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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 After China
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Units Teaching this Work

Text Unit Name Institution Year
y separately published work icon After China Brian Castro , North Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1992 Z508518 1992 single work novel (taught in 3 units)

'An architect exiled from China meets an Australian woman writer who is terminally ill. He tells her traditional Chinese stories as a way of overcoming time/mortality, and of coming to terms with his own difficult past.

'For a book which takes loneliness and death for its themes, After China has unexpected reserves of warmth, affection and humour. Insisting on the erotic, it is surprisingly delicate, restrained and chaste. And for a work of such diverse and eclectic reference it is rewardingly resonant and interconnected. The whole novel is thus a brilliant feat of balance.' (Publication summary)

Australian Texts: International Contexts University of Sydney 2010 (Semester 1)
y separately published work icon After China Brian Castro , North Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1992 Z508518 1992 single work novel (taught in 3 units)

'An architect exiled from China meets an Australian woman writer who is terminally ill. He tells her traditional Chinese stories as a way of overcoming time/mortality, and of coming to terms with his own difficult past.

'For a book which takes loneliness and death for its themes, After China has unexpected reserves of warmth, affection and humour. Insisting on the erotic, it is surprisingly delicate, restrained and chaste. And for a work of such diverse and eclectic reference it is rewardingly resonant and interconnected. The whole novel is thus a brilliant feat of balance.' (Publication summary)

Australian Texts: International Contexts University of Sydney 2008 (Semester 1)
y separately published work icon After China Brian Castro , North Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1992 Z508518 1992 single work novel (taught in 3 units)

'An architect exiled from China meets an Australian woman writer who is terminally ill. He tells her traditional Chinese stories as a way of overcoming time/mortality, and of coming to terms with his own difficult past.

'For a book which takes loneliness and death for its themes, After China has unexpected reserves of warmth, affection and humour. Insisting on the erotic, it is surprisingly delicate, restrained and chaste. And for a work of such diverse and eclectic reference it is rewardingly resonant and interconnected. The whole novel is thus a brilliant feat of balance.' (Publication summary)

Australian Texts: International Contexts University of Sydney 2009 (Semester 1)
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