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  • Author:agent Yu Ouyang http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/ouyang-yu
Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 The Eastern Slope Chronicle
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Notes

  • Book launched by Alison Broinowski at Ariel Booksellers, Paddington on 26 September 2002.

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Works about this Work

No-Man’s Land : Migration, Masculinity, and Ouyang Yu’s The Eastern Slope Chronicle Zhong Huang , Wenche Ommundsen , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 29 no. 2 2015; (p. 439-451)
'The Eastern Slope Chronicle is a novel about migration, focusing on Dao Zhuang, a male Chinese migrant who seems unable to belong anywhere. It is also about the protagonist's self-discovery and discovery of his home and host countries. This paper examines the impact of migration on gender norms and how tensions between different gender norms, particularly models for masculinity, play out in the perspective of cultural, ethnic, or national identity, issues surrounding the impart of migration on gender identity remain virtually unexplored.' (439)
'Looking Back in Anger' : Multiculturalism, Ethnicity and the Commodification of University Space in Ouyang Yu’s The Eastern Slope Chronicle Sourit Bhattacharya , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities , vol. 4 no. 2 2012; (p. 163-171)
'The proposed paper attempts to investigate the nuanced layers of multiculturalism and ethnicity in Australia through the lens of the Chinese-Australian writer, Ouyang Yu. His novel, The Eastern Slope Chronicle, written from the perspective of a student's cooperation with the term 'postcolonial', throws a compulsive doubt on the celebration of multiculturalism. Whereas the novel deals with central 'postcolonial' questions like nationhood, political relation between countries, repatriation, violence, and immigrant identity, its unabridged and cut-and-dried presentation of the corporate packaging of terms like multicultural and postcolonial or the body of the diasporic student as the product of study and university research invites more critical thoughts on university space, the category of international student or the commodification of feelings like love, emotion and soul. In a way, it seeks the irony and economy of 'affect' in a supposedly 'postcolonial' novel.' (Author's abstract)
Chinese Culture Cures : Ouyang Yu's Representation and Resolution of the Immigrant Syndrome in The Eastern Slope Chronicle Huang Dan , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 23 no. 2 2009; (p. 179-184)
'Asian Australian literature has brown prosperous since Australia opened its door to Asian immigrants, as evidenced by the emergence of Asian Australian writers like Brian Castro, Lilian Ng, Lau Siew Mei, Beth Yahp, Hsu-ming Teo, and so on. The Chinese diasporic writers from the various parts of Asia tell their hometown stories and share their migrant experience in their host countries. Ouyang Yu, a bilingual writer from mainland China ‘is perhaps the most indecorous writer currently at work today’. (Birns 194) (p179)
Seeing Double : The Quest for Chineseness in Australia Wenche Ommundsen , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Studies and Literary Theory , no. 16 2008; (p. 90-109)
'Chinese and other Asians, this essay argues, performed a structural function in the developing national consciousness of Australia as the racial/cultural Other against which the national self was defined and towards which its fears and desires could be projected. Today, Chinese Australian writers use the image of the double to explore their own position in the national psyche. To what extent, they ask, is it possible to imagine a merging of Asian and Australian, observer and observed, representation and self-construction? Is the Chinese-antipodean identity always a site of conflict and contradiction or can it be lived as a happier kind of hybridity?' -- Author's abstract
Returnee Scholars: Ouyang Yu, the Displaced Poet and the Sea Turtle Kam Louie , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bias : Offensively Chinese/Australian : A Collection of Essays on China and Australia 2007; (p. 249-263)
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 February 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of The Eastern Slope Chronicle Yu Ouyang , 2002 single work novel ; Summer Visit : Three Novellas Antigone Kefala , 2002 selected work novella
Paperbacks Veronica Sen , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 9 March 2003; (p. 22)

— Review of The Eastern Slope Chronicle Yu Ouyang , 2002 single work novel
Being Othered in 'Our' Land Lyn Jacobs , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 172 2003; (p. 94-96)

— Review of Otherland no. 7 2001 periodical issue ; The Eastern Slope Chronicle Yu Ouyang , 2002 single work novel ; Two Hearts, Two Tongues and Rain-Coloured Eyes Yu Ouyang , 2002 selected work poetry
Postcolonial, Cross-Cultural, In-Your-Face Grunge Pamela Allen , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Winter-Spring no. 93-94 2003; (p. 172-174)

— Review of The Eastern Slope Chronicle Yu Ouyang , 2002 single work novel
Too Big for the Boutique: 'China' and Anglophone Multiculturalism in Australian Literature Nicholas Birns , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 64 no. 1 2004; (p. 88-96) Bias : Offensively Chinese/Australian : A Collection of Essays on China and Australia 2007; (p. 274-282)
Sleep No More : Ouyang Yu's Wake-up Call to Multicultural Australia Wenche Ommundsen , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Culture, Identity, Commodity : Diasporic Chinese Literature in English 2005; (p. 231-251)
'Flexible Citizenship' : Strategic Chinese Identities in Asian Australian Literature Regina Lee , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Intercultural Studies , February vol. 27 no. 1-2 2006; (p. 213-227)

Focusing on Ouyang Yu's The Eastern Slope Chronicle, this essay explores 'the extent to which the concept of 'Asian Australian' reflects Asian and Australian attitudes towards cultural and political citizenship. It argues that Asian Australian cultural production is not only symptomatic of deep ambivalences surrounding cultural and political citizenship, but that it is also subject to constant re-negotiation with historical and prevailing attitudes about race and culture' (author's abstract).

Returnee Scholars: Ouyang Yu, the Displaced Poet and the Sea Turtle Kam Louie , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bias : Offensively Chinese/Australian : A Collection of Essays on China and Australia 2007; (p. 249-263)
Seeing Double : The Quest for Chineseness in Australia Wenche Ommundsen , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Studies and Literary Theory , no. 16 2008; (p. 90-109)
'Chinese and other Asians, this essay argues, performed a structural function in the developing national consciousness of Australia as the racial/cultural Other against which the national self was defined and towards which its fears and desires could be projected. Today, Chinese Australian writers use the image of the double to explore their own position in the national psyche. To what extent, they ask, is it possible to imagine a merging of Asian and Australian, observer and observed, representation and self-construction? Is the Chinese-antipodean identity always a site of conflict and contradiction or can it be lived as a happier kind of hybridity?' -- Author's abstract
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