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Alternative title: Astronauts, Lost Souls and Dragons : Voices of Today's Chinese Australians in Conversation with Diana Giese
Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 Astronauts, Lost Souls &​ Dragons : Voices of Today's Chinese Australians
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Oral histories of Chinese in Australia, covering arriving, pioneers and boundary-crossing, industry, education, work and play, identities, families, reclaiming the past, imagining the future.

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Works about this Work

Narrating Success: Chinese Australians and Cultural Citizenship Tseen-Ling Khoo , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory 2010; (p. 273-282)
y separately published work icon Ways of Seeing China : From Yellow Peril to Shangrila Timothy Kendall , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2005 Z1255794 2005 single work criticism

'Drawing upon novels, comic strips, ASIO dossiers, government documents, public polls, travelogues and politicians' pronouncements, Ways of Seeing China seeks to understand why Australia's China has developed from the epitome of all things hateful, barbaric and undemocratic into something captivating, admirable, irresistible, even if still undemocratic - and back again' (back cover blurb).

Of Dragons and Devils : Chinese-Australian Life Stories Wenche Ommundsen , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 1 no. 2002; (p. 67-80)
The author explores the hybridity of the 'the collaborative life story and its close relative, testimonial writing' which occupies a position between ''literature and various modes of factual writing ... and between private and public, or political, discourse.' She sees it as a genre 'frequently troubled by generic, ethical and political dilemmas, especially in the case of cross-cultural collaboration' (p.66) However, her reading of Chinese-Australian texts demonstates that 'the cultural negotiation embodied by the cross-cultural life story offers a unique opportunity to observe the production of autobiographical "truth" in the interplay between generic expectation and textual variation.' (p.78)
Re-siting Australian Identity : Configuring the Chinese Citizen in Diana Giese's Astronauts, Lost Souls and Dragons and William Yang's Sadness Tseen-Ling Khoo , 2001 single work criticism essay
— Appears in: Otherland , no. 7 2001; (p. 95-109)
Birds of Passage? The New Generation of Chinese-Australian Writers Wenche Ommundsen , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Alter/Asians : Asian-Australian Identities in Art, Media and Popular Culture 2000; (p. 89-106; Notes: 283-284)
Examines the works of the post-"Tiananmen Square" generation of Chinese-Australian writers and some of their preoccupations and attitudes, and their impact on Australian literature and culture.
Xenophobia? Please Explain Shirley Tucker , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 148 1997; (p. 82-83)

— Review of Astronauts, Lost Souls &​ Dragons : Voices of Today's Chinese Australians Diana Giese , 1997 single work interview ; The Year the Dragon Came 1996 selected work interview
A Tapestry of 'Asian' Journeys in This Land Yvonne Preston , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 February 1997;

— Review of Astronauts, Lost Souls &​ Dragons : Voices of Today's Chinese Australians Diana Giese , 1997 single work interview
Chinese Diaspora Margaret Jones , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 189 1997; (p. 7-8)

— Review of Astronauts, Lost Souls &​ Dragons : Voices of Today's Chinese Australians Diana Giese , 1997 single work interview
Astronauts, Lost Souls and Dragons Kathy Roulston , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , July vol. 16 no. 3 1997; (p. 61)

— Review of Astronauts, Lost Souls &​ Dragons : Voices of Today's Chinese Australians Diana Giese , 1997 single work interview
Far Northern Focus : Astronauts, Lost Souls and Dragons Marie Low , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 11 January 1997;

— Review of Astronauts, Lost Souls &​ Dragons : Voices of Today's Chinese Australians Diana Giese , 1997 single work interview
Of Dragons and Devils : Chinese-Australian Life Stories Wenche Ommundsen , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 1 no. 2002; (p. 67-80)
The author explores the hybridity of the 'the collaborative life story and its close relative, testimonial writing' which occupies a position between ''literature and various modes of factual writing ... and between private and public, or political, discourse.' She sees it as a genre 'frequently troubled by generic, ethical and political dilemmas, especially in the case of cross-cultural collaboration' (p.66) However, her reading of Chinese-Australian texts demonstates that 'the cultural negotiation embodied by the cross-cultural life story offers a unique opportunity to observe the production of autobiographical "truth" in the interplay between generic expectation and textual variation.' (p.78)
y separately published work icon Ways of Seeing China : From Yellow Peril to Shangrila Timothy Kendall , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2005 Z1255794 2005 single work criticism

'Drawing upon novels, comic strips, ASIO dossiers, government documents, public polls, travelogues and politicians' pronouncements, Ways of Seeing China seeks to understand why Australia's China has developed from the epitome of all things hateful, barbaric and undemocratic into something captivating, admirable, irresistible, even if still undemocratic - and back again' (back cover blurb).

Narrating Success: Chinese Australians and Cultural Citizenship Tseen-Ling Khoo , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory 2010; (p. 273-282)
Birds of Passage? The New Generation of Chinese-Australian Writers Wenche Ommundsen , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Alter/Asians : Asian-Australian Identities in Art, Media and Popular Culture 2000; (p. 89-106; Notes: 283-284)
Examines the works of the post-"Tiananmen Square" generation of Chinese-Australian writers and some of their preoccupations and attitudes, and their impact on Australian literature and culture.
Re-siting Australian Identity : Configuring the Chinese Citizen in Diana Giese's Astronauts, Lost Souls and Dragons and William Yang's Sadness Tseen-Ling Khoo , 2001 single work criticism essay
— Appears in: Otherland , no. 7 2001; (p. 95-109)
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