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  • Author:agent Yu Ouyang
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 A Tree That Hit the Granite Ceiling
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Ouyang Yu discusses the cases of Chinese writers who have found no outlet for their creativity in Australia and who have taken on work purely for monetary satisfaction. He describes himself as 'an economic dissident' who has resisted 'the temptations of the market by refusing to participate in it and to follow other Chinese intellectuals who have given up on the artistic and ideological pursuits they once regarded as valuable.'

Following the impact of Pauline Hanson's anti-Asian views, Ouyang Yu also ponders whether 'certain white Australian intellectuals [have] stepped in, keeping their Australian culture from being "swamped" by Asians'.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Overland no. 175 Winter 2004 Z1130401 2004 periodical issue 2004 pg. 33-36
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Bias : Offensively Chinese/Australian : A Collection of Essays on China and Australia Yu Ouyang , Kingsbury : Otherland , 2007 Z1385710 2007 selected work autobiography criticism correspondence review interview essay biography A collection divided into eight sections, with 'critical articles on Australian and Chinese poetry, Australian literature, writings in the Chinese diaspora, cultural and linguistic identities, literary translations, Australian/Chinese reciprocal representations, one interview and selected reviews of Ouyang Yu and his works, as well as an extensive Selected Bibliography on works by and on Ouyang Yu'. (The author) Kingsbury : Otherland , 2007 pg. 161-172
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