'Exploration of how Australia and Asia are interwined in everyday culture, and in the imagined worlds of Australians of all backgrounds. Investigates Asian cultural production of art, literature, media and performance that embody Asian social and cultural experiences. Includes endnotes, bibliography and index. Ang and Chalmers work in the School of Cultural Studies at University of Western Sydney. Law and Thomas are Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellows at Australian National University and the Research Centre in Intercommunal Studies respectively.' (Publication summary)
Perera situates her exploration of Australian histories and futures 'in the context of the millennium and its anxieties'. She considers the appeal of 'Hansonism' and draws on a range of literary texts to demonstrate the limits and the potential of the imperfect, ideal of 'coexistence'.