New Asia Now – Volume 2

Having received so many first-rate pieces of writing for our New Asia Now edition, we've published another volume as an exclusive e-book.

New Asia Now – Volume 2, co-edited by Julianne Schultz and Jane Camens, collects a further eighteen pieces that quarry the Australian experience of Asia and the Asian experience of Australia.

An Australian girl forms an online relationship with an Afghani lawyer who works as a translator on Christmas Island in a short story by ALICE BISHOP.

KIRRIL SHIELDS, who worked as a journalist in Mongolia for two years, examines the advantages and disadvantages to this redrawing or rediscovering of Asia. Does the Asian ‘exotic’ still exist?

Asian–Australians are constantly being bombarded by subtle messages by well-meaning folk that they are different. CANDICE CHUNG explores how unconscious bias survives in our multicultural society.

Half of all migrant workers in Hong Kong are Indonesian. Nearly all are women. Many are trafficked by recruitment agencies. In a poem, NICHOLAS WONG explores their unhappy fate.

Other contributors include Dea Anugrah, Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz, Damayanti Biswas, Elaine Laforteza, Michelle Lee, Lian Low, Okky Madasari, Ted Mahsun, Shandana Minhas, Sheila Ngoc Pham, Lavanya Shanbhogue, Danushka Silva, Merriden Varrall and Stephanie Chan.

You can download New Asia Now – Volume 2 as a PDF here.

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