Asia What?: Beyond Authenticity

From Japanese geisha stereotypes to the Yellow Peril, what narrative boxes are Asians put in? Hear readings from Allison Chan, Ra Chapman and Melanie Cheng, followed by a brainstorm workshop to share your speculative narratives of Asian Australia.

This is a free event. No bookings are required.

Presented in partnership with the Asian Australian Democracy Caucus

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Allison Chan

Allison Chan is a writer, critic, feminist, career bookseller, live-tweeter extraordinaire and social media manager at Peril, working and...

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Eugenia Flynn

Eugenia Flynn is a writer, arts worker and community organiser. Flynn runs the blog Black Thoughts Live Here and her thoughts on the...

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Melanie Cheng

Melanie Cheng is the author of Australia Day, a collection of short fiction, and a general practitioner. Of Chinese–Australian...

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Ra Chapman

Ra Chapman is a Melbourne actor and writer. She was adopted from Busan, South Korea at the age of four and grew up in Mount Gambier, a country...

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Dominic Hong Duc Golding

Dominic Hong Duc Golding came in a box, in ‘Operation Babylift’, one of some 300-plus children and babies evacuated from orphanages in...

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25 August – 3 September