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When the Dragon Wakes single work   short story   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 When the Dragon Wakes
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A young boy, Tan Yali, lives with his mother and grandfather. His grandmother has recently died. Tan Yali is looking forward to celebrating the Spring Dragon Day however his grandmother has twice appeared to him in a dream to tell him that she is not at peace. In order to help his grandmother the boy and his grandfather visit the grave in an attempt to ease her discomfort. (Source: Book)




  • Epigraph: One word is enough for a wise person.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it contains Chinese characters, and has Chinese cultural references.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Fortune Cookies Christine Harris , Milsons Point : Random House , 1998 Z387861 1998 selected work short story young adult The stories in this collection focus on Australian characters in Asia and Asians in Australia. Milsons Point : Random House , 1998 pg. 107-120
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