Journal of Chinese OverseasThe most recent issue of the Journal of Chinese Overseas is a special issue on Chinese Australian history, ‘Chinese Australians: Politics, Engagement and Activism’.

The issue contains the following papers:

  • Pauline Rule, ‘The transformative effect of Australian experience on the life of Ho A Mei, 1838-1901, Hong Kong community leader and entrepreneur’
  • Paul Macgregor, ‘Chinese political activity in colonial Victoria: Lowe Kong Meng and the election of July 1880′
  • Marilyn Lake, ‘The Chinese Empire encounters the British Empire and its “Colonial Dependencies”: Melbourne, 1887′
  • Mark Finnane, ‘Law as politics: Chinese litigants in Australian colonial courts’
  • Mei-fen Kuo, ‘Confucian heritage, public narratives and community politics of Chinese Australians at the beginning of the twentieth century’
  • Amanda Rasmussen, ‘The rise of Labor: A Chinese-Australian participates in Bendigo local politics at a formative moment, 1904-1905′.

These papers developed from the Dragon Tails Chinese Australian history and heritage conference held at the Chinese Museum, Melbourne, Australia, in November 2011.

A second bilingual volume of papers from the conference was also published this year: ‘Sources, Languages and Approaches in Chinese Australian History’, Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies, volume 6,