By David Walker, Agnieszka Sobocinska
To imagine that Australia is confronting Asia for the 1st time within the twenty first century is to disclaim Australia's heritage and the self-awareness that comes from realizing that the rustic has been right here ahead of. Asia appears to be like all through sleek Australian historical past as a resource of tension or wish. it's been a presence either inside and outdoors Australia, shaping who Australians are, in addition to the country's engagement with the broader international. This publication assembles a magnificent team of students throughout a number of disciplines to provide a commonly conceived cultural historical past that areas Asia at or close to the heart of Australia's nationwide tale. *** "Australia's Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century captures the essence of the pendulum swings that experience characterised Australian methods to Asia during the last century and a part. ... The editors have performed a firstclass task in assembling top of the range chapters that make a major contribution to the present literature on Australia and Asia. ... furthermore, this ebook tells a massive tale in regards to the function and effect of people -- not only elites, yet in lots of situations usual electorate -- in development Australia's relatives with Asia. it's a important therapy to the ahistorical strategy of such a lot of of the debates inside Australia over local engagement and is an invaluable textual content for these open air Australia drawn to buying insights into what motivates the country's method of its region." - Pacific Affairs, Vol. 87, No. four, December 2014Ëœ
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Australians could also become expert interpreters of India. indd 57 29/08/12 1:45 PM Australia’s Asia for a third space and culture. 31 The experience of India was an epiphany for Deakin. When the recession-haunted Gillies–Deakin ministry resigned in 1890, Syme offered Deakin a journalistic assignment in Egypt as a vacation from politics. 32 1890 was a watershed year for Deakin; the next decade would see him play midwife to the Australian nation. Chronologically, India prefaced his Federation investment: and India provided the ideal womb to gestate Deakin’s dreams for Australia.
1236; ‘Smallpox in Sydney’, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 June 1881, p. 6; ‘Our Mongolian superiors’, Daily Telegraph, 18 June 1881, p. 7. 19 ‘Legislative Assembly’, Sydney Morning Herald, 9 July 1881, p. 3. 20 ‘Legislative Assembly’, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 July 1881, pp. 2–3; ‘Circular to other colonies’, Daily Telegraph, 18 June 1881, p. 6; ‘Parliament’, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 July 1881, p. 2. 21 ‘Legislative Assembly’, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 July 1881, p. 2. , pp. 2–3. 23 ‘Legislative Assembly’, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 July 1881, p.
5. indd 49 29/08/12 1:45 PM ENTANGLED: DEAKIN IN INDIA Ipsita Sengupta1 I f, as Greg Watters has shown, China threatened physical contamination for the last Anglo-Saxon citadel, then India posed an ideological hazard. No one better encapsulates the gamut of Australian responses to India at the turn of the century than Alfred Deakin (1856–1919), Prime Minister on three occasions in the first decade of Federation. Deakin remains a pre-eminent figure in Australian political culture: an appreciative biography was published in 1923, a scholarly two-volume study appeared in the 1960s, and a third biography is in preparation.