The Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing (AACLAP) project investigated and recorded details of Australian children’s literature published from 1970 to 2013. These works were either set in Asia, contained Asian-Australian content or characters, represented Asian-Australian cultures and experiences, and included hundreds of Australian works that have been translated into at least one Asian language.
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How to cite the AACLAP dataset and publication information is also available.
AACLAP contains a number of resources resulting from the compilation of the dataset. This includes:
- Scholarly Publications, or see below for individual work records
- A Collection of Interviews with Authors
This collection of interviews brings together seven Australian children's authors whose work has often featured Asian settings, or focused on Asian or Asian-Australian characters. The authors in question—Kirsty Murray, Sally Rippin, Steve Tolbert, Allan Baillie, Gabrielle Wang, Rosanne Hawke, and Christopher Cheng—were each asked several questions about their work, particularly with regard to setting. Some authors were also asked about the relationships between their own experiences of travel or migration and their writing