote child psychologist Martha Wolfenstein in 1951. She was writing about parenting and how softening attitudes towards playtime soon transformed into a new catalogue of duties and demands. The same could be said for the entire field of gender and sexuality: acceptance of any identity or practice seems to inevitably calcify into another set of norms and expectations, a test of authenticity.' (Introduction)

1 Sam Van Zweden Eating with My Mouth Open Jinghua Qian , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 20-26 February 2021;

— Review of Eating with My Mouth Open Sam van Zweden , 2019 extract essay

'I grew up thinking there were seven fundamental flavours: suān, tián, kǔ, là, xián, xiān, má. The first five translate easily – sour, sweet, bitter, hot, salty – but the other two don’t own a home on the English tongue. It was a shock to realise that something as material as flavour could be coloured and even erased by language.' (Introduction)

1 Underfoot : History from Below Liz Crash , Jinghua Qian , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 241 2020; (p. 37-47)
'Underfoot is a series of virtual multimedia tours uncovering the secret histories of Footscray. Two old friends, both long-time Footscray residents, bring an intimate lens to local history as they travel through the archives looking for people like them : Queers, migrants, radicals, and artists.' (Introduction)
1 [Review] Loaded Jinghua Qian , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 7-13 November 2020;

— Review of Loaded Dan Giovannoni , Christos Tsiolkas , 2020 single work drama
'Malthouse Theatre’s skilful audio adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’s Loaded epitomises 2020 – yet somehow it feels dislocated from its time and place'
1 Adding People of Colour to a Racist Workplace Isn’t the Answer Jinghua Qian , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , September 2020;

'Over the last few months, we’ve seen the beginnings of an anti-racist reckoning in Australia’s media, arts and entertainment sector, nourished by the Bla(c)k Lives Matter movement. As former and current employees critique racism and marginalisation at workplaces ranging from newsrooms and television sets to art galleries and festivals, organisations have responded with promises to do better.' (Introduction)

1 Sexting at the End of the World Jinghua Qian , 2020 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , September 2020;
1 S. L. Lim, Revenge Jinghua Qian , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 26 September - 2 October 2020;

— Review of Revenge : Murder in Three Parts S. L. Lim , 2020 single work novel

'S. L. Lim’s second novel is a vicious delight – a lit fuse that means to burn the whole house down.'

1 Guilt Mountain Jinghua Qian , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 79 no. 3 2020;

— Review of Stone Sky Gold Mountain Mirandi Riwoe , 2020 single work novel

'Australian nationalism often promotes a history in which the colonisation of Aboriginal lands was somehow complete before the white patriot turned his attentions outwards to the threat of the non-white foreigner. It’s a deliberate trick.' (Introduction)

1 Still Life i "Remember that year we sat in the stench of death,", Jinghua Qian , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 12-18 September 2020;
1 Yellow Peril Isn't What It Used To Be Jinghua Qian , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 78 no. 4 2019; (p. 225-230)

— Review of The Chinawoman Ken Oldis , 2008 single work biography

Lengthy review essay, which positions The Chinawoman within the history of 'yellow peril' narratives.

1 The T on Chinese Transmasculinity Jinghua Qian , 2019 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Popula , March 2019;
1 Out Lia Incognita , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Offshoot : Contemporary Life Writing Methodologies and Practice 2018; (p. 60-62)
1 Hard Jinghua Qian , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Press : 100 Love Letters 2017;
1 Four Perspectives on Race and Racism in Australian Poetry A. J. Carruthers , Lia Incognita , Samuel Wagan Watson , Elena Gomez , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 222 2016; (p. 83-91)
'The article offers the authors' insight on the manifestation of race and racism in Australian poetry. Topics discussed include the reflection of racism and orientalism in conventional verse culture (CVC), the posted justification of the racist depictions of Black women in the book "Gone With the Wind" by poet Vanessa Place, and the suspected association of racism with mental illness.' (Publication abstract)
1 Mainland Girls i "Mainland girls are so materialistic,", Lia Incognita , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 October no. 52.0 2015;
1 Toisan i "toisan", Lia Incognita , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , May no. 15 2014;
1 Floodgates Jinghua Qian , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetic Justice : Contemporary Australian Voices on Equality and Human Rights 2014;
1 Grey City i "shanghai is hungry for babies", Lia Incognita , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Peril : An Asian-Australian Journal , no. 15 2013;
1 Dad i "my grandma used to be a doctor", Jinghua Qian , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 31 no. 3 2012; (p. 4)
1 Cannibals i "I want you to eat me when I die.", Jinghua Qian , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 31 no. 2 2012; (p. 45)
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