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The Resource Stranded nation : white Australia in an Asian region, David Walker

Stranded nation : white Australia in an Asian region, David Walker

Label
Stranded nation : white Australia in an Asian region
Title
Stranded nation
Title remainder
white Australia in an Asian region
Statement of responsibility
David Walker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'For well over a century Australia’s place in Asia has been at the forefront of public discussion and controversy. Stranded Nation is a searching examination of how a ‘white’ nation, harbouring deep anxieties about rising Asia, sought to convince both itself and its neighbours that it belonged within the Asian region. This is the strange story of Australia’s momentous turn to the East. Stranded Nation draws on a wide range of sources -from archival records in Australia, the US, the UK, India and New Zealand to the personal stories of Asian visitors. It introduces a surprisingly varied cast of historical actors with opinions on Australia’s place in Asia - writers, journalists, politicians, policy- makers, students and diplomats from within Australia and across the region. To that list we must add culturally illuminating fictional figures such as James Bigglesworth (airman, orientalist and hero to many young Australians) This is a history of race, white prestige and belonging in a world shaken and transformed by decolonisation. These changes thrust the perplexing ‘mind of Asia’ to the fore. The psychology of Asia was often seen as the elusive key to understanding the region, rather than social and economic circumstances. With Britain’s withdrawal to Europe came a greater need for accommodation with Asia, leading to insistent calls for a better understanding of Asia and a new, more courteous racial etiquette. In response to these challenges, new image-building programs were created to make Australians appear an Asia-friendly people and not, as some critics in Asia claimed, arrogant white intruders.'--Back cover
Cataloging source
VCAV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, David
Dewey number
327.9405
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International relations
  • Social history
  • Australasia
  • Australia
  • Asia
Label
Stranded nation : white Australia in an Asian region, David Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065257887
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 526 pages
Isbn
9781760800277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1073098653
Label
Stranded nation : white Australia in an Asian region, David Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065257887
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 526 pages
Isbn
9781760800277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1073098653

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