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Thinking Labor Rights through the Coolie Question
In 2014 the conservative Australian Institute of Public Affairs called for the abolition of the minimum wage—at the time AU$16.87, the highest in the industrial world and twice that of the UnitedExpand
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Local Agency and Complex Power Shifts in the Era of Belt and Road: Perceptions of Chinese Aid in the South Pacific
ABSTRACT Beijing’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has exacerbated a longstanding concern about the power shift from the West to China. The existing debate, however, is both motivated by,Expand
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'Liberating' Asia: Strikes and Protest in Sydney and Shanghai, 1920-39
On 30 May 1925 British officers opened fire on Chinese union protesters in Shanghai’s International Settlement, sparking a series of anti-imperialist protests now known as the ‘May 30th Movement’.Expand
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Book Reviews
‘Reading in Brown Paper’: Beckett's Budget and the Sensationalist Press in Interwar Sydney
This article addresses the audience reception of sensationalist newspapers in interwar Australia through a case study of Sydney weekly Beckett's Budget. During a libel trial brought against Beckett'sExpand
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A Chinese shopkeeper on the Atherton Tablelands: Tracing connections between regional Queensland and regional China in Taam Szu Pui's My life and work
Chinese-run stores were a vital part of the regional communities that developed throughout Australia in the nineteenth century. Functioning variously as supply stores, post offices, banks,Expand
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New directions in Chinese-Australian history
Sophie Loy-Wilson reviews Unlocking the History of the Australasian Kuo Min Tang 1911-2013 by and Mei-Fen Kuo and Judith Brett (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2013) and Making ChineseExpand
White Cargo: Australian Residents, Trade and Colonialism in Shanghai Between the Wars
This article follows Australians who went to treaty ports in China in the 1920s and 1930s to find work. By 1932 there were so many Australians in Shanghai that the British government asked PrimeExpand
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