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  • Author:agent Yu Ouyang http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/ouyang-yu
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 To Be(long) or Not to Be(long) : Issues of Belonging in a Post-Multicultural Australia
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'Belonging is longing, a longing. For migrants to live in a land they have chosen to settle themselves in, to be(long) or not to be(long) is a crucial question. It depends on what they long for: Is it a temporary abode for short-term benefits before packing up and going home, a permanent enclave on its own or a (second) home where they feel they truly belong or want to be long in? This paper seeks to examine issues of belonging for first and second generation mainland Chinese migrants in a post-malticultural Australia where the idea of multiculturalism is being rendered increasingly obsolete, becoming almost 'mal' as in the sense of malfunctioning.[1] The discussion will be based on three books, Wang Hong's novel, jile yingwu (Extremely Happy Parrots), Shen Zhimin's novel, donggan baozang (Dynamic Treasure Trove) and Leslie Zhao (Zhao Chuan)'s photographic novel, he ni qu ouzhou (Going to Europe with You).'

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Alternative title: 后多元主义澳大利亚中的归属问题
Transliterated title: hou duoyuan zhuyi aodaliya zhong de guishu wenti
Language: Chinese
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    y separately published work icon 华文文学 no. 5 2012 Z1895777 2012 periodical issue 2012 pg. 56-61
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56-61 To Be(long) or Not to Be(long) : Issues of Belonging in a Post-Multicultural Australiasmall AustLit logo 华文文学
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