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Rose Quong Becomes Chinese: An Australian in London and New York

Woollacott, Angela


The story of Rose Quong (1879-1972) reveals how an Australian learned to use the pervasive Orientalism of the early twentieth century to her own ends. Quong claimed an essential ability to interpret Chinese culture, forging a career out of lecturing and writing on Chinese literature and traditions, and performing her own Chineseness. She juggled her mixed Australian, British and Chinese heritage in both London and New York, showing the plasticity and transportability of ethnic identities....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Historical Studies
DOI: 10.1080/10314610708601229


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