Author(s): Paola Voci and Jacqueline Leckie (editors)
Essays and personal narratives contributed by fifteen writers reflect upon the diversity and complexity of Asian experiences, examine geographical, social and cultural locations and different perspectives in which Asia is actualised, embodied and imagined. Different ethnic and national groups are discussed, including Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Maori and Pakeha.
Introduction: beyond nations and ethnicities, localizing Asia in New Zealand / Paola Voci and Jacqueline Leckie 1. Localizing Asian pasts: prefects,chiefs and the history of sand: systems of pre-eminence, and the Pacific and Asian pasts of the Manukau Harbour / Lewis Mayo 2. ’Indians show the way’: sport and localization among Indians in New Zealand / Geoff Watson 3.Personal narrative: as the earth turns silver / Alison Wong Localizing Asia in the Media 4. ’Isn’t it great? They all speak English!’: Screen representations of Asia and Asians in New Zealand / Paola Voci 5. Inv-Asian: print media constructions of Asians and Asian immigration / Andrew Butcher and Paul Spoonley Localizing Asia in the arts 6. Representing cultures: Seeing East Asian art in New Zealand / David Bell 7. Drumming up Japan: localizing taiko in New Zealand / Henry Johnson 8. Personal narrative: Roots - encountering new boundaries from a visual artist’s perception / Sudhir Kumar Duppati Localizing Asian identities 9. ’Chinamen’ and ’Hindoos’: beyond stereotypes to Kiwi Asians / Manying Ip and Jacqueline Leckie 10. Asian Muslim women negotiating identity in New Zealand / Stephanie Dobson 11. Changing identities among Kiwi Sikhs: locals, individual or world citizenship? / Gurtej Singh and Verpal Singh 12. Personal narrative: ’All of me meets here, an alchemy of parts’ - negotiating my identities in New Zealand / Ruth DeSouza.