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From Cantonese religious procession to Australian cultural heritage: the changing Chinese face of Bendigo's Easter parade

Tsai, Tsan-Huang


Chinese processional and musical performances in Australia are the subject of several key studies; however, the origin of the performances or their continuation during the ‘White Australia’ policy era and their transformations over time are neglected. This article investigates the Chinese processional performances that have featured at the Bendigo Easter Fair since the late nineteenth century, and outlines three stages in the transformation of the procession from a Chinese religious procession...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethnomusicology Forum


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