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  • Author:agent Kath Walker http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/noonuccal-oodgeroo
  • Translator: Gu Zixin
Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Kath Walker in China
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'The trip to China in September and October, 1984 was like seeing a great work of art. It opened our eyes. We were all very excited...To Kath Walker it was something more...She had not written any poetry for years...This volume of poetry is the fruit of her labour in China. It is a continuation of the themes which inform all her poetry - the wrongs the white people committed against her people, and her longing for a world in which those cruelties and barbarism have disappeared off the face of the earth.' (Source: page 2)

Notes

  • Collection of poems in English with close Mandarin translation. Poems commemorate and reflect Kath Walker's cultural tour of China in 1984. Includes autobiographical piece, and five indigenous stories.

  • Australian edition contains poem not contained in Chinese edition.

    'Some 2000 copies were taken for distribution in China, the remaining 850-1000 were sent to Australia. They arrived in Brisbane not long after the Tiananmen Square massacre of 3-4 June 1989....A new dustjacket was printed incorporating on the back cover a new poem, "Requiem"...' Nicholas Jose, Australian Literary Studies 16.4 (1994) : 52-53.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Beijing,
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International Culture Publishing Corporation ,Jacaranda Press , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Kath Walker, Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work autobiography (p. 6-16)
China ... Womani"High peaked mountains", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1986 single work poetry (p. 17-18)
Tian Anmen Squarei"The big square", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 19-20)
Peasant Painters : Huxian, September 20, 1984i"In Huxian,", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 21-22)
With Young Pioneers at Xian : September 20, 1984i"We met the children,", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 23-26)
Entombed Warriors : Xian, September 20, 1984i"Qin Shi Huang", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 27-28)
Hot Springs : Xian, September 20, 1984i"It's hot and dusty!", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 29-31)
Absent Sons and Daughters of Chinai"Sons and daughters of China!", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 32-33)
Sunrise on Huampu River : Shanghai, September 23, 1984i"Oh!", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 34-35)
A Lake Within a Lake : Hangzhou, September 25, 1984i"At West Lake there is a Lake", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 36-38)
Lingyin Monastery : Hangzhou, September 25, 1984i"Nine metres to Paradise!", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 39-41)
Lijiang River Cruise : Guilin, September 28, 1984i"Hullo, hullo,", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 42-44)
Of Camel Hill... Bonsai Gardens and Pandas : Guilin, September 28, 1984i"Camel hill looks like a camel", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 45-47)
Returned Pearl Cave : Guilin, September 28, 1984i"It's cool in the cave", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 48-51)
Reed Flute Cavei"I didn't expect to meet you in Guilin", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 52-56)
Celebrating National Day in Guangzhou : October 1, 1984i"It's the first of October", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 57-59)
Visit to Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall : Guangzhou, October 2, 1984i""Curtain going up"", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 60-61)
Kurrawongi"The Kurrawong tribe lived in trees. They were a very happy tribe.", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 62-63)
Kabooli"Kabool's tribe lived all over the place. In the forests, on the plains", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 64-67)
Yunguni"Yungun was of the sea tribe. His tribe were travellers. They would", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1988 single work poetry (p. 68-69)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: K'ai-se Wo-k'o tsai Chung-kuo
Alternative title: Kath Walker in China = 凯瑟 · 沃克在中国 /
Language: English , Chinese , Mandarin Chinese
Notes:
Title spelling varies: Kaise Woke zai Zhongguo

Works about this Work

Cross-Cultural Alliances : Exploring Aboriginal Asian Literary and Cultural Production Peta Stephenson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Lost in the Whitewash : Aboriginal-Asian Encounters in Australia, 1901-2001 2003; (p. 143-162)
Peta Stephenson surveys Aboriginal-Asian cross-cultural production, considering representations of Aboriginal-Asian relations, influences on the construction of contemporary Aboriginality, and Aboriginal perceptions of Asian identity.
Oodgeroo in China Nicholas Jose , 1994 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 16 no. 4 1994; (p. 42-54)
Review Glen Jennings , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Arena , no. 95 1991; (p. 170-173)

— Review of Kath Walker in China Kath Walker , Gu Zixin (translator), 1988 selected work poetry autobiography
Untitled Elizabeth Smith , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Queensland Writer , July/August vol. 2 no. 1 1990; (p. 17)

— Review of Kath Walker in China Kath Walker , Gu Zixin (translator), 1988 selected work poetry autobiography
A Landmark in Publishing Simon Patton , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 122 1990; (p. 13)

— Review of Kath Walker in China Kath Walker , Gu Zixin (translator), 1988 selected work poetry autobiography
A Landmark in Publishing Simon Patton , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 122 1990; (p. 13)

— Review of Kath Walker in China Kath Walker , Gu Zixin (translator), 1988 selected work poetry autobiography
Review Glen Jennings , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Arena , no. 95 1991; (p. 170-173)

— Review of Kath Walker in China Kath Walker , Gu Zixin (translator), 1988 selected work poetry autobiography
Untitled Elizabeth Smith , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Queensland Writer , July/August vol. 2 no. 1 1990; (p. 17)

— Review of Kath Walker in China Kath Walker , Gu Zixin (translator), 1988 selected work poetry autobiography
Cross-Cultural Alliances : Exploring Aboriginal Asian Literary and Cultural Production Peta Stephenson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Lost in the Whitewash : Aboriginal-Asian Encounters in Australia, 1901-2001 2003; (p. 143-162)
Peta Stephenson surveys Aboriginal-Asian cross-cultural production, considering representations of Aboriginal-Asian relations, influences on the construction of contemporary Aboriginality, and Aboriginal perceptions of Asian identity.
Oodgeroo in China Nicholas Jose , 1994 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 16 no. 4 1994; (p. 42-54)
Oodgeroo's Poems 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Herald , 6 April 1990; (p. 2)
Oodgeroo Now Turns Chinese- Poetically Kim Sweetman , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 April 1990; (p. 10)
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